School Safety & the Senate’s Bipartisan Gun Control Bill

June 23, 2022 -- Yesterday, Senators released the proposed Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to address gun violence in our communities. Our statement: "We all deserve to feel and be safe – especially in our schools, our supermarkets, our houses of worship, and our communities. We applaud the steps Congress has taken to respond to our

Standing in solidarity with Buffalo, NY

The shooting last weekend at the Tops Friendly Market turned my world upside down.  A white supremacist invaded our city and killed 10 people in a murderous rampage that was rooted in and emflamed by white supremacy and anti-Blackness.  Visual tribute dedicate to the victims in Buffalo by Jen White-Johnson. This event has

Join us in Denver on August 4-6!

It’s Spring, and that means we’re only a few months away from our 2022 National Convening, August 4-6 right here in Denver, CO! I am thrilled to welcome you to Denver for our tenth national convening – and the first one in-person since the pandemic.  >> Register now! << With registration now open, we’re also

Investing in real safety: the state of LP’s work on community safety

When we released Reform/Transform: A Policing Policy Toolkit back in 2018, we aimed to create a home base for Local Progress's policing and public safety work – a place where local elected officials, government staff, organizers, and advocates alike could find actionable guidance on a range of policies that reduce harm, empower communities, and curb

Biden’s Proposed 2023 Federal Budget & Community Safety

April 1, 2022 -- Earlier this week, President Biden released his FY2023 budget proposal. In response, Local Progress released the following statement: Budgets are moral documents. As we enter the third year of a pandemic that exacerbated and laid bare the harm caused by decades of deliberate underinvestment, one of our federal government’s highest priorities

LPTX Calls for Action on Anniversary of Winter Storm Uri

February 15, 2022 Local electeds across the state sound the alarm on the work still needed to help communities and avoid repeat of failed storm response AUSTIN, TX -- This week, more than 30 local leaders signed an open letter calling for a massive overhaul of Texas’ energy infrastructure, and numerous cities across the state

Local Elected Officials Across Florida Sound Alarm on Legislative Session

February 8, 2022 TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Today, local elected officials across Florida sounded the alarm on the dangerous bills being debated during this legislative session. Dozens of bills undermining local democracy have been introduced this year; many -- like SB 620 / HB 569: Ending Local Freedoms Act -- are moving quickly through the legislative

NYC Progressive Leadership Lab is Underway!

The NYC Progressive Leadership Lab launched with a two-day session on Thursday, August 5th to Friday, August 6th with a total of 30 participants of the incoming council members of the New York City Council. The program is a leadership development opportunity designed to provide newly elected officials in New York City with the training

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