End-of-Life, Charter Schools, Regulate Uber, and more

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Model Legislation from ALICE

End-of-life care: Palliative care programs improve the quality of care, extend survival, and reduce health care expenses for patients with serious illnesses. Both state and local governments can make a difference. ALICE has palliative care legislation and resources—and 1,500 other model and exemplary bills for both state and local policymakers. http://www.alicelaw.org/health-issues#3

Minimum wage wins, even in a conservative-controlled jurisdiction: Here’s a lesson taught by PLI’s Michigan state director—we can’t win unless we go boldly on the offensive. Progressives shocked conservatives into action. Read about it on IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Webinar of the Week 

How to talk about Economic Fairness: This year, most progressive general election campaigns should highlight economic fairness because it's the most powerful contrast between progressive and conservative opponents—essentially that we side with the middle class while they side with the rich. Join this important discussion on Wednesday, July 2 @3pmEastern, 2pm Central, 1pm Mountain, Noon Pacific.

Resources You Can Use 

Should we regulate Uber? Both states (e.g. California) and cities (e.g. Chicago) are beginning to regulate “ride sharing” businesses like Uber, Lyft and SideCar. Here are concise pro and con columns on the subject.

Charter school hustle: We rarely highlight an investigation in just one state, but this one deserves special attention. The Detroit Free Press is releasing results from a yearlong investigation which found endemic waste and wrongdoing in Michigan charter schools. Read about it here.

From the Public Leadership Institute

Free book on progressive messaging: Just published, the Second Edition of Voicing Our Values. Download a free PDF of the book here or buy a printed copy on Amazon here.