Pandemic has strained resources in cities of all sizes, in every state

Washington, D.C.— On Tuesday, May 12th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a media conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the urgent need for Congress to provide federal assistance to cities of all sizes in its next coronavirus response package. Every city in America is now facing severe budget challenges as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus far only 36 American cities have qualified for direct federal assistance, and that aid cannot be used to respond to the precipitous decline in revenue facing cities. As a result of this inaction, cities everywhere are being forced to lay off employees and make cuts to critical programs, including those for public safety. The call will be led by a bipartisan group of mayors, all from states that supported the president in the last election.


Media Conference Call


Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett (R-MI) – USCM President

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D-KY) – USCM First Vice President

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D-OH) – USCM Second Vice President

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams (R-TX)

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL)

Tom Cochran, USCM CEO & Executive Director


Tuesday, May 12, 11:00 a.m. ET


Dial: 1 (888) 862-6557

Confirmation Number: 49693624


Media interested in participating should contact Sara Durr at [email protected]