1.18.17

Cities Need a National Movement Against Conservative Meddling – Good news! The Mayor of Tallahassee just started it.

“Over the past decade, Democratic-run cities have delivered identification cards to unauthorized immigrants. They legalized gay marriage. They recognized climate change and required builders to adapt to it. They undertook ambitious new infrastructure projects. And they raised the minimum wage. Many of those victories have trickled upward into state and national policy and together form a pretty popular set of reforms. […] But in red states, those same initiatives have been thwarted by a GOP frenzy to institute small government by force.”

Great article over at Slate.com that highlights the need and potential for the #DefendLocal movement. Read the rest, here.