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Local Progress Convening a Huge Success

This weekend, Local Progress hosted its Second Annual National Convening in Washington, DC. Close to 60 local elected officials from around the country came together to discuss issues such as voting rights, immigrant integration, housing policy, sustainable cities, and the creation of good jobs. Local Progress is the national network of municipal elected officials co-founded by the Center for Popular Democracy in 2012.

The convening heard plenary speeches by American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Secretary Treasurer Mike Fishman, National Education Association (NEA) Executive Director John Stocks, incoming Democracy Alliance President Gara LaMarche, and Georgetown School of Law Professor Peter Edelman. The convening was a unique opportunity in which local elected officials and key advocates came together to build important infrastructure, deepen their relationships, and discuss local policy solutions that will yield lasting progressive change.

To learn more about local solutions to national issues, visit Local Progress’ new website: http://localprogress.org.