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  • February 04, 2013

    Comprehensive Immigration Reform Moves Forward After Introduction of White House and Senate Proposals

    Comprehensive immigration reform took a giant step forward last week with the introduction of bipartisan framework released in the Senate and an immigration reform proposal released by President Obama in Las Vegas. Both proposals closely match NLC's comprehensive immigration reform policy and NLC applauds these important first moves in what is expected to be a lengthy and difficult process.

  • February 04, 2013

    Pollster Dr. Frank Luntz to Address Congressional City Conference

    Dr. Frank Luntz, celebrated pollster and political consultant, will address conference attendees at this year's Congressional City Conference in Washington this March. Luntz will speak to conference attendees at the opening general session on March 11, 2013. Luntz's insight and expertise on communication is critical now as NLC leaders seek to influence the national policy debate, both in Washington and throughout the country.

  • February 04, 2013

    Columnist: The Obama Legacy And Black America

    Columnist Neal Peirce writes that a national debate on equity in justice is needed, and wonders if President Obama—who has been markedly silent on race issues in his first term—could make action and policy around this issue part of his Presidential legacy.

  • February 01, 2013

    Mayor Coleman to Speak at Release of New Afterschool Publication; Live Webcast

    On February 5, NLC First Vice President Chris Coleman, Mayor of St. Paul, Minn., will join other national and local leaders to unveil a groundbreaking new compendium of research, reports and commentaries on the benefits of afterschool programming at an event held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

  • This is one in a series of The Weekly articles drawing on the resources and successes of NLC’s Corporate Partners.
    February 01, 2013

    The Possibility of Urban Manufacturing

    This is one in a series of The Weekly articles drawing on the resources and successes of NLC’s Corporate Partners.

  • February 01, 2013

    The Past, Present and Future of Crisis Management: How to Overcome Negative Attention

    Carolyn Sawyer, a presenter for the interactive Leadership Training Seminar, "Managing Your Message in a Multi-Mass Media World," at the Congressional City Conference, discusses the importance of crisis management strategies in today's technology-driven world.

  • February 01, 2013

    New U.S. Communities Contract Offers Clean, Green Products

    U.S. Communities, NLC’s non-profit government purchasing cooperative recently announced that AmSan-CleanSource has been awarded the new U.S. Communities cleaning supplies contract through a competitive solicitation process conducted by lead public agency Fresno Unified School District, CA.

  • February 01, 2013

    Cities Jobs Response: Modest Growth Continues to Worry City Officials

    In response to the January unemployment report, NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ said, "Today's unemployment rate showed modest growth, but NLC remains concerned about the slow pace of recovery. While the nation has postponed the fiscal cliff, it is important that the nation continues to work on preventing the automatic spending cuts from taking effect."

  • January 29, 2013

    NLC President Pushes for Comprehensive Reform of Broken Immigration System

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, AZ, attended the President's immigration speech today in Las Vegas and said, "It was an honor and privilege to hear the President's important words today on immigration. NLC fully supports the President's leadership on this issue and will work in tandem with the Administration to support bold action in pursuing comprehensive immigration reform in the coming weeks and months."

  • January 28, 2013

    NLC Announces 2013 Federal Legislative Priorities

    With action underway in the new Congress, NLC and city leaders are preparing to make their voices heard on a number of key legislative priorities that are likely to be considered this year. Under the leadership of NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ, and NLC Executive Director Clarence Anthony, the organization finalized its 2013 priorities in a leadership meeting in Washington earlier this month.