July 5, 2023 | Cole Arreola-Karr
The nation’s special districts are called to engage with their federal legislators during Congress’ August recess to advocate on top federal priorities during the 2023 National Special Districts Action Week.
For the second year, the National Special Districts Coalition (NSDC) will coordinate the advocacy event, formally August 7-11, 2023. During this time, special districts providing critical, essential services in their communities will connect with their members of the U.S. House and Senate to garner support of forthcoming legislation to establish a federal “special district” definition and on solutions to close water infrastructure gaps for firefighting in the wildland-urban interface.
Interested in Participating in the NSDC National Special Districts Advocacy Week?
Aside from highlighting priority issues, the Coalition’s overarching objective is to provide special districts with necessary resources to directly engage with their federal representatives to raise awareness of the essential services special districts provide to their constituents, advocate on special districts’ priority federal issues, and discuss matters of local concern.
The NSDC Advocacy and Grants Team will offer a full August 2 briefing on special districts’ federal advocacy priorities and perspective on the latest out of Washington, D.C., ahead of the Action Week. This webinar will go beyond current events and cover how best to approach your members of Congress, when to do so, and how this Advocacy Week engagement can supplement your grants/project funding needs.
Register for the National Action Week Briefing, part of the NSDC Summer Grants Webinar Series
The National Special Districts Coalition is the only national organization representing and advocating for all special districts at the federal level. The Coalition advocates for special districts’ equitable access to critical programs available to local governments. Uniting special districts and stakeholders as one voice, NSDC fosters strong national collaboration to strengthen and advance essential community service enhancing American communities’ quality of life.
For more information, contact Cole Karr, NSDC Federal Advocacy Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org