On May 11 at 3:30pm ET, we will host the Defending Local Power against State Preemption webinar. This webinar will provide the latest messaging research on how to talk about preemption and to hear from ongoing efforts to fight back against this impediment to our democracy. The call will feature Mayor of Tallahassee Andrew Gillum who has coordinated efforts among cities in Florida to fight preemption, Molly Murphy from Anzalone Liszt Grove Research to share the latest messaging research, and Franco Ripple from CateComm to present a messaging guide. This webinar is being held in partnership with the Local Solutions Support Center.
On June 1 at 4:00pm ET, Local Progress will host its first “Building Worker Power” briefing. We will share how Local Progress members can take action on the Janus v. ASFCME case, as well as policy and other ideas to support building power for working people. Any day now, the Supreme Court will decide on the case Janus v. ASFCME, which could deal another blow to our democracy and the ability of working people to organize for dignified work and a fair economy. But Local Progress members have not been waiting around for the decision. They are hard at work supporting strong unions and the freedom to organize for power in numbers. To reverse record inequality and deep assaults on our democracy, we need to rebuild the power of working people and unions.