ILSR’s 2021 Annual Report

Date: 29 Nov 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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In 2021, as many large corporations took advantage of the pandemic to increase their outsized sway over our economy and our democracy, we’ve seen a growing movement for change across the country. Elected officials, advocates, and individuals like you are seeking out ways to build stronger, more equitable, and more sustainable communities.

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has worked hard to meet the challenges and opportunities of this moment. Our 2021 annual report highlights the work we’ve done this year, including on-the-ground technical assistance, in-depth research and analysis, and coalition building with grassroots organizations, to empower local communities and help instill racial and economic justice throughout our economy. In hundreds of media stories covering our work, ILSR is influencing and expanding public understanding of monopoly problems across the economy and building support for taking action to counter it.

A priority in 2021 was advocating for local solutions at the federal level. From organizing Congressional support for reining in the power of Big Tech to successfully advocating for federal funding for local broadband networks to shifting the national climate policy discourse to focus on decentralized, local power as key to reducing emissions and creating jobs, ILSR’s influence was stronger than ever. 


Nearly every day we hear from local leaders and advocates who rely on our resources and expertise to make change in their communities. We couldn’t do it without your support. Donations from individuals are an important and unique source of revenue that gives us the ability to be creative in meeting the ever-growing need for solutions. 

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today to sustain our work and support the movement for healthy, equitable, and self-reliant communities. We look forward to making an even greater impact in the coming year.

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Institute for Local Self-Reliance
2720 E. 22nd Street,
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Thank you from all of us at ILSR. Your support makes a difference.