Partner with NLC

Show Your Support

Cities have been a part of the national COVID-19 response; help us be part of the recovery.  NLC is inviting organizations and businesses to join our Cities Are Essential campaign to tell Congress that cities, towns and villages are essential to the economic engine of America.

Letter to the Editor and Op-Ed Guidelines

Your voice is critical! NLC has put together guidelines, messaging and resources to help you craft an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor.


Download a Letter of Support

Invite an organization or business in your community to send a letter of support to their Member of Congress.

Download Instructions

  • Download this letter to your computer.
  • Add your organization’s letterhead and language that is specific to your organization’s city, town or village.
  • Personalize the information listed in bold.
  • E-mail letter directly to your Senator or Member of Congress’ Chief of Staff.

Please share a copy of your completed letter with NLC by emailing to

Coalition Partner Letters

On May 20, 2020, more than 170 businesses and community organizations called on Congressional leaders to provide direct federal aid to America’s cities, towns, and villages.

On September 30, 2020, COVID RELIEF NOW, a new coalition of nearly 200 major public and private sector groups across the U.S. – including the National League of Cities – called for “No Recess without Relief” imploring Congress to not leave town for the 2020 elections without passing additional COVID economic relief – stating millions of jobs and survival of small businesses as well as vital government services are on the line.

Current Coalition Partners

10 Minute Walk Campaign
2C Mississippi
Achieving the Dream
Adaptation International
Addiction Recovery Care Association, Inc.
Afterschool Alliance
After-School All-Stars
Alliance for Community Media
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 25
American Library Association
American Planning Association
American Planning Association – Iowa Chapter
American Planning Association – New Mexico Chapter
American Planning Association – Wisconsin Chapter
American Planning Association (APA) New York Metro Chapter
American Planning Association, California Chapter
American Planning Association, West Virginia Chapter
American Public Works Association (APWA)
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Water Works Association
APA – Tennessee Chapter
APA Colorado
APA Florida
APA Missouri Chapter
Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association
Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association
Associated Equipment Distributors
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Bond Dealers of America
Boulder Chamber
Build A Movement 2020
Build America Mutual
Business Watch Inc.
CAPA Strategies
Center for Community Progress
Center for Creative Economy
CGI Communications, Inc
ChangeLab Solutions
Children & Nature Network
City Parks Alliance
Climate Resilience Consulting
Collaborating Voices Foundation
College Promise
Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency
Colorado State University
Communities In Schools National Office
Connecticut Chapter of American Planning Association
Creative Investment Research
Creative Roots Houston
Culver City Chamber of Commerce
Democracy at Work Institute
Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, Inc.
Duane Dean Behavioral Health Center
Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC)
esi Techtrans, Inc.
Every Hour Counts
Excelencia in Education
Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association
Girls Inc.
Global Cool Cities Alliance
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Government Finance Officers Association
Greater Winston Salem, Inc.
Green & Healthy Homes Initiatives
Grounded Solutions Network
Habitat for Humanity International
Health by Design
Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association
Impetus – Let’s Get Started LLC
Independent Sector
Indivisible Houston
Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM)
Institute for Educational Leadership
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
International Code Council
International Economic Development Council
Johnson Controls
Kankakee Public Library
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra Association
Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association
Local Government Commission
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Local Solutions Support Center
Low Income Investment Fund
Maryland Out of School Time Network
Mayors & CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment
McColly Bennett Commercial Advantage
Michigan Chapter American Planning Association
National Afterschool Association
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies
National Association of Police Organizations
National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)
National Association of Regional Councils
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA)
National Association of Workforce Boards
National Center for Healthy Housing
National Community Development Association
National Congress of Black Women, Inc.
National Digital Inclusion Alliance
National Housing Conference
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
National League of Cities
National NeighborWorks Association
National Network for Youth
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
National Recreation and Parks Association
National Rural Health Association
National Summer Learning Association
National Youth Employment Coalition
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association
New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association
Next Century Cities
North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association
Oasis Center, Inc.
Payne Shea & Associates
Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society
Prevention Institute
Public Private Strategies
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Rebuild NorthBay Foundation
Riff City Strategies, Inc.
Rincon Family Services
Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
School-Based Health Alliance
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Service Year Alliance
Sister Cities International
Smart Growth America
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
Sperling Center for Research and Innovation
Stodola & Associates Law Firm, Inc.
Susanne Moser Research & Consulting
Sustainable Strategies DC
The American Society of Adaptation Professionals
The Financial Services Innovation Coalition/ American Innovation and Opportunity Fund
The Governance Project
The International Town & Gown Association
The League of American Bicyclists
The National Urban Indian Family Coalition
The Trust for Public Land
Tyler Technologies
U.S. Green Building Council
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
United Way of Forsyth County
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Urban Design & Preservation Division, American Planning Association
Urban Libraries Council
Urban Sustainability Directors Network
US Water Alliance
Waste Management
Water Environment Federation
WaterNow Alliance
Welcoming America
Winston Salem Black Chamber of Commerce
Winston-Salem Urban League
YMCA of the USA

NLC Partner Resources

View NLC’s compiled partner resources, including best practices, news, offerings and recommendations.