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Civic Cities encourages and supports mayors to take a leading role in closing the voting race and age gap and fundamentally shift the culture around voting in every election, from school board races to federal elections.

By joining Civic Cities, mayors commit to increase voter registration and participation in their cities by:

  • Mobilizing local civic leaders, business leaders, community members, and stakeholders around voter engagement efforts to safely register and get out the vote in their communities;
  • Sharing promising practices with the Civic Cities network of mayors; and
  • Acting as trusted messengers in their community to share information and resources for voters to safely make their voices heard.

Ready to get to work?

Check out our Civic Cities Overview to learn more about why you should join Civic Cities and the benefits of the initiative. The Resources Guide  provides cities with access to tools, programs, and organizations to increase voter registration and participation and ensure fair and safe elections in your communities. Once you decide to join, fill out the Commitment Form where you will set a city-wide goal and learn more about Civic Nation and When We All Vote programs that can assist you with voter engagement efforts.

Why Join?

When We All Vote will recruit, engage, and support elected officials to implement comprehensive voter engagement strategies that harness their governing power to educate, engage, and mobilize people to safely register and vote. The program will identify and celebrate innovative engagement tactics and share best practices among mayors nationally. Together, we can work to ensure safe and fair elections for every eligible voter, while also protecting the integrity, accessibility, and security of the election process.

Civic Cities benefits include:

  • Join a national network of mayors to learn from and share best practices and creative ideas for voter engagement strategies;
  • Get access to resources, regular webinars, monthly actions, and ongoing support to coordinate efforts and increase voter engagement;
  • Receive regular voter registration data to help set a city-wide goal for 2020 and track progress throughout the program; and
  • Have an opportunity to be promoted on WWAV’s national platform through media, press releases, and social media channels.

Founding Mayors

Atlanta, GA
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Augusta, GA
Mayor Hardie Davis

Austin, TX
Mayor Steve Adler

Boston, MA
Mayor Marty Walsh

Carmel, IN
Mayor James Brainard

Chattanooga, TN
Mayor Andy Berke

Chicago, IL
Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Dayton, OH
Mayor Nan Whaley

Denver, CO
Mayor Michael Hancock

Detroit, MI
Mayor Mike Duggan

Durham, NC
Mayor Steve Schewel

Ft. Worth, TX
Mayor Betsy Price

Grand Rapids, MI
Mayor Rosalynn Bliss

Houston, TX
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Lansing, MI
Mayor Andy Schor

Los Angeles, CA
Mayor Eric Garcetti

Louisville, KY
Mayor Greg Fischer

Madison, WI
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway

Mesa, AZ
Mayor John Giles

Milwaukee, WI
Mayor Tom Barrett

Minneapolis, MN
Mayor Jacob Frey

Orlando, FL
Mayor Buddy Dyer

Parkland, FL
Mayor Christine Hunschofsky

Philadelphia, PA
Mayor James Kenney

Phoenix, AZ
Mayor Kate Gallego

Reno, NV
Mayor Hillary Schieve

San Leandro, CA
Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter

Scranton, PA
Mayor Paige Cognetti

Tacoma, WA
Mayor Victoria Woodards

Washington, DC
Mayor Muriel Bowser

West Sacramento, CA
Mayor Christopher Cabaldon