NLC's Federal Advocacy team serves as the voice for America's cities in Washington, D.C. Through lobbying efforts and grassroots activity, NLC proactively drives federal policy on the issues that matter the most to cities by advancing a member-driven annual federal action agenda, protecting local authority in regulatory proceedings, and championing the interest of cities in legal cases of national importance to local governments. Working in partnership with 49 state municipal leagues and NLC’s seven federal advocacy committees, the Federal Advocacy team serves as both a resource and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities NLC represents.
Get the Federal Advocacy Update, our bi-weekly newsletter with analysis and updates on the latest federal issues affecting cities.
Attend City Summit in San Antonio, Texas, November 20-23, 2019. City Summit is National League of Cities’ conference for local leaders to convene and collaborate on solutions to the common challenges facing America’s cities. Each year, the conference is hosted in a different U.S. city – offering tangible and new best practices for government officials to improve the conditions back home. Learn more and register at citysummit.nlc.org.
Visit NLC’s Advocacy page to learn about our Federal Action Agenda and find a wealth of tools you can use to advocate for city priorities.
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