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Local Progress New York

Local Progress New York (LPNY) is a group of over 100 progressive elected officials in New York State united by a commitment to shared prosperity, equal justice under law, sustainable and livable cities, and good government that serves the public interest effectively. LPNY is a chapter with Local Progress, the national network for progressive elected officials.

Members are invited to a yearly New York convening and regional meetings, events and trainings over the course of the year. All members of the network will also become members of Local Progress nationally and will be invited to attend its national convening, receive 1:1 policy support as requested, and access regular web-based policy programming.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2nd Annual Convention in Albany, March 4-5, 2017. Look for more information about the upcoming campaign and a conference recap.

The purpose of LPNY is to empower local elected officials through trainings on public policy and leadership skills, to provide policy support and coordinate efforts to pass progressive policies across regions and geographies, to unite elected officials to advocate on issues of shared interest at the state level, and to provide opportunities for networking and shared solidarity. The network will also provide training and support for elected officials to identify and develop leaders in their communities.

LPNY is led by progressive elected officials and jointly staffed by Local Progress, The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and CPD Action.

The network is open to any member who identifies with the Local Progress NY Statement of Values and wants to work with progressive colleagues to build power. There is currently no membership fee or other membership requirement.

Our organizing committee members: Dorcey Applyrs, Albany Common Council Member;Catherine Borgia, Majority Leader, Westchester County Legislature; Valerie Cartright, Brookhaven Town Council Member; Molly Clifford, Rochester City Council Member; Anna Kelles, Tompkins County Legislature; Jennifer Mecozzi, Buffalo City School Board Member; Karen Mejia, Newburgh City Council Member; Carmen Piñeyro, Freeport Village Trustee; Brian Pugh, Mayor Elect, Village of Croton-on-Hudson; Kari Reiser, Dutchess County Legislature; and Thomas Roach, White Plains Mayor.

You can join by signing up at or by contacting Chad Radock ( or at 978-376-8178)

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