Monthly Archives: August 2020

At RNC Event, Republican Mayors Talk About Need for Direct Federal Assistance to Cities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC – Yesterday the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) took part in a virtual event on the opening day of the Republican National Convention. The gathering of mayors was focused on bipartisan solutions found in the newly released The Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough, and it follows a parallel event that took place

By |2020-08-25T10:37:45-04:00August 25, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Urge Congress to Act on U.S. Postal Service to Protect Integrity of Election

170 Bipartisan Mayors Sign Letter to Top Congressional Leaders; Support for Mail-in Balloting is Official USCM Policy Washington, DC – Today America’s mayors are raising alarm with congressional leaders about U.S. postal operations and calling for action to protect people’s ability to cast a vote by mail this fall. Recent policy changes at the postal

By |2020-08-22T09:44:01-04:00August 22, 2020|News, Press Room|

MONDAY at the Republican National Convention: America’s Mayors Continue Discussion of Bold Solutions with Event Focused on Mayors’ 2020 Vision

The Bipartisan Official Policy of the USCM Was Recently Revised to Focus on Today’s Biggest Issues, Event Follows Launch of Agenda at DNC Last Week Washington, DC – This past week, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) participated in a virtual event at the Democratic National Convention to launch the newly-updated The Mayors’ 2020 Vision:

By |2020-08-21T11:52:15-04:00August 21, 2020|Media Advisories|

National Economic Recession Shatters Local Ability to Invest in Utility Infrastructure

What Happened: The United States Conference of Mayors just released research findings indicating the Great Recession (December 2007-June 2009) caused municipal water and sewer utilities to pare budgets, shift resources to continue service for public health protection, and ultimately stifle up to $105 billion in utility infrastructure investment over more than a decade. Utilities

By |2020-08-21T16:41:37-04:00August 20, 2020|Mayors Water Council|

Mayors’ 2020 Vision: On Latest Episode of “An American Breakthrough,” Mayors Talk About New Policy Agenda from USCM

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the second episode of the new podcast, “An American Breakthrough.” The new episode, hosted by USCM President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, features West Sacramento (CA) Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Phoenix (AZ) Mayor Kate Gallego and Topeka (KS) Mayor Michelle De La Isla.

By |2020-08-18T15:37:32-04:00August 18, 2020|News, Press Room|

An American Breakthrough: Remarks of USCM President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Release of The Mayors’ 2020 Vision

Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (UCSM) released its Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough, a newly updated comprehensive plan to solve the country’s biggest challenges. This bipartisan agenda, which tackles 10 policy priorities, was released at a virtual event at the Democratic National Convention on Monday. The USCM has long

By |2020-08-17T16:27:41-04:00August 17, 2020|News|

Mayors’ 2020 Vision: US Mayors Release Bold, Comprehensive Policy Agenda

Newly Updated Agenda Provides Solutions to Urgent Priorities and Long-Ignored Challenges Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is releasing a bipartisan, comprehensive policy agenda that outlines ideas to solve the biggest challenges of our time. The Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough tackles ten broad issue areas with dozens of

By |2020-08-17T14:02:20-04:00August 17, 2020|News, Press Room|

MONDAY at the DNC: Kicking Off Convention Season, America’s Mayors to Release Updated Policy Agenda: The Mayors’ 2020 Vision

The Bipartisan Official Policy of the USCM Has Been Revised to Focus on Today’s Biggest Issues, such as Racial Equality and the COVID-19 pandemic Washington, DC - Every four years, the bipartisan US Conference of Mayors (USCM) participates in events at both major party committees’ conventions. This year, the opening day of the summer’s first

By |2020-08-16T19:50:04-04:00August 16, 2020|Media Advisories|

Nation’s Mayors On U.S. Postal Service Changes: “We Cannot Afford Further Disruption”

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Louisville Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Greg Fischer on recent changes with the U.S. Postal Service and its potential impact on the upcoming election in November: “Voting is essential to maintaining and preserving our democracy. It stands as one of the most important rights and

By |2020-08-15T09:21:20-04:00August 15, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Release Detailed Plan for Police Reform in U.S. Cities

Recommendations Answer the Call from Nationwide Movement for Racial Justice Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a detailed blueprint for improving policing and promoting equal justice in America’s cities. Following the death of George Floyd, a USCM Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice was assembled and tasked

By |2020-08-13T12:28:56-04:00August 13, 2020|News, Press Room|

Thursday: U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases Recommendations For Police Reform

Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, August 13th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a media conference call at 10:00 am ET to outline real, workable, sustainable recommendations for reforming policing, as detailed by the Conference’s Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice. Launched in the wake of the George Floyd killing and amidst calls from communities

By |2020-08-12T14:05:40-04:00August 12, 2020|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Census Bureau Ending Count Efforts Early

Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) issued the following statement on the Census Bureau’s recent announcement that it will end all counting efforts for the 2020 census on September 30, a month sooner than previously announced: Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, USCM President “The integrity of a complete and accurate U.S. Census

By |2020-08-06T19:06:24-04:00August 6, 2020|News, Press Room|

Tomorrow: Nation’s “Rust Belt” Mayors Urgently Call On Washington For Direct Funds To Address Ongoing Public Health Pandemic

COVID-19 decimating local budgets in flyover states already hit hard by manufacturing decline Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, bipartisan mayors from Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania will hold a media conference call at 12:00 p.m. ET to discuss the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on medium and small cities throughout the so-called “rust belt.” Mayors will talk about the

By |2020-08-06T15:21:16-04:00August 6, 2020|Media Advisories|

Mayors to President Trump: Cities Need Direct Financial Assistance Now

Budget Shortfalls and Ongoing Economic Woes Due to COVID-19 Forcing Continued Cuts to Local Services and Jobs Washington, D.C. – As negotiations on the next COVID-19 legislative package drag on, cities across America face the grim reality of continued payroll cuts and reduction, or even elimination, of critical services. Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors

By |2020-08-05T19:06:12-04:00August 5, 2020|News, Press Room|
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