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Join us in Denver on August 4-6!

It’s Spring, and that means we’re only a few months away from our 2022 National Convening, August 4-6 right here in Denver, CO! I am thrilled to welcome you to Denver for our tenth national convening – and the first one in-person since the pandemic.  >> Register now! << With registration now open, we’re also

Investing in real safety: the state of LP’s work on community safety

When we released Reform/Transform: A Policing Policy Toolkit back in 2018, we aimed to create a home base for Local Progress's policing and public safety work – a place where local elected officials, government staff, organizers, and advocates alike could find actionable guidance on a range of policies that reduce harm, empower communities, and curb

Biden’s Proposed 2023 Federal Budget & Community Safety

April 1, 2022 -- Earlier this week, President Biden released his FY2023 budget proposal. In response, Local Progress released the following statement: Budgets are moral documents. As we enter the third year of a pandemic that exacerbated and laid bare the harm caused by decades of deliberate underinvestment, one of our federal government’s highest priorities

LPTX Calls for Action on Anniversary of Winter Storm Uri

February 15, 2022 Local electeds across the state sound the alarm on the work still needed to help communities and avoid repeat of failed storm response AUSTIN, TX -- This week, more than 30 local leaders signed an open letter calling for a massive overhaul of Texas’ energy infrastructure, and numerous cities across the state

Local Elected Officials Across Florida Sound Alarm on Legislative Session

February 8, 2022 TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Today, local elected officials across Florida sounded the alarm on the dangerous bills being debated during this legislative session. Dozens of bills undermining local democracy have been introduced this year; many -- like SB 620 / HB 569: Ending Local Freedoms Act -- are moving quickly through the legislative

NYC Progressive Leadership Lab is Underway!

The NYC Progressive Leadership Lab launched with a two-day session on Thursday, August 5th to Friday, August 6th with a total of 30 participants of the incoming council members of the New York City Council. The program is a leadership development opportunity designed to provide newly elected officials in New York City with the training

How localities can continue supporting migrant communities & refugees

The events of the past few weeks have added renewed urgency to our continued commitment to build inclusive communities and support immigrant communities who are seeking safety, freedom, and a better life. In Haiti, thousands have been lost and injured and survivors continue to grapple with the devastation of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake. In Afghanistan, families

What localities can do to protect renters & stop evictions

UPDATE AUG 27: The Supreme Court struck down the CDC eviction moratorium that was in place through Oct 3, 2021. The Biden administration announced a new moratorium that will cover renters living in communities experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and be in effect until October 3. This win is due solely to the bold action of

Progressive Leadership Lab Launches in NYC

In 2021, New York City will experience a significant change in its representative government -- with a new Mayor and over 35 new Council Members. Following the June primaries, the Council is now poised to be majority women for the first time in the city’s history AND have the diversity more representative of the city

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