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CPD & Local Progress Release New Policy Toolkit to Protect Immigrants

Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, the plight of immigrant communities in the United States has become dire. […]

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Betsy DeVos’s Education Agenda Can Be Overturned. This City Shows How.

What Philadelphia’s fight against market-driven school ‘reform’ can teach us about resisting attacks on public education. By Helen Gym Last […]

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School Board Members Resist DeVos

On January 30th, Local Progress organized over 70 local school board members from 15 states to submit a letter to […]

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Opinion: We Won’t Stop Providing Sanctuary in Austin, Denver

By Gregorio “Greg” Casar and Robin Kniech Within days of taking office, Donald Trump has already shown he will fulfill […]

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Save the Date: Join Us for Sixth Local Progress Convening July 27-29 in Austin

Local Progress Members, As the newest member of the Local Progress Board and a proud Texan, I couldn’t be more […]

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Three steps for progressive resistance and rebuilding as Trump era launches

By Katrina vanden Heuvel, January 3, 2017. As the new year begins, any honest progressive knows the political outlook is bleak. […]

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Resisting Hate and Fighting Back Together

Cities are rising together to fight back against a Trump Administration agenda. If you are looking for inspiration, here are […]

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Reflections: Now is the Time to Build Our Community

Local Progress Members, Tuesday was a difficult and shocking day, and only one of many to come. As leaders committed […]

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Members Stand Against Hate and Anti-Muslim Bigotry

The American Leaders Against Hate and Anti-Muslim Bigotry Campaign is going strong. More than 500 elected officials signed on to […]

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New York Protects Freelance Workers

Last week,  New York City passed the nation’s first law to protect freelancers from client nonpayment. The Freelancing Isn’t Free […]

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