The Local Solutions Support Center (LSSC) is a national hub that coordinates and creates efforts to counter the abuse of preemption and strengthen local democracy.

Our goals are to raise awareness of state preemption and its consequences, reduce the use of this threat to local autonomy, and strengthen the power of local governments to advance policies that promote equity, inclusion, public health, and civic participation.

The Local Solutions Support Center works across four integrated areas: legal, education and outreach, communications and research, and grassroots organizing.  Since our founding in 2017, we have raised the profile of preemption and its consequences for our democracy by educating and connecting city attorneys, state and local elected officials, and advocates facing preemption threats, providing direct legal and strategic assistance, developing research and messaging to reframe the debate around preemption, building cross-issue coalitions at the local, state, and national levels, and providing advocates and policymakers with strategies and tools to counter preemption and advance equity-promoting policies.