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