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Workers’ Rights Local Government Round Up | Oct 2022

The Network Download: Community responder programs, our new co-chair, and more | Nov 2022

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How Localities Are Building Resilience and Responding to More Frequent Climate Events

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

Announcing our new LP Board co-chair: Kristerfer Burnett!

LP’s Women’s Caucus Elects First Co-Chairs: Johana Bencomo and Sherri Jones!

Learning from Portland Street Response

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Enhanced Library Card Program Gaining Momentum in Texas

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Localities can be laboratories of experimentation to advance workers’ rights

New Tool Helps Local Electeds Create Community Responder Programs

Texas Tribune Article: Texas continues imprisoning migrants without filing charges or appointing lawyers, court filings claim

LPTX Chapter Manager Witnesses Dehumanizing ‘Operation Lone Star’ at Texas-Mexico Border

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LPTX Fall State Download 🍂 | Budget roundup, witnessing Operation Lone Star, & more!

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Durham Needs a New Vision of Safety

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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.