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Municipal Mondays – July 6th, 2020

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Call on the Senate to Pass the Heroes Act

On July 2nd, the Senate headed home for vacation having done nothing to effectively address systemic racial injustice, respond to the public health and economic crises spurred by the Coronavirus pandemic or fund essential services to provide relief to communities and workers. Their refusal to act and decision to vacation in the midst of crisis is a clear failure of their leadership.

Join the American Federation of Teachers on Wednesday July 8th, when communities across the country will take action to hold their senators accountable.

Your voice is needed, especially if you live in one of the following states: North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado, South Carolina, Maine or Iowa.

July 8th Action


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The HEROES Act also includes funding for municipal water security programs that would keep water flowing to every home, even if they can’t pay the bill in a given month. This is essential not only for cleaning and drinking, but preventing the spread of COVID-19. To learn more about DMO’s efforts and how you can support this work, visit

Register for the OpenGov Webinar

How 2 Cities Are Re-Thinking Strategic Budgeting

July 15th | 9 AM – 10 AM PT / 12 PM – 1 PM ET

Two inspiring leaders have turned the current Coronavirus crisis into a catalyst for strategic and budgetary change in their communities.

Leaders have two tasks before them: to keep positive momentum around restarting their economy, while also communicating the ongoing financial and health risks. Learn how to balance transparency and optimism while getting your economy back on track with the Honorable Andreas D. Addison Councilmember (Richmond, VA) and Mayor Oliver Gilbert (Miami Gardens, FL).

Over the past year, they’ve leveraged strategic thinking with innovative technology for more accurate scenario planning and easier public communication to align fiscal priorities to community needs—two key elements in the Coronavirus recovery for governments nationwide.

Join us for this webinar to learn:

  • How Richmond, VA re-imagined their budget process in the wake of Covid-19
  • How Miami Gardens, FL is effectively using technology to support financial decision making and scenario planning as they navigate this crisis
  • Best practices for communicating key financial data to constituents to garner broad support for financial decision making

Oliver Gilbert, Mayor
Miami Gardens, FL

Andreas Addison,
First District City Council
Richmond, VA

Monica Bandy
Manager, Solution Engineering

Share Your Story With The DNC

Democratic National Convention Invites Americans to Add Voices to 2020 Party Platform Process, Democratic National Committee Releases Further Details on Platform Hearings

MILWAUKEE, WI—As part of efforts to make this year’s convention the most inclusive and engaging yet, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today launched a digital engagement campaign inviting voters to share what ideas, values, and beliefs they want to see reflected in the 2020 Party Platform. The campaign will allow anyone who has ideas about the party’s agenda to record, upload, and share their story in a brief video message. This project is the first in a series of engagement campaigns that convention organizers will roll out between now and August, allowing Americans across the country to add their voices to convention programming.

“While Republicans are cutting and pasting their platform from 2016, Democrats recognize the massive challenges and changes before our nation, and we are committed to a platform process that includes voices from across our party that will generate proposals reflecting the values of our country,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “Vice President Biden is committed to developing a robust, forward-looking agenda for the next four years, and to do so by listening to the diverse voices that make our party stronger.”

Every four years, Democratic National Committee members come together ahead of their convention to forge a diversity of values and beliefs into the Party Platform—a roadmap for how they plan to move America forward. The project announced today will allow anyone who has ideas about the party’s agenda to record, upload, and share their story in a brief video message. These videos will be hosted through Countable, an innovative and user-friendly video content hub, and may also be shown on the convention’s website, social media, or during the event in August. Countable is a civic technology company powering a new wave of political engagement through community and user-generated video content.

“Our convention across America will reach more people than ever before—so our programming should bring in more voices than ever before,” said Joe Solmonese, CEO of the Democratic National Convention. “This is a unique opportunity for anyone who is passionate about being a force for change during this watershed moment for our country to make themselves heard, and we can’t wait to share their stories with the rest of the nation in August.

To learn more, or to get started with your own video or idea, visit