Local Progress New York (LPNY) is the New York State chapter of Local Progress. LPNY unites local elected officials in the Empire State to share best practices and spread policy solutions across our towns, villages, counties, and cities. Since its founding, LPNY has united local officials in advocacy to support the Fight for $15, progressive taxation, and automatic voter registration at the state level. Members have also helped accelerate policy progress at the local level by sharing best practices on issues ranging from affordable housing to immigrant protections to police reform.

LPNY is open to any local elected official in New York State who identifies with the Local Progress NY Statement of Values. There is currently no membership fee or other membership requirement.

LPNY is led by an Organizing Committee made up of New York’s leading local elected officials: Dorcey Applyrs, Albany Common Council Member; Catherine Borgia, Majority Leader, Westchester County Legislature; Valerie Cartright, Brookhaven Town Council Member; Molly Clifford, Rochester City Council Member; Anna Kelles, Tompkins County Legislature; Jennifer Mecozzi, Buffalo City School Board Member; Karen Mejia, Newburgh City Council Member; Carmen Piñeyro, Freeport Village Trustee; Brian Pugh, Mayor, Village of Croton-on-Hudson; Kari Reiser, Dutchess County Legislature; and Thomas Roach, White Plains Mayor.

LPNY is a joint project of Local Progress and Local Progress Action (www.localprogressaction.org). For more information contact Chad Radock (cradock@populardemocracy.org or at 978-376-8178)