About Us

Our Mission 

The Center for Progressive Urban Politics stands for working together to build more livable communities. We want to open up the political process for people by informing and supporting policies and candidacies in urban areas. 80.7% of Americans live in urban areas. Given this, there will always be more issues that unite us and drive us forward. Essentially we want:

Productive and useful city planning measures to create infrastructure that supports the demands of communities,

Implementation of policies that emphasize a stable local economy that can maintain itself and thrive,

Cities that work for their citizens. Taxpayer dollars that go towards projects and initiatives that the people want and need, including protecting and maintaining a clean and safe environment.

By putting aside divisive labels such as Democrat vs. Republican and asking what is the most prudent course of action based on common sense, tradition, and moderation, we will make a difference in our local communities, big or small.

As a government of the people, we want a country where the interests of the citizens come before corporate interests. To this end, we create a variety of content such as blog posts, articles, videos, and podcasts to inform local electorates about the issues that affect them, be they national or local.

On a regular basis, CFPUP will be bringing its audience informative blogs, video blogs, and podcasts on a broad range of topics that will include politics, health, the environment, finance, foreign affairs and philosophy.  We look forward to sharing the topics and issues we are passionate about and getting your feedback.

We want you to be a part of something greater. Join us and let’s all get there together.

Our Impact

As a government of the people, we want a country where the interests of the citizens come before corporate interests. To this end, we create a variety of content such as blog posts, articles, videos, and podcasts to inform local electorates about the issues that affect them, be they national or local.

On a regular basis, CFPUP will be bringing its audience informative blogs, video blogs, and podcasts on a broad range of topics that will include politics, health, the environment, finance, foreign affairs and philosophy.  We look forward to sharing the topics and issues we are passionate about and getting your feedback.

We want you to be a part of something greater. Join us and let’s all get there together.

Kevin Lynn

Kevin Lynn

Kevin is a long time student of history and world affairs. When asked where he stands politically, his typical response is he considers himself a lapsed Republican, an unrepentant Perotist, a failed Green and frustrated Democrat.  He is an astute observer of the hijinks being played not only on both sides of the political aisle but also with numerous NGO and activist groups across the US.

Steve Lamb

Steve Lamb

Steven Lamb is a 5th generation San Gabriel Valley native.  Steve has been an activist in homelessness, sex worker, police violence, land use and redevelopment, racial social justice and police violence issues. Steve is a past member of the Pasadena Strategic Planning Committee, The Altadena Town Council, the Altadena Town Council Land Use Committee where he was twice chair, The Board of the Altadena Library District, and the Altadena Chamber of Commerce. He is currently President of the Society of Organic Architects and the Altadena Community Corporation, a not for profit focused on retaining and growing non-chain local Altadena Business.

Alex Hagen-Fredericksen

Alex Hagen-Fredericksen

Alex Hagen-Frederiksen received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Alex is an active supporter of progressive causes in American politics and volunteered extensively for Senator Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign. He believes that American progressives should have a stronger voice in our political system in order to improve the livelihoods of all Americans.

Donald A. Collins

Donald A. Collins

Donald A. Collins is a former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, a freelance writer living in Washington, DC., and has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale undergraduate, NYU MBA.