Washington, D.C. – Today at 11:00 AM ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC) and National Association of Counties (NACo) will hold a joint Zoom press conference to call on Congress to pass the direct fiscal assistance to cities and counties included in the Biden Administration’s American rescue plan. All three organizations have been at the forefront of fighting for communities that have suffered deeply from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in unprecedented economic pain, job losses, and budgets cuts in communities across the country, both urban, suburban and rural. The Biden plan includes $350 billion in direct flexible assistance to state and local governments. To date, Congress has almost entirely left behind local governments that are now facing painful fiscal choices that will have a lasting impact on America’s recovery if aid is not provided.

WHAT: Press call with U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities & National Association of Counties on the need for direct aid to localities and cities


Commissioner Larry Johnson, DeKalb County (GA), First Vice President, National Association of Counties

Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Clark County (NV)

Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton (OH), Vice President, U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Jeff Williams, Arlington (TX), Chair, USCM Metro Economies Committee

Mayor Vince Williams, Union City (GA), First Vice President, National League of Cities

Mayor Victoria Woodards, Tacoma (WA), Second Vice President, National League of Cities

WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11AM ET

WHERE:  via Zoom. Please RSVP to Sara Durr at [email protected] for registration link.

RSVP: Interested media should RSVP to Sara Durr at [email protected].