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02/20/2017 | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

Policy for Local Progress: Case Studies & Best Practices from Around the Country

As Local Progress celebrates our sixth year, we are delighted to share this updated version of our policy brief publication, a resource which we hope is helpful for our members across the network. We are grateful to the following allied organizations for co-authoring this policy book with us. Their substantive expertise and commitment to working with local elected officials to promote progressive public policy are incredible assets to our movement and our country.


    Local Progress was founded in 2012 to connect local elected officials to help replicate progressive policy across cities by sharing innovative ideas and best practices; to provide training on how to govern most effectively; and to impact the national discourse by coordinating and elevating innovative municipal work across the country.


    Our network is made up of hundreds of local elected officials from around the country who are united in their commitment to shared prosperity, equal justice under law, livable and sustainable communities, and good government that serves the public interest. We are building a strong piece of movement infrastructure that can help advance a wide array of priorities at the local level and help transform national politics and policies in the years and decades ahead. In an era when conservatives control too many of state governments and too much of Washington, DC, we know that localities can and must work together to push our country in a new and exciting progressive direction . This is both the promise and the immensity of the task before us.


    Local Progress is a project of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD). CPD works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with highimpact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, proimmigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.