In 2013, Sutherland Institute started a unique project to work directly on finding community-driven solutions to the problems facing our states and the country. The result is The Coalition for Self-Government in the West. CSGW’s mission is to protect freedom and opportunity by promoting federalism and equipping state leaders – both public and private – to reclaim their powers and responsibilities under the United States Constitution. One-size-fits-all federal mandates stifle innovation and prosperity by ignoring cultural, social and economic diversity. Community-driven solutions work because innovative thinking begins with those on the ground who understand local conditions and circumstances, resulting in principled and sensible public policy. This is not left and right, it’s local.