WASHINGTON, D.C. – On November 5, leaders of the National League of Cities (NLC) caucuses focused on Black, Latino, women, Asian, and LGBTQ communities issued the following statement in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act:
“As local leaders representing diverse and sometimes marginalized communities, we know what investments are needed at the local level to uplift all residents of our communities. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act include critical funding that would address and support racial equity through targeted investments in clean water, broadband, housing, transportation improvements, and more.
Our communities, especially those that have been historically mistreated, don’t have time to wait. Cities are ready to rebuild and recover, and it’s past time for Congress to deliver on the promise of IIJA and BBBA. We urge all Members of Congress to vote yes on both bills without further delay.”
NLC’s constituency groups are led by:
- Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) – Councilmember Janice Zahn, Bellevue, WA
- Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) – Councilmember David Luna, Mesa, AZ
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials (LGBTLO) – Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, Somerset, MD
- National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) – Councilmember Russel Neal, Akron, OH
- Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) – Councilmember Wally Campbell, Goodyear, AZ
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