Court Orders Nonprofit Law Firm to Pay $52,000 to Oil and Gas Company for Defending Local Fracking Waste Ban

#DefendLocal was mentioned in a troubling post from DesmogBlog about corporate interests chilling challenges to state preemption laws. A nonprofit... Read more »


CDLS Press Conference: Preemption Hurts Florida’s Workforce

On Thursday, January 11th, 2018 CDLS elected official partners Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Florida House Rep. Shevrin Jones, along... Read more »


Statement on Cleveland’s “Fannie Lewis Law” Appellate Court Victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2017 CONTACT: Franco Ripple, 352-219-6029, franco@catecomm.com Statement on Cleveland’s “Fannie Lewis Law” Appellate Court Victory Cleveland, Ohio — Today, Ohio’s... 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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