Monthly Archives: August 2019

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on West Texas Mass Shooting  

Washington, DC — Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI), on today’s mass shooting in West Texas: “Once again, America’s mayors are shocked and saddened by a mass shooting; this one in the Odessa-Midland, Texas area: Five people killed more than 20 wounded, including several

By |2019-08-31T21:23:45-04:00August 31, 2019|News, Press Room|

Mayors Meet in Reno, NV to Discuss Impact of Cultural Resources on Cities

Press Conference on Tuesday, August 27 at 11:30 am PDT Washington, DC—Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, mayors from across the country will convene in Reno, NV from August 27 – 28 to discuss issues related to tourism, arts, and other activities that create

By |2019-08-27T10:11:31-04:00August 27, 2019|Media Advisories, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Oppose Proposed Plan to Reduce Access to Nutrition Benefits

USDA’s Plan Puts 500,000 Children at Risk of Losing Free School Lunches Washington, D.C. – Today, on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), mayors from the across country sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opposing the proposed revision of “broad based categorical eligibility” for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),

By |2019-08-21T09:28:57-04:00August 21, 2019|News, Press Room|

Over 250 Mayors Demand Action on Gun Violence

Last week, in the wake of the horrific attacks in El Paso and Dayton, more than 250 mayors – Republican and Democratic, from cities large and small, rural, urban and suburban – joined their colleagues in a letter urging immediate Senate action to address gun violence. The United State Conference of Mayors (USCM) has long

United States Conference of Mayors Joins Nationwide Coalition to Intervene in Census Challenge

United States Conference of Mayors to Intervene as Defendant in Alabama Census Case to Ensure Electoral College Count Is Not Distorted Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today joined a 26-member coalition from around the country — including 15 states, the District of Columbia, three counties, and six cities — in opposing the

By |2019-08-12T14:44:37-04:00August 12, 2019|News, Press Room|

Following Bipartisan Call To Action, Dayton & El Paso Mayors, USCM Leadership To Hold Media Call On Gun Violence Epidemic

More than 200 Mayors – Republican and Democratic – Send Letter Calling for Senate to Return and Consider Bipartisan Gun Safety Legislation  WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY at 3:30 p.m. EST, a bipartisan group of mayors, including the mayors of Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, will hold a telephone news conference following release of a

By |2019-08-08T12:14:15-04:00August 8, 2019|Media Advisories, News|

El Paso, Dayton, 214 Bipartisan Mayors Urge Senate To Address Gun Violence Epidemic

Washington, D.C. – Today, 214 bipartisan mayors from across the country sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), urging them to immediately call the Senate back to Washington to take action on bipartisan gun safety legislation. The letter is signed by Republican and Democratic mayors, including Mayor

By |2019-08-08T07:18:38-04:00August 8, 2019|Criminal and Social Justice, Letters, News, Press Room|

Statement: U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Dayton Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI), on the shooting in Dayton: “Another mass shooting in a great American city is more than we can fathom. Thirteen hours of bloodshed. Twenty-nine innocent people killed—20 yesterday in El Paso, nine early today in Dayton. More

By |2019-08-04T10:44:24-04:00August 4, 2019|News, Press Room|