PSN hosted a conference call on December 1st at 4pm EST with national experts and legislative leaders to discuss Prescription Drug Reforms and the 2010 Multi-State Agenda. Speakers discussed policy details, how federal reform could impact these initiatives, and best practices for building campaigns and moving Rx reform initiatives.
On Thursday, November 19th, at 4:00pm EST, Progressive States Network held a national conference call with state legislators, advocate leaders, and researchers on how to build policy
campaigns supporting paid sick days around the country.
Progressive States Network held a conference call on Thursday, November 12th at 3pm EST
with state legislators and advocates to discuss how to use community policing as an alternative to local enforcement of immigration law. Local
law enforcement policy alternatives were discussed including community
policing, anti-racial profiling measures, and civil liberties
On October 6, 2009, a bipartisan group of five state legislators leading efforts for federal health reform discussed the announcement today (see below) that more than 1000 state legislators in all fifty states have signed letters to Congress asking for real health reform, including a public health insurance option, strong affordability protections, and shared responsibility among individuals, employers and government for health care costs.
On Tuesday, September 15th at 12:00pm EST, Progressive States Network hosted a national conference call for state legislators and advocates discussing Federal Financial Reform: Protecting State Laws from Federal Preemption.
On Thursday, July 30th at 1:00pm EST, Progressive States Network hosted a national conference call for state legislators and advocates discussing Trade and the States: Promoting Collaboration when Negotiating and Implementing Trade Deals.
On Thursday, April 23rd at 3:00pm EST, Progressive States Network will host a national conference call for state legislators and advocates about the recent reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and its economic benefits, including a new option for states to receive higher federal matching rates to cover legal immigrant children and pregnant women.
On Thursday, April 9th at 2:00pm EST, Progressive States Network held a national conference call for state legislators and advocates discussing why taxing high-income residents is better than budget cuts and better for economic growth.
On Friday, March 20 at 1pm EST, Progressive States Network held a conference call focusingon making broadband a key part of states' economy recovery. The call included an analysis of the $7.2 billion appropriated in theAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act for broadband initiatives.
On Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 4:00pm EST Progressive States Network brought together progressive state legislators and policy experts
from across the country to answer questions and share practical
strategies for obtaining federal stimulus funds and using them to shore
up budget gaps, restore ailing economies, and effect lasting