AT A GLANCE
Local Progress Florida (LPFL) drives progressive change through collaborative governance with local partners and communities.
While not an official state chapter, our statewide organizing and advocacy over the past few years have pushed local control to the forefront of our state legislative fights.
Our Work & Priorities
In a state where the conservative agenda continues to strip away the rights of everyday Floridians, our work focuses on both fighting against harmful state interference and proactively building the long-term equity our communities need to thrive.
This year our statewide work is heavily focused on housing and protecting local control.
As a member-led network, our state work is led by an incredible state organizing committee – a group of LP Florida members that meet regularly to weigh in on policy priorities, propose statewide campaigns, and drive the strategic vision for our work.
former Hallandale Beach City Commissioner
ALISSA JEAN SCHAFER
former Broward County Soil & Water Conservation Board
former Gainesville City Commissioner
Coral Springs Vice Mayor
KELLI ANN THOMAS
Miami-Dade Community Council Board Member
Our State work
Localities have the power to enact housing justice policies right now. Across Florida, local governments are fighting to protect renters and implementing solutions to address the state’s housing crisis.
FIGHTING HB 1
House Bill 1 — now known as Florida’s Anti-Protest / Anti-Local Control Law — is a far-reaching law that undermines both free speech and assembly, and the ability of local governments to pass budgets responsive to their communities’ needs. With the support of legal partners, nine cities across Florida have filed a lawsuit against it.
No matter the issue, local electeds are a critical voice on protecting local control and against abusive state preemption that negatively impacts communities. We develop and implement statewide campaigns to fight abusive state interference.