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  • Cities are leading in efforts to advance workers’ rights

    This guest blog post is written by LiJia Gong, Local Progress and Terri Gerstein, the Economic Policy Institute and the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program A recently released report, issued by Local Progress, the Economic Policy …

  • Join us: Abortion Access Briefing exclusively for mayors

    Wednesday, July 13th 12 ET/11 CT/10 MT/9 PT Abortion Access Briefing, exclusively for city leaders and their trusted staff Join us for an exclusive briefing and discussion for and amongst mayors, focused on city responses …

  • Mayor welcomes volunteers and families to the community garden

    Pine Bluff, AR Planted Trees and Turned City Land into Gardens to Support Babies’ Health

    Pine Bluff, AR used municipal land to expand community gardens and planted trees to support children's health as part of their participation in the Healthy Babies Initiative.

  • Duluth Identifies Levers for Healthier City Purchasing

    Pine Bluff, AR used municipal land to expand community gardens and planted trees to support children's health as part of their participation in the Healthy Babies Initiative.

  • An Assault on Local Democracy

    New findings show that, although political violence* against mayors is common, women mayors and mayors of color face more frequent and acute incidents of political violence.

  • Mayors Innovative Design Cohort Update

    In partnership with The American Institute of Architects, we launched the first-ever Mayors Innovative Design Cohort in September 2021. This project pairs three mayors (& city staff) to work with an architect team to help …

  • Produce at the Salem, MA market

    New Funding to Support Children’s Health

    Request for Proposals: $20,000 Grant Deadline to apply: Friday, May 20, 2022 View and download full Request for Proposal here. The Healthy Babies Initiative, a partnership of Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and the Mayors …

  • Join us: May is for Mayor Safety

    As a network of mayors, we hear firsthand of the political violence that local leaders face. In May, we are releasing new findings that show the rise in threats and harassment to US mayors and …

  • Highlights from the Winter Meeting

    Above: Former Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong (Kankakee, IL) and Mayor Cassie Franklin (Everett, WA) After a two year hiatus, we were thrilled to host our 2022 Winter Meeting in person in Washington, DC. Mayors from around …

  • Norman, OK works to coordinate local service providers to support children and families

    Norman, Oklahoma, located approximately 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, is home to just under 125,000 and to the state’s largest university. While the city is full of the usual campus jubilation and activity, it …

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