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Advocacy

NLC is first and foremost an advocate for the work of local government. Our work covers issues that impact municipalities at all levels – federal, state, and local. Advocacy efforts focus on advancing NLC's annual legislative agenda, monitoring regulatory action, and championing legal issues of national importance to local governments.

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NLC is urging Congress to not lose sight of the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, H.R. 684, which allows states and local governments to require internet retailers to collect sales taxes owed to them. Though Congress is a busy right now with the…

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The National League of Cities (NLC) invites all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration as part of NLC's annual policy development process. The deadline for submissions is Friday,…

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National League of Cities (NLC) President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ was honored to attend the President's immigration remarks today at the White House and released the following statement:

"Watching the President give his…

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Two constituency groups of the National League of Cities, the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO), went to the Hill last week to lobby for NLC's top three…

Judy Chu and Stephen Sham
Judy Chu and Stephen Sham
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This post was written by Carolyn Coleman, Director, Center for Federal Relations at the National League of Cities. This is the fourth post in a series this week discussing different perspectives on the results of NLC’s 2013 Local Economic…

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The most recent convening of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO) offered members a chance to discuss LGBT issues affecting cities and towns, as well as hear from a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) representative.

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This article is the third in a series of four designed to educate NLC members about the Workforce Investment Act.

Why is the SKILLS Act bad public policy?

The SKILLS Act was adopted by the House of Representatives on March 15,…

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NLC's seven policy committees kicked off their annual policy processes last month at the Congressional City Conference held in Washington, D.C. The committees met at the start of the conference to focus on key local priorities, including ways…

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Washington, DC - Local elected officials, business leaders and workforce investment boards on Wednesday expressed significant concerns over provisions in H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act to members of Congress. The letter was sent to House Speaker John…

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Washington, DC -Vice President Joe Biden will address city leaders during the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2013 Congressional City Conference on Tuesday, March 12th in Washington, DC.

"We are thrilled that Vice President Biden will be…

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