Cities and counties are playing defense in 2018 session

Article from the Tallahassee Democrat that details how we can expect to see broad “Blanket Preemption” return in 2018, similar... Read more »


The Progressive: Local Governments Face a Conservative Backlash

The Progressive Magazine recently featured #DefendLocal in an article on cities facing a backlash from state legislatures for passing local... Read more »


USA Today Exclusive: Political divisions escalate between red states and blue cities

The USA Today featured #DefendLocal heavily in an article on the conflict between red states and blue cities. The rise... Read more »


Some of the organizations and elected officials that have committed to #DefendLocal. You can add your voice to theirs and join our nonpartisan people-powered coalition.

  • Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus
  • States United to Prevent Gun Violence
  • SEIU Florida
  • Equality Florida
  • Florida Immigrant Coalition
  • Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, Washington D.C.
  • Mayor Andrew Gillum – City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • Florida State Representative Shevrin Jones
  • Hawaii State Representative Kaniela Ing
  • Councilmember Mary Sheffield – City of Detroit, Michigan
  • 15th Ward Alderman Megan Ellyia Green – City of St. Louis, Missouri
  • South Dakota State Senator Kevin Killer
  • District 7 Councilwoman Tiffinni Young – City of Dallas, Texas


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