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Panelists ready to present at Netroots Nation 2022 session on HB1.

Netroots Nation 2022 – A Threat to Racial Justice: Criminalizing Protest and State Interference

At Netroots, we examined the troubling trend of attacks on democracy through a case study of HB1, which is currently facing a community-centered legal challenge on behalf of multiple Florida municipalities.
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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.

Two New Brands. One Powerful Network.

Today, we are thrilled to share with you the launch of our new look! Here we share a bit of the history of how we got it and the process we took to create these two beautiful brands.

Colorado Progressives Celebrate Victories at National Conference in Denver

After two years of Zoom meetings, the return of the Local Progress convention to an in-person format was an opportunity for progressives such as Kniech to share what they've accomplished with people who'd flown in from across the country.
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Minnesota becomes LP’s Fourth State Chapter

Local Progress Minnesota was officially certified as our fourth state chapter -- a statewide organization of Local Progress members with a formal leadership structure, a robust and representative membership, and typically a goal to raise money to hire staff capacity locally.

Local Governments Mobilize to Support Working Citizens

In recent years, a number of local governments have stepped up their programs to support workers, from enacting local minimum wage laws and pursuing wage theft to creating new offices to enforce labor laws.

The State Download: What LPNY Has Been Up To

Our Summer 2022 edition of our LPNY newsletter, which includes a summary of the state legislative session, info about some upcoming regional housing strategy sessions, and a spotlight of one of our LPNY members!
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The State Download: What LPNC Has Been Up To

The Summer 2022 edition of our LPNC newsletter, which includes a summary of the state legislative session, information about some upcoming regional housing strategy sessions, and a spotlight of one of our LPNC members!

Local Progress Files Amicus Brief in Support of Cities Suing Florida’s HB 1

House Bill 1 violates the Florida Constitution by unlawfully taking away power from local govs to respond to their communities’ needs and stand up for racial justice. Check out the amicus brief we filed today signed by 45 Local Progress members.

Local Progress takes progressive reproductive freedom agenda to local leaders

“I would say that many people in Texas who have the ability to be pregnant are now at risk,” said Kara Sheehan, the Texas chapter manager of Local Progress. “We are looking to our local officials to lead."
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The Network Download: Localities fight for abortion rights, worker protections and just cities | July 2022

Here’s a look at some of what’s happening across the Local Progress network this month.

How Local Governments Are Advancing Workers’ Rights, and Why Even More Should Get Involved

Cities are spearheading efforts to pass and enforce local labor laws that are improving standards for workers in their communities.

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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:

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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

Woman wearing "Abort Abbott" mask.

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.