All across the country, local governments are advancing the most innovative policy solutions to our largest problems, and creating new models of governance that work for the many, not just the wealthy and well-connected few.
Local Progress supports and connects these efforts, catalyzing and accelerating policy change at the local level while creating opportunities for collaboration across our cities. By working together, our members are winning change across local governments and impacting policy and governance outcomes at the state and national levels. Our strategic campaigns work seeks to achieve this by building connections between our cities and by building sophisticated “inside/outside” strategy that aligns the work of elected officials with community-based partners, progressive labor unions, policy advocates, and other progressive movement organizations.
We amplify the voices of some of the country’s strongest and boldest progressive political leaders and impacted communities as we fight back against the unjust and immoral impacts of state and federal policies that inflict harm on people of color, immigrant communities, and working people. Through this work, we engage members from all across the country, from cities large and small to rural communities. We know that there are progressives at the local level everywhere and our issue work unites their efforts.
Because we are centered in the needs and priorities of communities, our issues ebb and flow. We are currently driving work and collective action on affordable housing, immigrant rights, reimagining public safety, and economic justice.