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.
As our pandemic responses shifted from a rapid response to long-term public health and economic solutions, we have reorganized all of the information here to make it more usable for your needs.
We will continue to build new resources and materials for a just recovery that will focus on housing justice, invest & divest, reopening schools, and much more.