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50+ Local Elected Officials Stand with Seattle

Despite asking for affordable housing investments in its search for an HQ2, Amazon threatened to halt construction if the Progressive Tax on Business was passed. More than 50 elected officials across the country, including in Amazon HQ2 shortlist cities, signed a letter encouraging Seattle to move forward despite the company’s fierce opposition. Open

Eight Local Progress members featured in The Nation this week!

All across the country, Local Progress members are fighting the dark money takeover of our democracy. From shining light on dark money in Tempe, Arizona elections, to supporting strong unions and working people in the face of the billionaire-funded Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 case, to resisting a race-to-the-bottom in the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes, local elected officials

Local Progress Reacts To Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2018 Media Contact: Asya Pikovsky, apikovsky@populardemocracy.org, 207-522-2442 Local Legislators React To Trump’s Infrastructure Plan “The plan relinquishes the federal government’s age-old role in funding infrastructure and instead puts the burden squarely on city and states,” says Local Progress, national network of progressive municipal legislators WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to

Local Progress Responds To Ruling Blocking SB4

08.30.2017 NEW YORK — In response to a ruling halting most parts of Senate Bill 4, a vicious anti-immigrant law passed in Texas in May, Local Progress issued the following statement from Co-Director Sarah Johnson: “Senate Bill 4 is not just an attack on immigrants - it is an attack on local control. It is

Local Progress Statement on Charlottesville

Dear Local Progress Members, As many of you know, yesterday the city of Charlottesville, VA experienced an act of racially motivated domestic terrorism and a wave of repellant marches led by white supremacists. Our fellow Local Progress member, Charlottesville Vice Mayor Dr. Wes Bellamy, the city’s only black councilor, has been singled out and openly

After Sanctuary Cities Convening, 100+ Local Lawmakers Pledge To Uphold And Expand Sanctuary Policies

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2017 Media Contact:  Asya Pikovsky, apikovsky@populardemocracy.org, 207-522-2442 Anita Jain, ajain@populardemocracy.org, 347-636-9761 After Sanctuary Cities Convening, 100+ Local Lawmakers Pledge To Uphold And Expand Sanctuary Policies Open letter from Local Progress demonstrates growing national support in the face of growing White House threats NEW YORK – On the heels of the country’s

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