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How to Advocate in the Age of COVID-19

Last year, DMGS looked at “Hill Day Strategies” and how to advocate effectively.  This year, traditional lobbying and advocacy have changed due to the spread of COVID-19.  In the past few months, in-person meetings with lawmakers and their staff members have dwindled, while digital meetings, emails, and conference calls have skyrocketed.  For example, last year’s conferences or Hill Days have now transitioned into Zoom or Skype meetings. However, even though […]

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State Action On Statues, Symbols, and Monuments

by: Ryan J. Stevens George Floyd’s killing by police officers in Minneapolis sent waves through society and governments have reacted in turn.  DMGS previously covered how lawmakers are reacting through police reform measures here and here.  Another ripple effect has been the status of race relations and how society should remember historical figures and symbols.  Across the country, national, state, and local governments have been reevaluating the symbols of the […]

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Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 2

by: the DMGS Team Last week, we examined the legislative response to George Floyd’s killing and recent protests in Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. We also looked at what action the federal government is taking and proposing on different police reforms. In the past week, there are numerous updates on police reforms and what actions are being taken at both the federal and state levels.  Are different states proposing similar laws […]

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Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 1

by: Ryan J. Stevens The killing of George Floyd on May 25 has sparked weeks of protests across the country, with many calling for various reforms, particularly with police.  Calls for reform from the public have not fallen on deaf ears, as there have been many legislative proposals offered at the federal, state, and local levels of government.  Some of the reforms gaining media attention include “defunding” of police, banning […]

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