In early March 2020, as COVID-19 spread across the globe, Local Progress launched a call to action for elected officials in the network to advance paid sick leave, stop evictions and utility shut-offs, and center equity in their responses. We created a clearinghouse to facilitate idea sharing for ways that localities stepped up in response across a range of issues. (Note: we’ve retired our clearinghouse of local actions but you can find the archive here). Additionally, we assembled resources from partners and drafted a set of memos to help local leaders navigate policy options and crisis mitigation.
UPDATE (As of July 2021): As our pandemic responses shifted from a rapid response to long-term public health and economic solutions, we have built out a new page of resources supporting a just recovery and use of ARP funds on our Recovery Resource Hub.