Sibling Cities USA
Promoting national unity by bridging our geographic and political divides, two cities at a time.
Sibling Cities USA facilitates the cross-regional pairing of US cities
to build deep relationships.
Calls for national unity are increasing in response to today’s national divides. Americans yearn to move past the polarization afflicting our country. Knitting this country back together is essential, but will be neither easy nor quick. Coming together will require a focused, sustained, multi-faceted effort. In his inaugural address, President Biden proclaimed that we “can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts.” Sibling Cities USA is designed to be a leader in this effort so that “disagreement does not lead to disunion.”
Sibling Cities USA has received bi-partisan support
from our nation's leaders.
"I commend Mayor Tom DuBois of Palo Alto, California, Mayor John Hamilton of Bloomington, Indiana, and Sibling Cities USA Founder Vicki Veenker for coming together for this historic launch of our nation’s first-ever Sibling Cities USA relationship to build unity in America. The need for unity is now. I applaud this inaugural effort to build community and understanding across the miles in our great country and hope it leads to many future Sibling City relationships that connect and unite us as a nation."
- Palo Alto’s Member of Congress, Rep. Anna Eshoo