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Holding space for yesterday and how we move forward together

Yesterday was a historic and devastating day for our country.  While it’s hard to overlook the events that have dominated our news cycle for the last 12 hours, we must celebrate the work of organizers and communities across Georgia to elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the U.S. Senate. Their victories are a testament

2020 Year in Review

It’s hard to describe exactly what 2020 has been. What we know for sure is that Local Progress members have been the decisive leaders we needed at every turn. As a network, we have grown and our collective work has helped push the progressive policies that our communities want and need to thrive. Here’s a

Local Progress Announces New Board Leadership

Councilmembers Greg Casar and Helen Gym to Serve as Co-Chairs for National Network of Local Elected Officials December 12, 2020 --- Today, Local Progress is excited to announce its new board leadership. Austin Councilmember Greg Casar and Philadelphia Councilmember At-Large Helen Gym will serve as co-chairs of the network’s board starting January 1, 2021. They succeed

Progressive Governance Academy Hosts Southern Regional Training Series

The Progressive Governance Academy (PGA) is a newly-launched pilot project between Local Progress, State Innovation Exchange (SiX),and re:power to build and develop the leadership and governance skills of progressive state and local elected officials across the country. Despite large investments to get progressive candidates elected to office, very few resources exist to support elected officials once they begin to govern. The

Local Progress Applauds Minneapolis Community and City Council Members for Historical Step in Reimagining Public Safety

“Transforming this system will not happen overnight. This is just the beginning -- but it will undoubtedly lead to long-lasting change.” MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Today, nine members of the Minneapolis City Council formally announced their intention to end the Minneapolis Police Department and create a new transformative model for cultivating public safety. In response, Local

Local Progress Condemns Trump’s Threats to Deploy Military Against Protests

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to President Trump’s remarks threatening to deploy the US military in cities and states, Local Progress released the following statement: “It is clear that the President of the United States is blatantly overstepping his authority and disregarding the systemic issues at the center of

Local Leaders to Congress: Credit Cards Aren’t a Housing Strategy

For Immediate Release: April 30, 2020 Local Leaders to Congress: Credit Cards Aren't a Housing Strategy Denver, Seattle, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Louisville, Philadelphia, Hartford, San Francisco NATIONWIDE -- Today, local elected officials from cities across the country escalated their call on state and federal officials to act immediately to provide relief and protection to the

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