Local elected officials and cities, towns and villages have a critical role to play in the 2020 election. America’s residents are counting on federal leaders on Capitol Hill to set the tone and work with every level of government to drive our nation forward. We believe the President of the United States must adopt an inclusive and comprehensive agenda that addresses the priorities of our nation’s communities.

And so, the bipartisan 2020 Presidential Election Task Force was formed. This group of over 30 local leaders from across the country set out to ensure that the priorities of our nation’s communities are front and center during the 2020 presidential election cycle. 

Together, they created the Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda. This formative, bipartisan platform was first unveiled to over 4,000 local elected officials and municipal leaders at NLC’s annual City Summit conference in November 2019.

While so much has changed since then, as local leaders have led the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and local conversations around racial equity, the way forward towards local economic competitiveness and rebuilding remains the same.

The 2020 Cities Agenda is the start of something bigger. America’s local leaders are ready and willing to roll up our sleeves and tackle the most pressing issues, together.