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

Leading with equity in your coronavirus response

March 12, 2020 As all of our communities deal with the spread of coronavirus, people will look to local governments for an efficient and bold response that protects the safety of all residents as well as the public health. We know full well that the inequities entrenched in our society are

Education Resources: Culturally Responsive Curriculum

In February 2020, Local Progress partnered with Megan Hester and Pamela D’Angela Martinez from NYU Metro Center on a culturally responsive curriculum workshop. The purpose was to provide school board members with knowledge and information about the importance of culturally responsive curriculum in schools and demonstrate how to assess their own schools. While

We’re going to Tempe, Arizona for our National Convening!

Block out your calendars. Get ready to bring the heat to your policies and governance. Because Local Progress is officially going to Tempe, Arizona on August 7-8 for our 2020 National Convening!  We are so excited to head southwest to hold our ninth annual convening in close partnership with Local Progress members, community organizations, and

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