As recent reports by the Local Solutions Support Center (LSSC) and the National Employment Law Project (NELP) have highlighted, state legislatures around the country are increasingly abusing their power to preempt local authority on a wide range of issues. In response to the recent onslaught of preemption, local officials, local residents, and advocates have mounted increasingly coordinated and effective campaigns to defend their local authority from new preemption bills, and in 2019, a new trend emerged. Coalitions, in partnership with state policymakers, are pushing to repeal existing preemption and thus recover local power. Learn about successful campaigns in Colorado to repeal preemption in 2019, lessons learned for building effective preemption repeal campaigns, and recommendations for drafting strong preemption repeal bills.
Speaker: Laura Huizar