On February 8 at 4PM ET DPN is hosting our first 2023 DPN Conversation on the topic of Green Finance. The policy briefing will explore what state leaders can do to ensure their state’s financial policies, regulations, and institutions best mitigate climate change and support green energy transitions. RSVP
DPN Conversations are monthly briefings for state leaders, staffers, advocates, and journalists interested in learning about transformative state policies for deepening democracy. Each month, DPN brings in a panel of experts, advocates, and legislators to share their story and answer questions about the nuts and bolts of raising up an
Today, DPN, alongside the Democracy Collaborative and T1International, has released our Public Pharmaceuticals policy kit — an open resource for legislators, advocates, journalists, and citizens to learn how states can publicly manufacture and distribute pharmaceuticals. Read DPN's policy kit on Public Pharmaceuticals Americans pay sky high drug prices — nearly double that
In the coming weeks, we at the Democracy Policy Network [democracypolicy.network] are releasing three kits about Democratizing Entrepreneurship — state policies to help make it easier for more Americans launch startups, coops, and other ventures. American entrepreneurship is currently dominated [https://www.kauffman.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/kauffman_compilation_
This past Tuesday, we at DPN [democracypolicy.network], alongside the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center [https://democracypolicy-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/1SNJZDuANYQ7PgnGil_8QioDtLBsRWvnveRq5NVHdYPpPmlaxgQGnocliBy_92CfzDbSyOlIZRkor-edyd0hAItTZ1us5HyVdFMSI0tLltygxzeefcY9uPtr019-VsGA] and Run for Something Action Fund [https://democracypolicy-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/1KObDFAs8wcAp-cII_ZBxJYuRwOxzgqD62DP13jPoK1ZTmlaxgQFrDGbBapCnZWLAJcvK8O_6IOiY_wc6CK15nlgC6dc7RXaybplnOgRpEmasRezIlb2qPAl2JwM8yE
Today, DPN has released our Foreign Investor Electioneering Ban policy kit [https://democracypolicy.network/agenda/open-country/open-government/foreign-investor-electioneering-ban] —an open resource for legislators, advocates, journalists, and citizens to learn how states can better prevent foreign money from influencing domestic elections. Read DPN's policy kit on FIE Bans [https://democracypolicy.network/
Today, DPN has released our Antimonopoly Reform state policy kit [https://democracypolicy.network/agenda/open-country/open-economy/antimonopoly-reform] —an open resource for legislators, advocates, journalists, and citizens to learn how states empower workers, consumers, and community businesses to combat monopoly power. Read DPN's policy kit on Antimonopoly Reform [https://democracypolicy.network/
On May 20, DPN hosted a state policy briefing on Restorative Justice with experts, advocates, practitioners and legislators at the cutting edge of promoting a greater integration of and financial support for restorative justice processes throughout state criminal legal systems. The briefing was hosted by Nketiah Berko, author of DPN's
On May 16, DPN hosted a state policy briefing on Public Medications with experts, advocates, and legislators at the cutting edge of promoting publicly-owned pharmaceutical enterprises, created by states to develop, manufacture, and distribute medication in the public interest. Video and notes from the event are below. Welcome — Pete Davis
In May, the Democracy Policy Network [http://democracypolicy.network] is hosting two video state policy briefings on promising policies for deepening democracy: on Public Medications [https://democracypolicy.network/pmbriefing] and Restorative Justice [https://democracypolicy.network/rjbriefing]. Register here [https://democracypolicy.network/pmbriefing]💊 On Monday, May 16th at 3PM ET is
When it comes to policy, the state leaders fighting for a deeper democracy are understaffed and outgunned. Movement politicians are often inspired to run for office because they have experience in a few issue areas. However, when considering whether to run or not, they are faced with the daunting task
This week, we shipped every DPN donor and supporter our This is What Democracy Looks Like Playing Card Set. This union-printed deck of cards consists of 52 promising policies for deepening democracy: Whenever someone talks about deepening democracy, the skeptics ask "Nice vision, but how does it work in practice?
Today, DPN has released our Social Wealth Funds policy kit [https://democracypolicy.network/agenda/strong-people/strong-bodies/social-wealth-funds] —an open resource for legislators, advocates, journalists, and citizens to learn how states can establish social wealth funds (SWFs)—state-owned investment funds—to build public wealth and distribute public dividends to its citizens.