Roundtable is fourth in a five-part series entitled, “A National Discussion on Achieving an American Breakthrough: Mayors and CEOs in Conversation on Equity, Recovery and Growth”
Washington, D.C. & Basking Ridge, NJ — On Wednesday, October 21st at 2:00 pm ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Verizon will host the fourth session of the virtual roundtable series, “A National Discussion on Achieving an American Breakthrough.”
The series, the first of its kind, includes weekly roundtable discussions throughout the month of October, featuring key mayors and CEOs engaged in dialogue on some of the biggest challenges facing America’s cities today.
The fourth session will be on the topic of Eliminating Poverty and will focus on solutions to eliminating poverty in America and increasing upward mobility through policy reforms in the areas of education, jobs, workforce disruption caused by COVID-19 and technology, opportunities for youth, affordable housing, community and economic development, banking, tax policy, and support for minority- and women-owned small businesses.
To highlight the importance of public-private partnerships and the critical role businesses must play in building a better country for all Americans and future generations, Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon, serves as host for all five sessions. Joining Hans for the fourth session will be: Hugh Evans, Founder and CEO of Global Citizen; Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO of EY; Mayor Peduto of Pittsburgh, PA; Mayor De La Isla of Topeka, KS; Mayor Tubbs of Stockton, CA; and Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the USCM.
Throughout this series, mayors and business leaders will explore the bipartisan policy agenda that USCM outlined in The Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough and discuss how the public and private sector can work together to address the issues facing America today. Among the topics that will be covered during the month will be dismantling racism, COVID-19, health equity, eliminating poverty and achieving public safety and justice for all.
The fourth in the series of virtual roundtable discussions hosted by Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon, and featuring Mayors and CEOs on the most important issues impacting America today.
- Hans Vestberg, Verizon, Chairman and CEO, Host
- Tom Cochran, United States Conference of Mayors, CEO and Executive Director
- Hugh Evans, Founder and CEO, Global Citizen
- Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO, EY
- Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA
- Michelle De La Isla, Mayor of Topeka, KS
- Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton, CA
- Andy Serwer, Yahoo! Finance Editor in Chief, Moderator
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Pre-registration is required. See this link.
Media interested in participating or conducting interviews with any of the participants should contact Sara Durr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full schedule of upcoming roundtables is as follows:
Roundtable #4: Eliminating Poverty – Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, 2PM ET
- The grind of poverty impedes the dreams and potential of our people. This discussion will focus on solutions to eliminating poverty in America and increasing upward mobility through policy reforms in the areas of education, jobs, workforce disruption caused by COVID-19 and technology, opportunities for youth, and support for minority- and women-owned small businesses.
Roundtable #5: Achieving Public Safety and Justice for All – Tuesday, October 27th, 2020, 2PM ET
- Police and community relations is at a critical juncture in America as the nation grapples with racial injustice and social unrest. This session will add to the learnings of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force and discuss new models for policing in America – including new training and technology innovations. This group will lead conversations on reimagining public safety and the criminal justice system and discuss how to allocate public safety resources to human and social services providers to better address issues facing citizens across the country, including mental health, substance abuse and homelessness.
For those interested in viewing previous sessions they can be viewed at: