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Samantha Paradis

Samantha Paradis is the Mayor of Belfast, Maine. We asked Mayor Paradis to talk to us about her community, why she ran for office, and what it was like to go down to D.C. during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in an attempt to speak with Senator Susan Collins. Samantha Paradis is the Mayor of

Local Elected Officials Call Amazon’s Decision a Victory Over Race-to-the-Bottom Development

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2019 Media Contact Lia Weintraub 202-618-2482 lweintraub@populardemocracy.org Local Elected Officials Call Amazon’s Decision a Victory Over Race-to-the-Bottom Development NEW YORK, NY -- In response to breaking news that Amazon will not locate its second headquarters in New York City, Local Progress, a national network of progressive local elected officials,

Statement: Local Progress Condemns Trump’s State of the Union Remarks

For Immediate Release February 5, 2019 Contact: press@localprogress.org National Network of Local Lawmakers Condemns President Trump’s State of the Union Remarks In response to Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, Local Progress Director Sarah Johnson issued the following statement: “It should come as no surprise that President Trump devoted his State of the Union

Introducing the newest Local Progress board members

Our network keeps growing in diversity and strength and in turn so does the Local Progress board. This past year we embarked on an open nomination and application process to identify new board members. It was an honor to receive so many applications from dynamic leaders all across the country, all of whom are on

Statement: New York Local Elected Officials Applaud Passage of Election Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2019 Media Contact: Lia Weintraub, lweintraub@populardemocracy.org, 202-618-2482 Statement: New York Local Elected Officials Applaud Passage of Election Reforms ALBANY, NEW YORK -- Today, the New York State Legislature has taken a step forward to modernize New York’s elections by passing a series of reforms that includes early voting, consolidated primaries

Channel Powe

December's member spotlight is of Channel Powe, Governing Board Member of Balsz School District in Phoenix, Arizona! We asked Channel to tell us about her community, what she’s working on, and why she’s a member of Local Progress. Check out the video to hear more!

Reflecting on last night, and looking forward

Today marks a turning point for our country. As the dust settles on this midterm election, there is much to celebrate and so many reasons for hope. Local Progress statement after the midterm election November 7, 2018 Today marks a turning point for our country. As the dust settles on this midterm election, there is

Daniel Corona

Daniel Corona is the Mayor of West Wendover, a small city in Elko County in northeast Nevada. He is a fourth-generation West Wendover resident and his election in 2016 made him the youngest person to hold the office of mayor in the State of Nevada. For this month's member profile, we talked to Mayor Corona about

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