At Local Progress, we know that actualizing racial justice means building a truly inclusive multi-racial democracy that extends to all facets of governing — through policies and in the day-to-day work of our institutions.

In Buffalo, we’ve been doing this proactively by supporting and expanding the Buffalo Public Schools Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Initiatives (CLRI), making it one of the most progressive programs in the nation. We have invested in training, curriculum development, and classroom resources. I support the continued growth of CLRI programs, such as the Emancipation Curriculum, Puerto Rican Culture Course, Halal food choices, and Rising Voices Library in elementary classrooms so that students of all races and genders will see themselves in the literature.

Stand with me in confronting white supremacy and help dismantle the systems of institutional racism in your community.

Forward, together.