Across the country, cities and states are working hard to rebuild communities and recover from the devastating impacts of the pandemic on working families.

But something is blocking our road to a just recovery: the local hire ban, an arcane rule that prevents cities and states’ from creating local jobs with public infrastructure dollars.

On March 2, our coalition of over 160 public officials, community groups, unions, advocates, and academics launched a campaign to overturn this ban.

Watch our press conference, featuring mayors, advocates, and public officials from across the country: