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 »


Diario Las Américas on Miami-Dade #SanctuaryCities event

Spanish-language newspaper Diario Las Américas covered our sanctuary cities/welcoming communities panel discussion and screening of the “Deportation of Innocence” film:... Read more »


Texas Observer: Texas’ War on Local Control is Part of National Trend

While in Austin for the Local Progress convening, Defend Local’s campaign manager spoke with the Texas Observer about the national... 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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