Progressive States Network is building and expanding national state legislative
working groups to act as a conduit for educating and equipping state legislators
with innovative progressive policies, proactive and effective messaging, and
providing opportunities for legislators to engage in cross state exploration of
“best practices” within their specific policy area.
Working groups will support and advance strong state level legislative campaigns
as well as serve as the organizing entities for advancing compelling national
messaging and action campaigns. Working Groups hold the potential for state law
makers and allies to take multi-state actions to promote a unified message and to
effectively advance a common sense policy agenda.
You must sign-up with your personal e-mail due to the nature of the
strategic planning documents that are available to members.
The members of the Economic Security Working Group of Progressive States
Network believe that good public policy is rooted in the collective expansion
of economic opportunity beyond the small numbers of individuals and
multi-national corporations that have increasingly dominated our economy over
the past three decades, and in public services and assets that are controlled
by taxpayers rather than by those same individuals and corporations. Our goal
is to truly protect the American Dream for all Americans, regardless of the
color of their skin, how much money they have, what gender they are, where they
were born or who they love. By expanding access to the vital elements of our
society proven to create and sustain a vibrant middle class- the right of
workers to come together and form a union, wages and benefits sufficient to
keep full time workers out of poverty, businesses that are committed to the
well- being of their employers, customers and communities, robust and
sustainable public services - we work to create and protect a sustainable
economy that benefits all American families and increases the well-being and
dignity of every worker. To ensure that end, we support the following policy
The National Immigration Working Group is composed of state legislators from
across the country committed to supporting pro-immigrant policies at the state
and federal level including comprehensive immigration reform.
The Working Group of State Legislators for Tax Fairness works at the state
level to promote fair tax policies that collect enough revenue to fund critical
state programs, such as education, health care, and public safety. In addition,
the Working Group works to influence federal policy that affects states, such
as federal deficit reduction strategies and streamlined sales tax
Legislators in the Working Group work together to successfully move
strategic tax fairness legislation and explore innovative policy solutions to
raise revenue. Through the Working Group, legislators from across the nation
engage with experts, partners, and colleagues to share best practices on how to
advance progressive tax reform in their respective states.
The National Working Group on Public Education is a coalition of state
legislative leaders committed to advancing public education and defending
against policies that undermine the needs of students, families, and
The Working Group of State Legislators for Health Reform aims to move health
reform forward in thestates and at the national level. The group was formed in
2009 to push Congress to pass comprehensive health reform that aligned with
Since the signing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the Working Group has
focused on implementing the Affordable Care Act, on advancing progressive and
innovative health reform policies in each of their states, and on allowing
legislators to benefit from the expertise of the collective group in advancing
health reform at the state level.
The Working Group of State Legislators for Election Reform is a newly
created group formed to benefit state legislators who are interested in
expanding voting rights in their state.
The working group will connect legislators to experts on election reform
from many organizations, assist legislators in working to develop and advance
strategic campaigns, and provide additional technical assistance where needed.
Sign up below for the Working Group of State Legislators for Election Reform,
and we will be in touch soon!