|June 4, 2008
Federal Election Resource
With the two major party presidential nominations apparently wrapped-up, and with New Jersey’s U.S. Senate and Congressional primaries concluded, we want to let you know about an excellent resource that you can use and make available to your colleagues and constituents.
The National League of Cities, the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States, is sponsoring a valuable, new project. American Cities ’08 was created to ensure that candidates of both major parties address issues important to cities, towns, townships, boroughs and villages throughout the Nation.
American Cities '08 is meant to be the nonpartisan voice of municipalities in the 2008 Elections. The goal is to ensure Presidential candidates from both parties talk about the impact that their policies will have on cities and towns - home to 7 in 10 Americans. Presidential hopefuls must recognize that America's hometowns are the first line of protection and provide the services that enrich the quality of life for our citizens. A partnership between the federal government and local governments is the only way to move America forward.
Hometown issues are National issues. From illegal immigration to greenhouse gases, our mayors and governing bodies are being confronted everyday by issues that need to be dealt with locally, nationally, and even internationally. The innovative ideas used to fight these battles daily in our hometowns are central to the national dialogue. America's Hometowns need a new partnership with a new commitment from our next President to help us create a better nation for all Americans.
We urge you to visit the website, www.americancities08.org, to learn more about, and to begin to use, this valuable service.
If you have any questions on this, please contact Jon Moran at 609-695-3481, ext. 121.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.