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09/4/2020 | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

Local Progress Dares to Reimagine

On August 13-15, Local Progress did something it’s never done before: Host hundreds of local elected officials and community partners for a 3-day convening virtually! 

Local Progress, a project of CPD, is a movement of local elected officials advancing a racial and economic justice agenda through all levels of local government. The virtual event had nearly 400 Local Progress members and community partners representing 38 states. There was too much gold to capture in just one newsletter article but you can relive some of our favorite moments here. And, if you’re looking for some inspiration and radical joy, we HIGHLY recommend you watch the closing session with former LP member Rep. Ayanna Pressley! Read more on our blog.

Local Progress’ convening was just the beginning of a process to co-create a powerful agenda that defines what it means to govern as a progressive and what our world can and will look like when equity and justice are at the core of our systems, institutions, governance, and public power

Over the next couple of months, Local Progress will continue to work with its members to build out this agenda. Stay tuned for the public launch in early December.