NLC launched a website
to provide information and interactive resources. Because Congressional support and administrative staff are currently furloughed, the NLC believes traditional contact methods such as letters and office phone calls may be ineffective. Instead NLC suggests using alternatives such as social media and calls to personal phone lines of members of Congress.
The website features a Congressional contact directory, informative videos and various documents outlining the shutdown’s impacts on cities. During this morning’s call, NLC Executive Director Clarence Anthony explained that the website will be updated to include additional resources as the shutdown continues. A document listing which specific agencies and funding sources are affected and may impact local governments is one such forthcoming resource.