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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.

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 Hub 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.

Commit to Civic Cities

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 committing to Civic Cities, you:

  • Join a national network of mayors to learn from and share best practices;
  • Receive regular voter registration data to set a city-wide goal and track progress;
  • Access resources, regular webinars, monthly actions, and ongoing support; 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

Civic Cities Mayors

Albuquerque, NM
Mayor Tim Keller

Baton Rouge, LA
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome

Berkeley, CA
Mayor Jesse Arreguin

Boise, ID
Mayor Lauren McLean

Bridgeport, CT
Mayor Joseph Ganim

Bridgeport, PA
Mayor Mark Barbee

Britt, IA
Mayor Ryan Arndorfer

Brownsville, TX
Mayor Juan Trey Mendez II

Burlington, NC
Mayor Ian Baltutis

Burnsville, MN
Mayor Elizabeth B. Kautz

Carrboro, NC
Mayor Lydia Lavelle

Cayce, SC
Mayor Elise Partin

College Park, MD
Mayor Patrick L. Wojahn

Columbia, SC
Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin

Compton, CA
Mayor Aja Brown

Dunwoody, GA
Mayor Lynn Deutsch

Eastpointe, MI
Mayor Monique Owens

Edina, MN
Mayor James Hovland

Fairmount Heights, MD
Mayor Lillie Thompson-Martin

Fayetteville, NC
Mayor Mitch Colvin

Fircrest, WA
Mayor Hunter T. George

Fremont, CA
Mayor Lily Mei

Groton, CT
Mayor Keith Hedrick

Hamilton, NJ
Mayor Jeff Martin

Hartford, CT
Mayor Luke Bronin

Highland Park, IL
Mayor Nancy Rotering

Hyattsville, MD
Mayor Candace B. Hollingsworth

Kinston, NC
Mayor Dontario D. Hardy

Las Cruces, NM
Mayor Ken Miyagishima

Lorain, OH
Mayor Jack Bradley

Lynn, MA
Mayor Thomas M. McGee

Manor, TX
Mayor Dr. Larry Wallace Jr.

Miami Beach, FL
Mayor Dan Gelber

Miami Gardens, FL
Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III

Mission Viejo, CA
Mayor Brian Goodell

Monessen, PA
Mayor Matt Shorraw

Montgomery, AL
Mayor Steven Reed

Nashua, NH
Mayor Jim Donchess

New Rochelle, NY
Mayor Noam Bramson

New York, NY
Mayor Bill de Blasio

Norman, OK
Mayor Breea Clark

North Lauderdale, FL
Mayor Ana M. Ziade

Norwalk, CT
Mayor Harry Rilling

Oakland Park, FL
Mayor Mathew Sparkes

Oklahoma City, OK
Mayor David Holt

Paducah, KY
Mayor Brandi Harless

Pittsburgh, PA
Mayor Bill Peduto

Pontiac, MI
Mayor Deirdre Waterman

Providence, RI
Mayor Jorge Elorza

Pueblo, CO
Mayor Nick Gradisar

Raleigh, NC
Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin

Rochester, NY
Mayor Lovely Warren

Roeland Park, KS
Mayor Mike Kelly

Sacramento, CA
Mayor Darrell Steinberg

Salisbury, MD
Mayor Jacob Day

Salt Lake City, UT
Mayor Erin Mendenhall

Savannah, GA
Mayor Van R. Johnson II

Somerset, MD
Mayor Jeffrey Slavin

Somerville, MA
Mayor Joseph Curtatone

St. Petersburg, FL
Mayor Rick Kriseman

Stamford, CT
Mayor David Martin

Stockton, CA
Mayor Michael Tubbs

Suisun City, CA
Mayor Lori Wilson

Tallahassee, FL
Mayor John Dailey

Tampa, FL
Mayor Jane Castor

Toledo, OH
Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz

Traverse City, MI
Mayor Jim Carruthers

Tucson, AZ
Mayor Regina Romero

West Allis, WI
Mayor Dan Devine