Rainey Center Launches New COVID-19 Resource for Policymakers

WASHINGTON, DC – The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy has launched COVID19 State Response Map and Resource Guide, to provide policymakers with analysis and remote support during the current global health crisis. This resource provides state and federal policymakers with real time information about individual state responses to the issues of citizen protection, economic […]

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CEO Discusses Energy, Coronavirus & Comedy with Power Line Podcast

Co-Founder and CEO Sarah E. Hunt had the opportunity to talk energy, the environment and COVID-19 as a featured guest on the Power Line podcast from the Ricochet Network. Hunt joined author and political commentator, Steven F. Hayward to talk about the work of the Rainey Center and give her perspective on energy policy opportunities […]

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Rainey Center Launches LAMP Virtual Digital Dialogue for State Legislators

WASHINGTON, DC – The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy has launched its LAMP: Virtual Series, a collaborative, virtual convening for policy education, leadership development and networking platform for state policy makers.  The Leadership Alliance for a More Perfect Union (LAMP), a flagship leadership development program from the Rainey Center, brings together state legislative leaders, federal government […]

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Medical Supply Shortages Prompts a Doctor's Resourceful Response: Our CEO's Call to Action

On March 24, Co-founder and CEO Sarah E. Hunt how COVID-19 is effecting her family in The Federalist.  Amid shortages of PPE gear during the health pandemic, her sister, a third year neurosurgical resident at an urban hospital in Detroit, has resorted to making her own masks for herself and her medical colleagues. Hunt calls on President […]

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Stemming Climate Change Key to Protect the Nation’s Security

Published in Military Times on March 16, Joseph Rainey Center President Bishop Garrison calls on President Trump to heed calls from military leaders and act to limit the carbon pollution that is driving climate change and endangering our security. Mr. Garrison cites a new report from the nonpartisan security policy institute, Center for Climate and Security […]

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Rainey Center COVID-19 Organizational Response

Due to the recent global events surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Rainey Center would like to update you on the necessary steps our organization is implementing at the recommendation of public health experts. In order to mitigate the further spread of the virus in accordance with WHO and CDC guidance, we are suspending all […]

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Political Campaigns Dial Up Text Messaging Outreach, But Is It Legal?

Stephen Cobb shines a light on campaigns using direct texting in Political Campaigns Dial Up Text Messaging Outreach, But Is It Legal? as published in Protego Press on February 28th. There are laws and long established practices governing the ways political candidates try to “get out the vote.” Now peer-to-peer texting pushes the boundaries of the ways […]

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Malvo Case Is Chance to Establish Life Without Parole Sentencing Standards Across States

Published on February 17 in Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Rainey Center Innovation and Technology Fellow, Meghan Bishop tackles the Supreme Court’s recent examination of Mathena v. Malvo, and its implications for juveniles in the criminal justice system, specifically how age plays a factor in Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentencing. Lee Boyd Malvo, was convicted on charges of crimes […]

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Is technology consistent with electoral integrity? The hard lessons of Iowa

Published February 15, 2020 in Salon Sarah Hunt and Bishop Garrison examined the chaos surrounding the 2020 Iowa caucus, highlighting the importance of protecting the security and integrity of our electoral system.  While technology has the power to bolster the ease and efficiency with which Americans participate in their democratic system, it must only be […]

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Alaska State Representative Sharon Jackson Joins Rainey Center Board

WASHINGTON, DC – The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy today welcomed Alaska State Representative Sharon Jackson (District 13) to its Board of Directors for the first time. As an Army veteran with more than 20 years of public service, Jackson has spent her career working to support small businesses, enhance the longevity of family […]

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