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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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This Group of Politicians Just Put Forward a Platform Progressives Can Embrace

By Peter Moskowitz, July 26, 2016 At the DNC, Local Progress offers a vision of cities as the center of […]

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Local Progress and Community Allies Win Major Housing Reforms!

For the last two years, Local Progress and the Center for Popular Democracy, with the leadership of community groups Alliance […]

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The Leadership of Local Progress’s Members Highlighted in New York Times Article!

Liberals Turn to Cities to Pass Laws and Spread Ideas (Jan 26):  “Fourteen states have since changed their minimum wage laws, […]

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86 Upstate Elected Officials Call For $15 Minimum Wage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Asya Pikovsky, 207-522-2442 85 Upstate Elected Officials Call For $15 Minimum Wage As budget deadline approaches, […]

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San Diego Leads in Transition to Renewable Power

San Diego became the first city in the country to pass a legally binding resolution to transition to 100% renewable power by […]

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New York City Moves on Paid Parental Leave

Mayor and Local Progress Member Bill De Blasio signed paid parental leave into law earlier this year, guaranteeing six weeks of paid […]

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Seattle Permits Uber and Lyft Drivers to Unionize

Just before the holiday season, Seattle took an important step in allowing Lyft and Uber drivers to unionize. The bill, sponsored by Local […]

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After Sanctuary Cities Convening, 100+ Local Lawmakers Pledge To Uphold And Expand Sanctuary Policies

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2017 Media Contact:  Asya Pikovsky, apikovsky@populardemocracy.org, 207-522-2442 Anita Jain, ajain@populardemocracy.org, 347-636-9761 After Sanctuary Cities Convening, 100+ […]

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Seeking Sanctuary Convening in the News

The two-day #SeekingSanctuary convening covered a range of policies to fight unconstitutional attempts to separate immigrant families. These included policies […]

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