Will the "Youthquake" Drive Election Results in 2020?
 
Author Charlotte Alter dubs the rising influence of young people a "youthquake" in the latest issue of Time. Beyond rallies and social media movements, voter turnout has also increased, growing by 79% between the past two mid-term elections for ages 18-29. If this trend continues millennials and Generation Z could have make a big difference this year; the Pew Research Center projects that these groups will represent 37% of the 2020 electorate.
     
 
President, National Civic League

Engaging Increasingly Isolated Older Adults
Studies are showing that older adults have a greater risk of loneliness and that lonely people are more likely to die from heart disease and are more vulnerable to high blood pressure, Alzheimer's disease, and suicide. To address this problem, cities can begin to utilize an aging lens to intentionally engage older adults.  Learn more.
 
Winter Edition of National Civic Review Now Available
The winter issue of the National Civic Review is dedicated to journalist and author Neal R. Peirce, an indefatigable advocate for democratic governance, regionalism, civic engagement and positive community change. Use access code NCL19 to read.

4th Annual National Day of Racial Healing
January 21st marked the 4th annual National Day of Racial Healing. People gathered for more than 100 different events in 40 cities to  allow civic, community, government and private organizations to highlight the need for healing the wounds created by bias related to race, ethnicity and religion. View 2019 Highlights.
2020 RWJF-NCL Health Equity Award Application
Now accepting applications for the 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-National Civic League Award for Health Equity. The award recognizes and honors individuals who have successfully implemented a systems change approach to improve health outcomes for those most impacted by health disparities.

Now Accepting 2020 AAC Hall of Fame Applications
To celebrate the ongoing work of past All-America Cities, the National Civic League has created a Hall of Fame Award to recognize an outstanding civic engagement initiative in the community since winning the All-America City Award.To apply, email the completed application to aac@ncl.org by Thursday, March 12, 2020.  Read more and apply.

Webinar: Taking Climate Actions at the Local Level
Join us on February 19th to hear from two cities that are taking on the issue of sustainability with resident-driven initiatives. The Office of Sustainability in Chula Vista, CA will discuss its Climate Action Challenge, and the Sustainability Division in Lakewood, CO will discuss its Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. 

Additional Information & Upcoming Events

2020 All-America City Applications Due February 19th. 

National League of Cities Congressional City Conference
March 8-11, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 

ASPA's Annual Conference
April 3-7, 2020 in Anaheim, CA

GFOA's 114th Annual Conference
May 17−20, 2020 in New Orleans, LA.
Now accepting article proposals for National Civic Review
We are interested in 1,200-3,000 word articles. 
The deadline for the spring issue is March 15th. 
Contact mikem@ncl.org for more information. 

               
Thank you to National Civic League Sustaining Member 
Cities and Towns:

Asheboro, NC
Aurora, CO
Chula Vista, CA
Decatur, GA
Denver, CO
Dublin, CA
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Gladstone, MO
Hayward, CA
Illinois Municipal League
Kershaw County, SC
Las Vegas, NV
Little Rock, AR
Rancho Cordova, CA
Roanoke, VA
San Antonio, TX
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa Housing Authority
Tupelo, MS
Thank you to National Civic League Partner Organizations:

American Society for Public Administration
Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation
CGI
Colorado Health Foundation
Comcast
Delta Dental
Government Finance Officers Association
Greenberg Traurig
ICMA-RC
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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