Local Progress Minnesota (LPMN) organizes local elected officials across the state to share best practices and policy solutions across our counties, cities, towns, and school boards. After spending years of organizing – helping to advance critical work to reimagine public safety and support housing justice – we became LP’s fourth official state chapter in August 2022. See our Statement of Principles here.
LPMN currently has more than 60 members across the state, representing the Twin Cities metro area and Greater Minnesota.
In Minnesota, our work is driven by community needs and done in deep partnership with state partners and movement allies.
Our key issue areas include housing, community safety, climate justice, and abortion access.
As a member-led network, our state work is led by an incredible state organizing committee – a group of LPMN members that meet regularly to weigh in on policy priorities, propose statewide campaigns, and drive the strategic vision for our work.
In Minnesota, we can build real safety by investing in community needs, violence prevention strategies, and alternative response programs. We’ve supported groundbreaking safety work in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center.
Local governments across Minnesota have been working to meet the needs of their residents and stabilize communities through rent control and expanding renter protections.
In deep collaboration with local advocates, we are working at the local level to protect bodily autonomy and support abortion access for Minnesota residents and those traveling from out-of-state to receive care.
School board members are the policymakers closest to students in our public education system, working to ensure the mental, emotional, and physical safety that young people need to thrive in school and beyond. We are organizing school board members around a multi-issue policy agenda.