Washington, D.C. – On Friday, October 30th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) will hold a joint meeting at 3:00 PM ET on security issues relating to the November 3 election. Mayors and police chiefs will discuss their concerns and strategies for maximizing public safety, as well as how to address voter intimidation, potential violence, and other election-related concerns.

The meeting will be led by Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. The Conference has been providing mayors and other city officials resources to prepare for election day and how to respond to any potential security concerns.


Chicago (IL) Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, USCM Criminal and Social Justice Standing Committee Chair

Art Acevedo, MCCA President and Chief of the Houston Police Department

Kathleen O’Toole, former police chief in Seattle and Boston, Partner, 21CP

Mary B. McCord, Legal Director and Visiting Professor of Law, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Georgetown University Law Center

Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights

Charles Ramsey, Advisor to USCM and former MCCA President

Tom Cochran, USCM CEO & Executive Director


Friday, October 30th, 3:00 pm ET


Pre-registration is required. Please see this link.

Interviews with speakers and mayors can be requested by contacting Sara Durr at [email protected]. Interviews with police chiefs can be requested by contacting Laura Cooper at [email protected]