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Local Progress helped make an animated web series! 📽 🎉

Local Progress was part of a team of storytellers and organizers who made an animated web series called MINE which is making its ✨  world premiere ✨  at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival! We know that narrative change is at the heart of all of our work -- and that our movement is at its

SB14 is the Latest Attempt to Take Power Away from Texans

Photo: Evan L'Roy/The Texas Tribune May 25, 2021. Dallas City Council Member Omar Narvaez Once again, some state legislators in Austin are wasting taxpayers’ time and money by focusing on issues that don’t strengthen or unite Texans, but serve only to divide us, excite their increasingly small base, and take power away from

George Floyd.

Today, we hold George Floyd, his daughter, his family and friends tighter in our hearts -- hoping that the conviction brings them a modicum of justice and allows them to move forward in this world without George with a little less burden. We also hold Black communities across Minneapolis and Minnesota that have had to

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

Featured photo: Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune “We need your actions to match your words. The world is watching.” April 15, 2021. More than a dozen local elected officials across the state are calling on those in charge of Operational Safety Net -- including Governor Tim Walz, Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson, and Minneapolis

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. (Photo: Briana Sanchez/El Paso Times/USA Today Network via Reuters) It’s been over a month since winter storm Uri swept across Texas, and hundreds of thousands of residents are

NC Local Electeds Push Back on State Bill 101

March 25, 2021. RALEIGH, NC -- Today, nearly two dozen local elected officials sent a letter to Governor Cooper raising alarms about Senate Bill 101 (Require Cooperation with ICE 2.0) and calling on him to support immigrant communities by acting against it: “Senate Republicans introduced SB 101 alongside SB 100 to further target Black and

Local Electeds Across Florida Push to Protect Local Democracy

March 23, 2021. TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Today, local elected officials across Florida sounded the alarm on the dangerous proposals being debated during this legislative session. Over 50 bills undermining local democracy have been introduced this year; many -- like HB 53 / SB 1076 -- are moving through the legislative process. The officials, who are

NY Local Electeds Call for Cuomo to Resign

March 22, 2021 -- More than two dozen local elected officials across the state are calling on Andrew Cuomo to resign. In a joint statement released today, they join the 59 Democratic state lawmakers and countless elected officials in federal office to demand that he step down: “As has become undeniably clear in the last

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