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The Center for American Progress constantly strives to find meaningful solutions and pathways to promote progressive policy advancement at the state and local level. Our work focuses on locally driven solutions as well as the vast policy and communications expertise in the organization. We hope this research and data can help facilitate thoughtful debate among state and local leaders so that we can bring about progressive change in an ever-changing political landscape.
Campaign Manager, State-Federal Climate Initiative
Acting Senior Director, Early Childhood Policy
Vice President of Research, Advocacy and Outreach
Senior Fellow, Energy and Environment
Director, Infrastructure Policy
Senior Director, Employment Policy
Director, Public Health
Senior Director, Safety and Justice Campaign; Director, State and Local Government Affairs
Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project
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New analysis illustrates how the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed Public Lands Rule and related conservation actions can help bridge the nature gap for underserved communities and meet surging demand for parks and outdoor recreation.
Sep 20, 2023
Drew McConville, Sam Zeno
This report provides recommendations for how states and local governments, federal agencies, and other interested parties can work together to advance climate leadership at the state and local levels.
Sep 14, 2023
Sam Ricketts, Chris Bast, Hannah Argento-McCurdy, 3 More
Elisia Hoffman, Nate Fowler, Kacey Clayton
Since 2018, six states and three local governments have enacted laws that bring workers and employers together to recommend standards for sectors of the economy.
Sep 7, 2023
Aurelia Glass, David Madland
Five clean energy infrastructure examples span a range of recent projects nationwide and demonstrate best practices for improving infrastructure projects.
Edward (Ted) Boling, Kerensa Gimre
Five clean energy infrastructure examples show how public engagement and environmental review work to improve infrastructure projects, not slow them.
Paid family and medical leave benefits start in Oregon on September 3, 2023.
Aug 22, 2023
Molly Weston Williamson
This grant funds the renewal and revitalization of public spaces in the Hill District of Pittsburgh and will help make the area more accessible to pedestrians and provide economic opportunities for residents.
Aug 10, 2023
This grant provides funding for a project to improve bus stops and replace diesel buses with zero-emission vehicles in the Philadelphia region through SEPTA.
This grant will provide funding to repair a concrete spillway and emergency gates surrounding Raystown Lake in central Pennsylvania.
This grant provides funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to repair the Cowanesque Lake Dam in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.
Funding for the Goonies Solar Farm, which will produce enough energy for 33,000 households, will go toward developing a new solar engineering design that will then be manufactured by Doral Renewables.
This grant provides funding for a project to replace lead pipes in Philadelphia to make drinking water cleaner and safer.
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
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