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Updated 8.29.17

In addition to the below publications, one million Floridians have seen coverage of #DefendLocal on local TV news:

Our Florida local elected official op-ed has been featured in the following outlets:

Our “Tell Us Your Story” Letters to the Editor have been featured in the following outlets:


Blue Cities Want to Make Their Own Rules. Red States Won’t Let Them.
The New York Times – National

Exclusive: Divisions escalate between red states and blue cities
USA Today – National

In Austin, the Air Smells of Tacos and Trees – and City-State Conflict
The Washington Post – National

Minimum wage hikes by cities getting rolled back, blocked by state lawmakers
FOX News – National

Republicans Punish People Who Dare to Live in Cities – Even When it Means Hurting Their Own State
Daily Kos – National

“‘Free’ state versus ‘socialist’ city”
De Standaard – International

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

National group alarmed at Texas Senate’s ‘quick strike’ against cities
Houston Chronicle – Regional

National Coalition Joins Cleveland Fight to Save Fannie Lewis Law
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Regional

Preemption: trying to quash plastic bag bans isn’t the only way the state is ignoring your will
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay – Regional

City vs. State: The Story So Far
CityLab from The Atlantic – National

Thwarting Cities in the Trump Era
CityLab from The Atlantic – National

Trans RIghts Weren’t the Only Target of North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill
The Nation – National

Local Governments Face a Conservative Backlash
The Progressive – National

We Are All Newtown, Pt. 3 – National
Also featured in Salon
(Note: CDLS helped facilitate interviews and press events featured in this web-series episode)

Cities Need a National Movement Against Conservative Meddling
Slate – National

GOP legislatures bring the boot down on liberal cities—Andrew Gillum is fighting back and so can you
Daily Kos – National

A Florida Mayor Fights the Gun Lobby
CityLab from the Atlantic – National

Blue Cities Fight Back in Red States: #DefendLocal
Washington Monthly – National

Expect More Conflict Between Cities and States
Huffington Post – National 

A Florida Mayor Beat the Gun Lobby, but Battle With the State Still Looms
CityLab from The Atlantic – National 

Southern cities face growing efforts by state and federal officials to block local progress
Facing South – National/Regional

Can American Cities Go Their Own Way
NPR On Point – National

Republicans Legislators Push for Cities to Be Treated as “Tenants of the State” 
truthout – National

Cities Go Rogue Against Trump and the Radical Right
In These Times – National

We Beat the NRA and You Can, Too
Mayor Andrew Gillum in Medium

How to Fight the NRA
Mayor Andrew Gillum in Medium

Andrew Gillum enlists allies in ‘Campaign to Defend Local Solutions’
Florida Politics – Florida

Mayor Andrew Gillum Condemns Preemption Bill
WCTV – Tallahassee, FL

Andrew Gillum Criticizes Legislation Preventing New Business Regulations
WTXL – Tallahassee, FL

Gillum Challenging Local Preemption, Again
WFSU – Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee Mayor says lawmakers filed power grab
Capitol News Service – Florida

Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Local Gun Ordinances
WTXL – Tallahassee, FL 

Video: Stronger gun laws needed to reduce violence, mayor says
Miami Herald­ – Miami, FL

Andrew Gillum calls for moratorium on deregulating gun control in Florida
Naked Politics – Miami Herald – Florida 

Gun issues grab attention in Tallahassee
The Ledger­ – Lakeland, FL

Marks: NRA’s Hammer missing the mark
Tallahassee Democrat – Tallahassee, FL

Gun debate is about power, not guns
Tallahassee Democrat – Tallahassee, FL

Gun Issues Grab Attention In Tallahassee
CBS Miami
Miami, FL

DCA weighing gun preemption lawsuit
Tallahassee Democrat – Tallahassee, FL

Gillum coy on governor’s run
Tallahassee DemocratTallahassee, FL

Hammer: Mayor Gillum’s attack on the NRA unwise
Tallahassee Democrat – Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee leaders in court over gun suit
Tallahassee, FL

Firearm Preemption Case Gets Hearing
WFSUTallahassee, FL

Tallahassee Home Rule Case Gets Hearing Tuesday
WFSU – Tallahassee, FL

Opening Arguments Begin in Gun Control Lawsuit
WTXLTallahassee, FL

Gun Lawsuit heard at First District Court of Appeal
Capitol News Service

Tallahassee Mayor Defends Local Democracy from the Gun Lobby
PR Watch 

Tallahassee mayor blasts gun lobby, launches campaign against special-interest ‘bullies’
The Buzz – Tampa Bay Times – Florida

Tallahassee mayor blasts gun lobby, launches campaign against special-interest ‘bullies’
Naked Politics – Miami Herald – Florida

Mayor’s fight against NRA about more than guns
Orlando Sentinel – Orlando, FL

Gillum letter hammers NRA lawsuit, adds to 2018 intrigue
PoliticoFlorida – Florida

Andrew Gillum, possible governor candidate, launches ‘Campaign to Defend Local Solutions’
SaintPetersBlog – Florida

Andrew Gillum, possible 2018 governor candidate, launches ‘Campaign to Defend Local Solutions’
Florida Politics – Florida

Jeb skipping inaugural; Andrew Gillum’s new project; Lee Constantine for CFO?; Ambassador Carlos Trujillo?; Big change at the FJA
Sunburn for 1.5.16 – Florida Politics – Florida 

‘Low energy’ Jeb to skip Jan. 20 Trump inauguration; Ambassador Trujillo?; Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum hammers NRA; figuring out fantasy sports rules and finding fake library patrons
Florida Playbook 1.5.16  – Politico Florida – Florida

Gillum goes on offense with #DefendLocal
Tallahassee Democrat – Tallahassee, FL

Mayor Gillum Launching Push For Local Rule
WFSU – Tallahassee, FL

Mayor Gillum launches “Campaign to Defend Local Solutions”
WCTV – Tallahassee, FL

Mayor Gillum Being Sued by Gun Lobbyists
WTXL – Tallahassee, FL

Editorial: Cheers and jeers
Gainesville Sun – Gainesville, FL

Editorial: Cheers and jeers
Daily Commercial – Leesburg, FL

Gillum goes on offense with #DefendLocal
Sunshine State News – Florida