National League of Cities and U.S. Conference of Mayors Support White House Efforts to Encourage Community Conversations
WASHINGTON — Following today's session at the White House with mayors, law enforcement officials, the faith community, civil rights leaders and activists, the National League of Cities (NLC) and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the following statement:
"In response to President Obama's call for greater community engagement, our organizations are working with the White House to encourage local officials to convene 100 community conversations on race relations, justice, policing and equality. Bringing communities together in constructive, civil discourse is a key step in achieving shared goals - like keeping our neighborhoods safe and expanding opportunities for our residents. Many local officials are already doing this; we can learn from them and encourage more to join these efforts."
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The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. www.nlc.org
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