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A new report highlights how local LGBTQ rights measures are under threat—and the special lessons this offers about the dangers of state preemption. more

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Frackfree Mahoning

Pre-election maneuvering—requiring that ballot initiatives jump through hoops and meet certain standards—is undermining local residents' democratic rights. more

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New findings show that a majority of voters are seeking to defend their local governments—and their own power. more

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States are passing “super preemption” bills that go one step further to thwart local action on issues like guns and immigration. more

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The Working Families Party began in just a few states. But lately it's been lending weight to elections from Birmingham, Alabama to Albuquerque, New Mexico. more

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Monica Trinidad of For the People Artists Collective and People's Response Team explains the fight over Chicago city council's vote to fund a new police academy. more

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In cities from Iowa to Oregon, local protections and civil rights are quashed by the states more

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