Talking Points

Feel free to use these points when speaking to your Congressional delegation and when composing emails/tweets/Facebook posts, etc.


Pass a clean continuing resolution.


  • Congress continues to ignore issues important to cities and families across this country
    • Immigration reform
    • Transportation bill
    • Economic development
  • The shutdown is a failure to govern and provide leadership
  • Every single day the government is shutdown, the tenuous recovery in cities is threatened


"Pass a clean CR. We need government working - not stuck in sideshow"

"Congress has ignored tons of issues related to city issues to manufacture a crisis."

"This is about political point scoring and demonstrates the worst part of governing"

"This is governing by crisis - no plans, no ideas and no positive impacts"