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New Resource: The Potential Pitfalls of Privatization

We are thrilled to share a new resource developed in partnership with In the Public Interest (ITPI): The Potential Pitfalls of Privatization. In addition to a general overview on the topic, we wrote three subject-specific memos on education, infrastructure, and public services. The memos cover areas of concern, key questions to ask, and important steps to take. We

New policy briefs on trans equity, drug policy, and workers’ rights

Local Progress is pleased to release three new policy briefs as part of its 2019 edition of Policy for Local Progress. Equality and Equity for Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming People  Establishing Partnerships to Improve Enforcement of Workplace Standards Lessons in Taking Drug Policy Reform Local We were thrilled to co-author these policy briefs with

#LP2019: Our largest, most powerful convening yet

Last month, more than 250 local elected officials, community leaders, policy and labor partners from across the country gathered in Detroit for the largest, most diverse, and most powerful Local Progressconvening to date. We were thrilled to be welcomed by Detroit Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-López, Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield, School Board President Misha Stallworth, Grand Traverse County Commissioner Betsy Coffia, and Detroit Action

50+ NC local elected officials support Governor’s veto of anti-immigrant bill

On June 24th, dozens of local elected officials across North Carolina sent Governor Roy Cooper a letter in support of him vetoing anti-immigrant legislation. The unconstitutional and immoral North Carolina House Bill 370 would require sheriffs and jails to comply with all immigration detainer requests made by the Department of Homeland Security. This would undermine

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

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