Author: Molly Coleman

Speaking Up: Tips for Young People to Advocate Effectively

This post was written by NLC summer interns, Priscille Biehlmann, Molly Coleman and Olivia Myszkowski. As National League of Cities summer interns, we recently had the chance to try our hand at federal advocacy on Capitol Hill. All Minnesota natives, we met with members of the Minnesota delegation to discuss NLC’s positions on immigration and

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How Cities Address Tough Challenges Through the Power of Service

This is the first article in a multi-part series from the National League of Cities (NLC), the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Cities of Service on the national and community service movement and its impact on cities and towns nationwide. “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have

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Citizen Engagement Means More than Just Voting

Democracy. In the very root of the word is the notion that it is the people who rule. It is engrained in all Americans that in our country, government is by the people and for the people. Of course, for this to be true, the people must be involved. Citizens must be actively engaged in

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Advancements in Data-Sharing Are Changing How Government is Run

On May 30th and 31st, innovators in government and technology joined together for the 5th annual Transparency Camp, led by the Washington, D.C. based Sunlight Foundation. Throughout the two-day event, conversation revolved around the dual concepts of government and data, exploring their interconnected nature and the rapid advancements in data that are changing the way

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