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Race & Equity

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  • Guides
  • Research Report

"Municipal governments have an important relationship with the census — both as consumers of the invaluable data it gathers and as partners in ensuring the complete and accurate count of our cities." 

The National League of Cities (NLC)…

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  • Toolkit
  • Research Report

NLC interviewed several current and former municipal leaders who have been through similar moments of crisis with racial tension. This document provides important contextual and tactical information to support a municipality’s efforts to respond…

Responding to Racial Tension in Your City: A Municipal Action Guide
Responding to Racial Tension in Your City: A Municipal Action Guide
  • Convening

About the Forum

National League of Cities and Council on Foundations will convene the last of three conversations across the United States on racial equity. With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation…

Many jurisdictions are creating offices or personnel dedicated to managing the municipality’s racial equity efforts and coordinating across arms of local government. Cities can make policies to develop this infrastructure or to build racial…

City councils can apply a racial equity lens to key decision points outside of formal legislation. The operations of city departments can be tailored to address the structural causes of racial inequities. In many municipalities, city councils…

Municipalities have an obligation to use policy, practice, and procedure to advance racial equity and undo the inequities baked into the law. Here are several ordinances that cities have passed with the express understanding of the racial…

  • Press Release
  • News Announcement

LOS ANGELES — November 8, 2018 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Stanford Basic Income Lab (BIL) released the first-ever definitive guide for piloting universal basic income (UBI) in cities. The toolkit, entitled “Basic Income…

Mural celebrating universal basic income in Stockton, Calif.
Mural celebrating universal basic income in Stockton, Calif.