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We’re mourning the children and teachers of Uvalde, TX

Our world continues to be shattered. We are grieving with our neighbors in Uvalde, a small but mighty immigrant town that has just been devastated by one of the deadliest school shootings in our history. We join them in keeping the memories of their children and heroic teachers alive. From left to right: Xavier Lopez.

Progressive Leadership Lab Launches in NYC

In 2021, New York City will experience a significant change in its representative government -- with a new Mayor and over 35 new Council Members. Following the June primaries, the Council is now poised to be majority women for the first time in the city’s history AND have the diversity more representative of the city

On the Ground in Texas: Insights from Denton

It has been almost a month since winter storm Uri swept across Texas and hundreds of thousands of residents are still struggling to access clean water or any form of relief from the state.  At the same time, in an attempt to distract from the state’s responsibility, Governor Greg Abbott has announced he will lift

“It’s the Past We Step Into and How We Repair It”

Racial equity is a core value that drives our work as an organization and is at the center of how Local Progress members govern and support communities. In this work, we demand of ourselves the capacity to learn and undo the ways that our institutions and systems perpetuate inequality and oppression. For Black History month,

Leading with equity in your coronavirus response

March 12, 2020 As all of our communities deal with the spread of coronavirus, people will look to local governments for an efficient and bold response that protects the safety of all residents as well as the public health. We know full well that the inequities entrenched in our society are

Everyone Needs a Safe Place to Call Home

A reflection after our Local Progress Housing Convening in Durham, North Carolina October 21, 2019 There is a simple truth that connects every person in all of our cities, counties, towns, and villages across the country: everyone needs a safe place to call home. Having a home to raise their families, enjoy their leisure time,

#LP2019: Our largest, most powerful convening yet

Last month, more than 250 local elected officials, community leaders, policy and labor partners from across the country gathered in Detroit for the largest, most diverse, and most powerful Local Progressconvening to date. We were thrilled to be welcomed by Detroit Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-López, Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield, School Board President Misha Stallworth, Grand Traverse County Commissioner Betsy Coffia, and Detroit Action

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 motivated domestic terrorism and a wave of repellant marches led by white supremacists. Our fellow Local Progress member, Charlottesville Vice Mayor Dr. Wes Bellamy, the city’s only black councilor, has been singled out and openly

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