Whether you’re a newly elected official or an experienced hand, learning from fellow city leaders and building a best a practices toolkit is part of the job. And at the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) 2018 Summer Conference, best practices are the name of the game. Hosted in Hollywood, Florida, this July
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Just before the start of the new year, the cities of New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco continued a growing trend, popular in matters of legal authority, that began with last year’s fight over sanctuary jurisdictions: They sued the federal government. In their recently filed compliant, the three cities asked a federal district court in
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a flawed and dangerous bill that will put our cities, law enforcement officials and residents at risk — and make our communities less safe. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38) will force states and municipalities across the country to disregard their laws and allow anyone to
On Sunday night, Las Vegas, Nevada, a city that is infamous for its nightlife, casinos and entertainment, was brought to a standstill. From the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, a sniper took aim at concert goers — killing over 50 people and wounding hundreds more.
This post is part of a series, ‘Galvanizing the Civic Sector to Reduce Gun Violence.’ The series focuses on what several sectors – including parents, teens, schools, hospitals, the faith community and city leaders – can do, independent of state and federal legislative activity, to reduce violence and the number of gun-related deaths. Most private
This post is part of a series on Galvanizing the Civic Sector to Reduce Gun Violence. The series focuses on what several sectors – including parents, teens, schools, hospitals, the faith community, and city leaders – can do, independent of state and federal legislative advocacy, to reduce violence and the high number of gun-related deaths
The debate over gun violence swirls in state houses and in Congress. Heated discussions surround: Ensuring universal background checks and closing gun show loopholes; Banning assault weapons; Banning multi-magazine clips; Giving federal authorities the ability to trace guns; and Increasing the availability of mental health services. Citing the many American families “whose lives have been