Social Policy

We are forging common ground on contentious social issues, while fighting efforts to turn back the clock on social progress. What does that look like? We’ve helped unite faith communities and LGBT advocates around the shared value of commitment in marriage, and advocated for gun safety measures that protect responsible owners and do more to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

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Published July 14, 2022

Big Fires Everywhere: Democratic Governors Fight to Save Swing States

The disastrous decisions by the nation’s highest court have blurred the lines between church and state beyond recognition, made it even easier to gain access to deadly firearms, and effectively outlawed safe abortions in at least 13 states and counting.  The following is an assessment of proposals championed by GOP state legislatures in seven states (KS, KY, LA, MI, NC, PA, and WI) where a Democrat currently holds the governor’s mansion. If these human Blue Walls fall, this is the reality people living in their states will face.

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