Local Progress North Carolina (LPNC) organizes local elected officials across the state to share innovative strategies and policy solutions to ensure our communities can thrive.

Since becoming an official state chapter in 2020, we have worked in lock step with local partners to pass LGBTQ+ inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances in dozens of localities and continue to ensure our state invests in housing and a just recovery.

LPNC currently has 83 members across the state, representing 45 jurisdictions

Our Work & Priorities

We work on a broad intersectional progressive agenda driven by a vision of racial and economic justice. 

This year, we are focusing heavily on a just recovery, environmental justice, voting and democracy, local authority, and reproductive rights.

Organizing Committee

As a member-led network, our state work is led by an incredible state organizing committee – a group of LPNC members that meet regularly to weigh in on policy priorities, propose statewide campaigns, and drive the strategic vision for our work:


Durham City Councilmember


Asheville City Councilmember


Durham County Commissioner


Fayetteville City Council Member

Our State work


LPNC is working on a campaign to combat racial disparities in driving by offering policy solutions aimed at reducing police’s role in traffic enforcement. 


By disseminating public voting information and supporting GOTV efforts, we’re working to ensure that our democracy is truly reflective and representative. 


In deep collaboration with local advocates, we are working at the local level to protect bodily autonomy, ensure access to abortion, and support reproductive rights.


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.

Resources and tools


LPNC member Mario Benavente speaks with a local elected on the ground in Nashville at a LP event in Nashville, TN.

LPNC State Download 📣 | Protecting local democracy, funding public schools, & more! | June 2024

This quarter’s LPNC newsletter shares statewide updates, calls-to-action, and LP network updates.
Members of the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union rally.

Workers in the South Aren’t Letting Anti-Labor Laws Stop Them From Organizing

From a recent work action in Durham, North Carolina to union drives at REI and at academic institutions, workers are taking important steps to organize the South.

Using Federal Funds to Create More Just Communities in North Carolina

ARPA provided localities with a historic level of funding. Local electeds across North Carolina have allocated those funds towards a just recovery and look towards the future on how to leverage other federal programs to best support their communities.

LPNC State Download ☀ | ARPA Strategy Meeting, legislative session updates, and more | Summer 2023

Here's some of the latest news and exciting updates from our North Carolina chapter.