State and Local Policy

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.

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Mississippi Faith Leaders Fight Discrimination Video

Mississippi Faith Leaders Fight Discrimination

Faith leaders in Mississippi combat a discriminatory bill targeting members of the LGBTQ community.

Claire Markham, Sejal Singh, Andrew Satter, 1 More Aki Suzuki

The Pulse Shootings, One Year Later Video

The Pulse Shootings, One Year Later

One year after the Pulse nightclub shootings, survivors, activists, and advocates reflect on how they turned tragedy into action following the shooting, and how to protect all Americans from gun violence and discrimination.

Andrew Satter, Aki Suzuki, Hayden Duncan

These South Florida 4th-Graders Have a Message for Their Elected Officials About Climate Change Video

These South Florida 4th-Graders Have a Message for Their Elected Officials About Climate Change

As a call to action on climate change, Ms. Mendoza’s fourth-grade class at Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center wrote letters to their elected officials asking them to support solutions that will protect their community and future.

Miranda Peterson, Cathleen Kelly, Andrew Satter, 1 More Aki Suzuki

The Human Toll of North Carolina’s H.B. 2 Video

The Human Toll of North Carolina’s H.B. 2

This video shows the devastating emotional and psychological impact that North Carolina's controversial law H.B. 2 can have on transgender people.

Andrew Satter, Sarah McBride

Health Reform Worked in Massachusetts Video

Health Reform Worked in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley talked about the success of the state’s health care law at a CAP event.