Strong Communities

Safe, Healthy, and Prosperous Communities

Over the past decade, state and local governments have experienced dramatic budget cuts, resulting in competing resources for schools, transportation systems, and other services. Meanwhile, some cities are experiencing an uptick in crime. Rooted in the nation’s communities, the nearly 8,000 leaders of Council for a Strong America are working to create safer and stronger communities, calling for smart investments in child care and early education, updated walking and biking infrastructure, and juvenile justice system reform.