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Defending Local Democracy

ABB is working with legal experts and organizations across the country to develop resources for local communities facing preemption challenges. Browse through our resources below.

Advocacy Materials

Click here for fact sheets, research on messaging and communications, and model statutory language.

Brief Bank

Click here to look through amicus curiae briefs, decisions, and other filings from previous and ongoing preemption litigation.

Questions? Ideas?

We want this page to be a valuable resource for communities facing preemption challenges. If you have any questions about these resources or ideas on tools that would be useful for you, please let us know.

Legal Research & Analysis

Click here for ABB’s research into some of the issues around preemption.

Legal Effort to Address Preemption (LEAP)

ABB is helping to lead LEAP, a national project developing and implementing legal strategies to bolster and defend progressive local policies against preemption. Click here to access more LEAP resources, including a state-by-state analysis of home rule, or local governments’ authority.

Technical Assistance

Is your community facing a preemption challenge, or do you need technical assistance or preemption-related referrals? We may be able to help! If you would like to request technical assistance from ABB, please call us at (212) 430-5989 or email Dilini Lankachandra at

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