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A powerful, inspiring weekend: Recap of the 3rd Local Progress NY convening

This year’s inspiring keynote address was given by national leader and activist Linda Sarsour ..

Local Progress Reacts To Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Local Progress is a network of progressive local elected officials from around the country united by our shared commitment..

Join us in Minneapolis July 12-14 for the 2018 Local Progress Convening!

Coming off an exciting 2017 election night, progressives across the country are stepping up and running for office because our ideas are popular ..

Local Progress members, CPD leaders gather to advance racial justice initiatives

To those of you who attended the Summit and to all of you working hard to advance this work in your communities, thank you so much.

Local Progress Responds To Ruling Blocking SB4

Today’s ruling showed that, when cities come together, there are few limits to what local lawmakers can achieve.

Local Progress Statement on Charlottesville

We stand with Wes and the city of Charlottesville against hatred, violence and racism.

After Sanctuary Cities Convening, 100+ Local Lawmakers Pledge To Uphold And Expand Sanctuary Policies

NEW YORK – On the heels of the country’s first-ever convening of municipal elected officials devoted to improving sanctuary city policies..

American Leaders Against Hate and Anti-Muslim Bigotry Campaign

Hate crimes have spiked drastically since the 2016 presidential election. Xenophobic and racist rhetoric..

Meet the lefty club behind a blitz of new laws in cities around the country

A new group for liberal city council members is pushing the limits of what municipalities can do for their residents.

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In The News

At Local Progress, we seek to make the aspirational pragmatic by showing how government can be a tool to create just and equitable outcomes and reshaping peoples’ understanding of governing from an institution to a collective responsibility. Here are some highlights of our media coverage:

Members of the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union rally.

Workers in the South Aren’t Letting Anti-Labor Laws Stop Them From Organizing

From a recent work action in Durham, North Carolina to union drives at REI and at academic institutions, workers are taking important steps to organize the South.
A delivery worker rides his bicycle along a path on the West Side Highway in New York City.

States and cities eye stronger protections for gig economy workers

In the past five years, lawmakers in at least 10 jurisdictions — including cities such as Chicago and Seattle — have proposed new protections for ride-share drivers and food delivery workers. LP's LiJia Gong weighs in on the importance of local gig economy legislation.
Two people wearing hats who look like farmers shaking hands in a field as the sun sets behind them.

Here’s What Rural Leaders Say Their Communities Need

The 2023 Rural Policy Action Report finds that rural Americans need policies that invest in rural communities, help small farmers compete with big agri-businesses, and hold corporations accountable.
Megan Green, president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, is sworn into office during her inauguration ceremony in the rotunda at St. Louis City Hall on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Photo by David Carson

St. Louis board president to announce bills challenging state laws

St. Louis Aldermanic President Megan Green is expected to announce eight new bills on Saturday aimed at fighting back against abusive state preemption and advancing local democracy.

press Releases

LPTX members, staff, and partners posing in front of a sign that says "Fighting for Texas Workers."

Local Progress Texas, Texas AFL-CIO, Every Texan, ACLU of Texas & Workers Defense Project Celebrate Win for Local Democracy

In response to the ruling of the Travis County Civil District Court in the case of The City of Houston v. Texas, Texas AFL-CIO, Local Progress Texas, Every Texan, ACLU of Texas, and Workers Defense Project celebrate a win for local democracy
Austin City Councilmember Vanessa Fuentes speaking during a virtual press briefing.

Texans Warn Death Star Law Silences Communities

At a press briefing organized by Local Progress Texas, Every Texan, Workers Defense Project, and the Texas AFL-CIO, leaders talked about the devastating impact the Death Star law has for everyday Texans.

Using Federal Funds to Create More Just Communities in North Carolina

ARPA provided localities with a historic level of funding. Local electeds across North Carolina have allocated those funds towards a just recovery and look towards the future on how to leverage other federal programs to best support their communities.

74 Local Elected Leaders Urge Federal Government to Protect Tenants

Over 70 local elected officials submitted a comment calling on the federal government to pass tenant protections for enterprise-backed multifamily properties.
HB 1 poster image: Our Cities, Our Rights

Six Florida Cities Succeed In Reducing Harm Of HB 1, End Court Challenge

Southern Poverty Law Center shared a press release marking the end of six Florida cities' lawsuit against HB 1, Florida's anti-protest and anti-local control bill.