Policy Resources

For state & local policy:

Brennan Center for Justice offers fact sheets on election and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels.

Center for Popular Democracy has policy materials that address economic justice, immigrant rights and civil rights.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities provides research and analysis on budget and tax policies at both the federal and state levels. These often deal with related areas such as health, housing, government assistance programs and climate change.

Demos has reports and commentary on a wide variety of issues policies, including budgets, taxes, wages, benefits, retirement, banking, debt, higher education, and election/democracy issues on the federal, state and local levels.

EARN Network is a collaboration of dozens of groups that publish reports on a wide variety of economic policies at the state and local levels.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance works on banking, broadband, energy, and recycling at the state and local levels.

National Caucus of Environmental Legislators has resources covering a wide variety of environmental issues at the state level.

PolicyLink works on health, transportation, land use, healthy foods, and foreclosure issues at the federal, state and local levels.

Urban Institute works on budget

For message framing:

Voicing Our Values: A message guide for candidates focuses on framing for state and local campaigns and activists.

Hero's Handbook emphasizes the need to tell stories involving heroes and villains and gives examples on a variety of issues.

Message Matters provides up-to-the-minute progressive messaging from Media Matters for America, primarily on federal issues.

Winning Words Project brings Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, and even moderates together, to learn, discuss, formulate, and share the moral language that is needed in our political discourse.s, taxes, wages, benefits, retirement, heath care, education, criminal justice, poverty and human services at the federal, state and local levels.

For ALEC Exposed:

ALEC Exposed is a wiki of resources about ALEC from the Center for Media and Democracy.

Common Cause also provides a wealth of information about ALEC.


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