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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.

Advocacy subtopics:

Recent

  • Issue Brief

The vibrant network of infrastructure in America’s cities is the economic competitive advantage that allows our 122.5 million households and 7.5 million businesses to lead the world in an increasingly globalized economy. Yet, we know that our…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — February 8, 2017 — In a day of action on Capitol Hill, more than 35 executive directors and local leaders from more than 20 state municipal leagues have come to Capitol Hill to advocate for critical city priorities. In 42 meetings…

photo - In Day of Action, More Than 35 State Municipal League Executive Directors and Officers Join NLC to Advocate for City Priorities on Capitol Hill
photo - In Day of Action, More Than 35 State Municipal League Executive Directors and Officers Join NLC to Advocate for City Priorities on Capitol Hill
  • CitiesSpeak

“Public safety will certainly be at the forefront of many of the issues that both the new administration and Congress address.”

Every week leading up to the Congressional City…

photo - Meet Your City Public Safety Advocate
photo - Meet Your City Public Safety Advocate
  • CitiesSpeak

“Policy in the human development sphere is all about improving quality of life.”

With a new administration and a new Congress, the National League of…

photo - Meet Your City Human Development Advocate
photo - Meet Your City Human Development Advocate

This one-pager can be used when meeting with members of Congress as an introduction to the National League of Cities.

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  • Press Release

Immigration reform must not mandate that cities and towns serve as agents for federal immigration enforcement or erode local police-community trust.

WASHINGTON — January 26, 2017 — President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

NLC Tells Congress: Repeal of ACA Must Include Simultaneous Replacement Georgia Local Leaders Fly-In to Washington to Advocate for Cities Cabinet Nominees Show Trump Administration Focused on City Priorities FCC Threatens…
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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — January 12, 2017 — Following action in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), National League of Cities (NLC) President Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland, released the following statement:

"The National League of…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Issue Brief

NLC calls on Congress and the President to close the online sales tax loophole by enacting e-fairness legislation. Learn more about how closing the online sales tax loophole will strengthen local businesses and join NLC in our efforts to advocate…