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Today, we hold George Floyd, his daughter, his family and friends tighter in our hearts.

MN Local Electeds Call for End of Military-Police Response to Protests

More than a dozen local elected officials across the state are calling on those in charge of Operational Safety Net.

On the Ground in Texas: Insights from El Paso

Francisco Sanchez wipes snow off his car with a boogie board before going out sledding with his kids at Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas.

NC Local Electeds Push Back on State Bill 101

Senate Republicans introduced SB 101 alongside SB 100 to further target Black and Brown communities.

Local Electeds Across Florida Push to Protect Local Democracy

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

NY Local Electeds Call for Cuomo to Resign

More than two dozen local elected officials across the state are calling on Andrew Cuomo to resign.

In Texas, Local Elected Officials Demand State Focus on Direct Aid Instead of Attacking Local Democracy

“Our state legislature is busy trying to score political points while we continue to clean up the mess they created.”

North Carolina has $5 Billion in Unreserved Funds. Local Leaders Want the State to Use it for Rent Relief.

“If we deploy these dollars now, we can secure a stronger recovery sooner for more people.”

On the Ground in Texas: Insights from Denton

It has been almost a month since winter storm Uri swept across Texas and hundreds of thousands of residents are still struggling to access clean water or any form of relief from the state.

Local Elected Officials Demand Texas Ramp Up Post-Crisis Relief Efforts & Fix Failed Energy Infrastructure

“Our state leadership failed us last week, and continues to by not accepting responsibility.”

“It’s the Past We Step Into and How We Repair It”

Racial equity is a core value that drives our work as an organization and is at the center of how Local Progress members govern and support communities.

Local Leaders React to State’s Failure in Winter Storm Response and Widespread Power Outages in Texas

“This is what happens when the state gives up its responsibility to corporations — and without care or accountability to the communities most impacted.”

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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:

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

MN Local Electeds Call for End of Military-Police Response to Protests

More than a dozen local elected officials across the state are calling on those in charge of Operational Safety Net.