In 2012 I joined with 40 other progressive elected officials from around the country and together with support from organizations such as the Center for Popular Democracy, PolicyLink, AFL-CIO and SEIU International, the organization has grown to now support more than 600 elected officials, from 328 municipalities in 41 states.
Over the years Local Progress has helped pull together best practices from around the country covering issues including:
- Civil Rights - Policing & Justice Reform (see Toolkit for promoting Justice in Policing) & Public Education (see education policy brief)
- Economic Justice (Paid Sick Leave, Development that Benefits Communities, Creating Green Jobs, Creating Living Wage Job & Reducing Mortgage Debt)
- Immigrant Rights
- Voting and Democracy
Recently Local Progress published the 2017 Policy Book. Progress can be made locally, in our state and nationally. Local Progress together with organizations such as Policy Matters and Ohio Organizing Collaborative work towards sustained improvements in living standards for working families.
Specifically in Cleveland, leadership training, organizing and community project development is being provided through programs such as Neighborhood Connections, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, and Cleveland Leadership Center programs.
Local Progress 2017 Policy Book by Brian Cummins on Scribd