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The Network Download: Community-led safety, wage theft protections, and more | January 2023

Localities must reimagine traffic safety. Here’s how.

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Durham Needs a New Vision of Safety

Local governments can and must continue protecting and expanding abortion access. Here’s how.

Workers’ Rights Local Government Round Up | Jan 2023

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The Fight for Progressive Power Starts in Local Communities

LP2023 is Happening Sept 6-9 in St. Louis!

The Network Download: ARP funds, housing work, our Year in Review, and more! | December 2022

Local Progress New York Hosts Housing Conversations Across the State

Housing Leadership Lab digs deep at Strategy Workshop

Our 2022 Year in Review

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Our Post-Election Mission is Clear

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Durham Needs a New Vision of Safety

Local elected officials and partners raising their hands at a Local Progress convening.

The Fight for Progressive Power Starts in Local Communities

Lawsuit against anti-riot bill’s ‘defund the police’ provision advances

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How One Progressive City Is Fighting to Decriminalize Abortion

As part of a growing movement, municipalities like Austin are finding ways to protect their most vulnerable citizens in a post-Roe world.

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The results are in: 8 in 10 Florida voters agree state should limit rent increases -- graphic with 8 out of ten humans shaded.

New Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for Limiting Rent Increases

School Safety & the Senate’s Bipartisan Gun Control Bill

We need meaningful gun control coupled with the things that build truly safe schools – providing physical, psychological, and emotional safety for all students. That means fully funding our public schools to have the teachers, staff, materials and spaces children need.

Biden’s Proposed 2023 Federal Budget & Community Safety

Earlier this week, President Biden released his FY2023 budget proposal.

LPTX Calls for Action on Anniversary of Winter Storm Uri

This week, more than 30 local leaders signed an open letter calling for a massive overhaul of Texas’ energy infrastructure.

Local Elected Officials Across Florida Sound Alarm on Legislative Session

Today, local elected officials across Florida sounded the alarm on the dangerous bills being debated during this legislative session.