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Progressive States Network (PSN)

Joined in November 2005

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Supporting Change State-By-State

Progressive States Network (PSN) aims to transform the political landscape by sparking progressive actions at the state level. Founded in 2005, the group provides coordinated research and strategic advocacy tools to state legislators and their staffs, empowering these decision-makers with everything they need to engineer forward-thinking change. PSN also works with non-profits and a variety of constituent groups to build a swath of support for coordinated progressive policy. The overarching goals: to get good policy passed into law and change the way issues are debated in the states.

A significant part of PSN's efforts revolve around supporting state legislative campaigns. The organization offers legislators and their staff members with the technical and messaging support necessary to embrace progressive policy and draft legislation around it. Tapping into a network of experts in each state, the group catalogues existing or developing legislation related to six key values we support. PSN also accumulates research to support new laws in these areas and drafts sample bills that will be palatable to a majority of voters in every district. During the current legislative session, our most important values include: • Rewarding work • Helping families • Strengthening communities • Growing the economy • Increasing democracy

PSN seeks to strengthen communication between legislators and the organizations they serve, facilitating a groundswell of interest in progressive policy that spans state, regional and ideological lines. Our board consists of labor organizations, grassroots and “netroots” groups, and key policy centers. With additional support from these organizations, PSN makes it even easier for lawmakers to keep open dialogues with their most savvy constituents.

Finally, PSN acts as a “war room” to equip legislators with the information they need to advocate good policy. Organization experts put together best-practice guidebooks and serve as surrogates for legislative staff members who need talking points and need them fast. Additionally, with an up-to-the-minute news service at www.progressivestates.org, the group acts as an information hub that keeps legislators up-to-date on progressive news from other states, helps them identify trends and emboldens them to educate each other on how to succeed.

In short, by supporting state legislators and other groups in their efforts to spark progressive actions and get good ideas passed into law, PSN proves that state policy matters, and that good policy leads to good politics for all.

Supporting Change State-By-State

Progressive States Network (PSN) aims to transform the political landscape by sparking progressive actions at the state level. Founded in 2005, the group provides coordinated research and strategic…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health & Medicine

Location

  • 82 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, United States
    Suite 200

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