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10/31/2015 | Base-Building & Affiliates

Convening with Progressive Electeds in Los Angeles

Over 100 progressive elected officials from around the country gathered in Los Angeles this week for Local Progress’ Fourth Annual National Convening to celebrate their victories, share best practices, and build solidarity for the fights ahead. It was a major moment of growth for the network, which was started in 2012 and is staffed out of the Center for Popular Democracy.

As our leading members argued in a set of articles recently published in The Nation, cities are the great hope of the progressive movement. With most federal and state government controlled by conservatives, it is cities that are leading the way forward to a more equitable, just, and sustainable future.

The convening was a tremendous success, and we are incredibly grateful to Local Progress members and supporters for their commitment to this work. Together, we are building lasting progressive infrastructure that can advance a genuine social justice agenda for years and decades to come.