NLC Headed To National Political Conventions to Ensure Cities Are a Priority
To ensure issues important to cities are top of mind with the Republican and Democratic nominees for president, the National League of Cities is traveling to Cleveland and Philadelphia this July for the national political conventions. At both events, NLC will be hosting an infrastructure briefing and a networking reception for local officials. Our special guest at the infrastructure briefing in Cleveland will be former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and our special guest in Philadelphia will be former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.
If you'll be attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland or the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, please let us know by filling out this form. You will be the first to know about our activities and speaker announcements in the coming weeks.
Also, in the coming months, as you interact with presidential candidates and their campaigns, be sure to share a copy of the Cities Lead 2016 platform with them, and ask them how they plan to support cities. We know that public safety, investment in infrastructure, and the economy are the issues that matter most to city residents, but we've heard too little about them so far on the campaign trail!
Hundreds of city leaders around the country have already signed on in support of NLC's platform, encouraging presidential candidates to prioritize these issues in their platforms.
If you haven't yet, be sure to sign your name in support of the Cities Lead 2016 platform. Together, we can show the candidates that America's cities - where 80 percent of voters live, work, and play - are a critical constituency in this election.
We hope to see you soon! In the meantime, feel free to reach out to us with any questions.