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Member Profile: M. Lorena Gonzalez

Seattle Councilmember M. Lorena Gonzalez is a former civil rights attorney and community advocate. Elected to the City Council in November […]

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Local Progress Responds To Ruling Blocking SB4

08.30.2017 NEW YORK — In response to a ruling halting most parts of Senate Bill 4, a vicious anti-immigrant law […]

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Member Profile: Boston City Councilor-At Large Ayanna Pressley

Ayanna Pressley was first elected to the Boston City Council on November 3, 2009, becoming the first woman of color […]

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Local Progress is Hiring!

Local Progress is hiring for two new positions. Come join our team! We’re hiring for a state organizer and an […]

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Local Progress Statement on Charlottesville

Dear Local Progress Members, As many of you know, yesterday the city of Charlottesville, VA experienced an act of racially […]

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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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Conservatives suddenly love big government — when it comes to punishing blue cities for passing progressive local laws

Leading a wave, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott even suggests states should ban cities from having regulatory powers By Amanda Marcotte […]

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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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Stand with Seattle on its Progressive Tax on Business!

A message from Seattle Councilmembers M. Lorena González, Lisa Herbold, Teresa Mosqueda, and Mike O’Brien: Dear Local Progress members, We write […]

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Eight Local Progress members featured in The Nation this week!

All across the country, Local Progress members are fighting the dark money takeover of our democracy. From shining light on […]

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