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Census 2020: Using Your Local Budgets to Ensure a Fair Count of Your Community

Getting the 2020 Census count right is critical -- it will shape political representation, public policy and funding, private sector investments, and determine whose voice is heard at every level of our democracy. The census has been chronically underfunded for years and the Trump administration’s funding requests are too low to ensure the resources for

Local Progress Webinar: The Minneapolis 2040 Story

Last year, Minneapolis did something historic. While it was years in the making, the current Council, led by Local Progress members Lisa Bender, Alondra Cano, Phillipe Cunningham, Jeremiah Ellison, Steve Fletcher, Cam Gordon, Andrea Jenkins, Andrew Johnson, and Jeremy Schroeder, passed a comprehensive plan for the city that directly addressed climate change and responded to long-time systemic

Local Elected Officials Call Amazon’s Decision a Victory Over Race-to-the-Bottom Development

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2019 Media Contact Lia Weintraub 202-618-2482 lweintraub@populardemocracy.org Local Elected Officials Call Amazon’s Decision a Victory Over Race-to-the-Bottom Development NEW YORK, NY -- In response to breaking news that Amazon will not locate its second headquarters in New York City, Local Progress, a national network of progressive local elected officials,

Statement: Local Progress Condemns Trump’s State of the Union Remarks

For Immediate Release February 5, 2019 Contact: press@localprogress.org National Network of Local Lawmakers Condemns President Trump’s State of the Union Remarks In response to Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, Local Progress Director Sarah Johnson issued the following statement: “It should come as no surprise that President Trump devoted his State of the Union

Introducing the newest Local Progress board members

Our network keeps growing in diversity and strength and in turn so does the Local Progress board. This past year we embarked on an open nomination and application process to identify new board members. It was an honor to receive so many applications from dynamic leaders all across the country, all of whom are on

Statement: New York Local Elected Officials Applaud Passage of Election Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2019 Media Contact: Lia Weintraub, lweintraub@populardemocracy.org, 202-618-2482 Statement: New York Local Elected Officials Applaud Passage of Election Reforms ALBANY, NEW YORK -- Today, the New York State Legislature has taken a step forward to modernize New York’s elections by passing a series of reforms that includes early voting, consolidated primaries

Reflecting on last night, and looking forward

Today marks a turning point for our country. As the dust settles on this midterm election, there is much to celebrate and so many reasons for hope. Local Progress statement after the midterm election November 7, 2018 Today marks a turning point for our country. As the dust settles on this midterm election, there is

Local Progress launches Reform/Transform policing toolkit

Two years ago, Local Progress members gathered in Pittsburgh for our national convening just days after the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. There in Pittsburgh, dozens of Local Progress members took to the streets, joining those protesting police violence. Right after that convening, we launched a member working group focused on reforming local

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