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May 8, 2020 TML Coronavirus Update #40

Posted on May 8, 2020 at 3:12 PM by TML Staff

Urgent Updates


What message did mayors across Texas send to Governor Abbott related to virus-related funding, and what can I do to continue to advocate on behalf of my city?


Over 130 mayors from across Texas sent a letter to Governor Abbott this week urging him to establish guidelines for their use of federal funds to combat the effects of COVID-19. We thank all of you who took the time to submit your signature, and we urge you to continue to talking to those who represent you both in Austin and in Washington, D.C.


We’ll continue to update you with other opportunities to have your voices heard.


Further Updates


What is NLC doing to help cities advocate in Congress?


NLC has launched the Cities Are Essential campaign, a grassroots advocacy campaign to ensure cities, towns, and villages are included in the next relief package. NLC intends to be bold and direct about the urgent need for direct federal support and the consequences the American economy will suffer without it. Our ask is simple: $500 billion in federal aid over the next two years to help municipalities and counties, regardless of size, respond to and recover from COVID-19.


Where can I find archived issues of the TML Coronavirus Updates?


TML Coronavirus Updates are archived by date here and by subject here.