Reimagining Public Safety
There are some great conversations happening around the country about reforming police tactics and departments. By broadening the conversation to  reimagine public safety, communities can create a more humane, cost-effective system. Read more.
President, National Civic League

Going Virtual: 2020 All-America City Awards 
The 2020 All-America City Awards event is going virtual! While we are disappointed that we can't host the awards in-person this year, we are excited for the virtual event and are committed to fully celebrating this year's finalists. The event will include community presentations, informative workshops, inspiring speakers, interactive booths and entertaining talent showcases from across the country. 
Dallas Police Reform, Equity Work Showing Results
One of the bright spots for police reform and racial equity over the past several years is Dallas, Texas. Much of this reform and attention to racial equity followed many years of police violence and was catalyzed by the police shooting of James Harper, an unarmed black man, in July 2012.
The tragedy and subsequent protests led to key police reforms, as well as the creation of an Office of Equity and the Dallas Equity Indicators project. 
Reinventing American Democracy
Last month, the American Academy of Arts & Science released Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century. The report outlines a shortlist of "imperatives" for making American democracy more equitable and resilient. Through its award programs, publications, and community services work, the League has been promoting strategies and ideas that are very similar to those of the commission's report.  Read more. 

Reminder: RWJF Health Equity Applications Due! 
Monday, July 6th is the final deadline to submit applications for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - National Civic League Health Equity Award! This $3,000 cash award celebrates individuals who are helping to improve health equity in their communities, leveraging engagement through systemic change to improve health outcomes for those most impacted by health disparities. 
Solar in the City: 
New York
With the help of the City University of New York (CUNY), New York City has made solar energy more accessible for millions of New Yorkers and achieved a gold designation for SolSmart, a national recognition program. As part of the League's partnership with SolSmart, we are elevating stories from communities that are leading the way to reduce barriers and make solar energy more accessible.  Read more.   

Webinar Recap: Racial Equity and Police Reform
The recent wave of tragedies involving the killing of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and so many more, remind us that there is much work to be done to end police violence and discrimination. This webinar lifted up the importance  of a racial equity lens, as well as some of the tangible work that police departments are doing to improve community-police relations.

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COVID-19: Resources for Individuals and Governments

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A View From You: Our National Dialogue
This one-of-a-kind, national broadcast conversation offered the opportunity for residents to speak directly to community leaders, sharing what they need and the actions required by elected officials to get past this crisis.

NCDD Event Calendar
The calendar lists upcoming events related to dialogue, deliberation, and civic engagement.

Now accepting article proposals for National Civic Review
We are interested in 1,200-3,000 word articles. 
The deadline for the fall issue is September 15th. 
Contact for more information. 

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Thank you to National Civic League Partner Organizations:

American Society for Public Administration
Bridge Alliance
Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation
Colorado Health Foundation
Government Finance Officers Association
Greenberg Traurig
International City / County Management Association
Kaiser Permanente
Kettering Foundation
National Academy of Public Administration
National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation
National League of Cities
National Forum for Black Public Administrators
Rawson Family Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Southwest Airlines
United States Census Bureau
United Way Worldwide
Well Being Trust
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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