Progressive Local Government for the 21st Century

Civil Rights

Full civil rights remain out of reach for many in the United States. While there have been real gains towards full and equal civil rights for all, these achievements have faced well-organized organized pushback in courts and legislatures. Gender and racial equality, worker rights, voting rights, immigrant rights and more are under threat from corporations, wealthy individuals, and an openly  hostile federal government. Local governments can take action to protect all people through expanding voting access, protecting tenant rights, working to protect immigrants from discrimination, exploring ways to address pay gaps, reforming the justice system, and more. Progov21 has prepared policy roadmaps as guide to progressive local policies that outline how we can work for Civil Rights at the Local Level, Protect Immigrants in Local Communities, and fight discrimination to achieve Race, Sex, and Social Equality. 


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