Practical Tools for Fighting Preemption

Time: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Date: Monday, March 09, 2020

Theatre: Virginia A, B & C, Washington Marriott Wardman Park

09-03-2020 10:45 09-03-2020 12:15 America/New_York Practical Tools for Fighting Preemption

State and federal policymakers have increasingly turned to preemption of local authority, in ways that are harming cities and their residents. From housing to transportation, and minimum wage to broadband access, these preemption laws are on the rise throughout the country. However, new research from NLC shows that cities can fight back, and win. Prepare… Read more »

NLC Congressional City Conference

Synopsis

State and federal policymakers have increasingly turned to preemption of local authority, in ways that are harming cities and their residents. From housing to transportation, and minimum wage to broadband access, these preemption laws are on the rise throughout the country. However, new research from NLC shows that cities can fight back, and win. Prepare for your meetings in Washington and in your statehouse with data-driven advice on communicating with legislators about preemption and tactics from other city advocates who have successfully defeated preemption. You will leave this workshop with action-oriented steps to take immediately to start making a difference for your community.

Three Key Takeaways:

Hear about national trends in state and federal preemption of local authority. Understand the best ways to talk about preemption so that lawmakers and residents will listen. Get tactics and advice for engaging in coalition-building and legal advocacy to protect local authority.

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