Pete Buttigieg Becomes First Candidate to Commit to the 2020 Cities Agenda

January 13, 2020 - (1 min read)

Washington, DC – Today, Pete Buttigieg, presidential candidate and Mayor of South Bend, Ind., announced his commitment to the Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda. Leading Together is the formative, nonpartisan platform from the National League of Cities that seeks to address the issues that keep America’s residents and local elected leaders up at night.

“Commitment to the 2020 Cities Agenda is a commitment to partnering with cities, towns and villages to build a nation that works for everyone,” said NLC President Joe Buscaino, Councilmember, Los Angeles, California. “Mayor Buttigieg is the first candidate to sign on to Leading Together, and we look forward to other candidates committing to working alongside local leaders on behalf of our nation’s communities.”

The Cities Agenda is composed of four critical issues that we can make the greatest impact on as a united nation, including Building Sustainable Infrastructure, Creating a Skilled Workforce, Ending Housing Instability and Homelessness, and Reducing Gun Violence. Pete Buttigieg’s commitment to Leading Together follows his release of Building For the 21st Century, his campaign’s comprehensive infrastructure plan.

To view the full Cities Agenda platform, or for more information on the Leading Together campaign, visit the microsite here.


The National League of Cities (NLC) is the voice of America’s cities, towns and villages, representing more than 200 million people across the country. NLC works to strengthen local leadership, influence federal policy and drive innovative solutions. Stay connected with NLC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.