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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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“Nothing troubles people more than infrastructure that doesn’t work for them.” – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

This post is part of a series on the 2016 national political conventions. Read our takeaways from the Republican…

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“Potholes don’t care if you put an ‘R’ or a ‘D’ on them, they just want to be filled.” – Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price

by Angelina Panettieri

The National League of Cities spent this week in Cleveland, Ohio, at…

  • Headlines

We’re proud to announce an all-star lineup of local leaders will join NLC in advocating for city needs at the conventions, including New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (DNC), Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (DNC), Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (DNC),…

  • Commentary/Leadership Article

America’s challenges will get worse without the support and commitment of the next administration to city issues.

by Carolyn Coleman

For over a year, the nation – and the world – has been wrapped up in the contest for the highest…

  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: Make a Difference for Cities: Become A Federal Advocacy Committee Member Cities Still Seeking a Fair e-Fairness Solution Senate Begins Consideration of Water Resources Bill; House Action Stalled NLC Pushes for Solutions and…
  • Federal Advocacy Update

With both the House and the Senate adjourning for the summer recess, the next issue of the Federal Advocacy Update will be published on Friday, September 9. When Congress reconvenes on September 6, they will face deadlines to pass spending bills…

  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: NLC Board and Federal Advocacy Committees Convene in Kansas City Supreme Court Halts Deferred Action Immigration Program FAA Recognizes Local Authority in New Drone Regulations Going to the DNC or RNC Convention? Join NLC for…
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: Georgia Leaders and NLC Constituency Groups Lobby Capitol Hill for City Priorities Going to the DNC or RNC Convention? Join NLC for Special Events! NLC Urges Senate to Vote on Water Resources Bill Local Governments Prepare for New…
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: Georgia and Florida Local Leaders Fly-In to Washington to Advocate for Cities NLC Tells FCC to Protect Public Access Channels  Local Governments Protected in Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling House Committee Advances Water Resources Bill…
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: Cities Tell Congress: Infrastructure Matters  Senate Committee Passes Brownfields Legislation with NLC's Support Hill Staff tell Local Officials to Expect More Funding Delays in FY 2017 DOL Publishes New Overtime Rule In Meeting…