At the reception on Friday night celebrating five years of Local Progress, John Avalos, the former San Francisco Supervisor and LP Board Chair, captured the sentiment of LP’s members: five years ago, when we founded this network, we did it because we knew that cities could be a shining light of progress for our country; now, we have also learned that our cities can be beacons of resistance against the destruction of our democracy.
The Local Progress National Convening was made possible by: Champions AFL-CIO, SEIU, CWA, NEA, and UFCW; Movement Leaders Amalgamated Bank, 32BJ SEIU, City Council of Philadelphia, Richard Gregory Campbell, and UNITE HERE!; and Organizers National Union of Health Care Workers, Greely Wells, IBEW Local 520 Austin, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 286, and AFSCME Local 1624.
Local Progress works 365 days a year to support, connect and grow our membership. That work is made possible by the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, the Surdna Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Charles M. and Mary D. Grant Foundation, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, the Borealis Fund, the Long Island Community Foundation and the generous contributions of Local Progress members.