In each of our wide-ranging initiatives, we work alongside community leaders to provide the hard data, detailed policy expertise, and compelling narratives needed to support effective advocacy, organizing, and real-life projects. ILSR was busy in 2017, check out the progress we’ve made this year.… Read More
ILSR’s forward-thinking, bottom-up solutions have never been more needed. Please help us expand our impact in 2017 by making a donation to ILSR. As we head into a turbulent era of government, the values and goals of the Institute for … Read More
ILSR’s forward-thinking, bottom-up solutions have never been more needed. Please help us expand our impact in 2016 by making an online tax-deductible donation to ILSR. Since our founding, building equity has been a core value and aim of our work. … Read More
As we confront the daunting challenges of a severely compromised climate, crippling inequality, and a failing federal government, ILSR’s forward-thinking, bottom-up solutions have never been more needed. We need your support today. Help us fight against the concentration of corporate … Read More
2013 was a big year for ILSR. We successfully countered attempts by big corporations like Walmart, Xcel Energy, and Time Warner Cable to expand their market power and override local decision-making authority. And we worked with communities and policymakers across … Read More
Learn about our accomplishments in three sectors of targeted focus: Hometown Advantage – expanding, developing and protecting locally owned retail businesses; Democratic Energy – dispersed energy generation and local ownership; Telecommunications As Commons – building strong, publicly owned telecommunications networks.