Monthly Archives: November 2022

America’s Mayors Applaud Senate Passage of Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act to enshrine and protect marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) adopted policy calling for legal protections of gay and lesbian rights by all levels of government in 1984 and policy in support of marriage equality in

By |2022-11-29T18:36:06-05:00November 29, 2022|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Congress to Avert Economic Disaster and Pass Rail Labor Agreement Bill

Washington, D.C.— Below is a statement from U.S. Conference of Mayors’ CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the need for swift passage of the proposed agreement between railroad workers and operators to avoid a national rail shutdown: “As the nation faces the threat of a catastrophic rail shutdown, America’s mayors are calling on Congress

By |2022-11-29T14:10:26-05:00November 29, 2022|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Group of American Mayors Urges Congressional Leaders to Act on DACA

Washington, DC – A bipartisan group of mayors and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran have sent a letter to Congressional leaders, calling on them to provide permanent legal status and a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Mayors John Giles of Mesa, Jorge Elorza

By |2022-11-18T10:53:49-05:00November 18, 2022|Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

In New Letter, U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Senate to Pass Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, DC – Today, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), sent a letter to Senate Leaders in support of the Respect for Marriage Act. The bill has already passed the House of Representatives. In the letter, Mayor Todd Gloria, who chairs the LGBTQ

By |2022-11-16T12:35:56-05:00November 16, 2022|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: U.S. Conference of Mayors, Anti-Defamation League to Host Virtual Event on Implementing the Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate and Extremism

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 2:30 PM ET Washington, D.C. – The nation has continued to see increasing levels of hate-based violence and harassment, a trend which led over 150 U.S. mayors to sign a compact committing to combat hate and extremism, renewing an earlier Mayors’ Compact developed in 2017 following the deadly violence in

By |2022-11-14T15:39:55-05:00November 14, 2022|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, Media Advisories|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Shooting at the University of Virginia

Washington, D.C.— Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on last night’s mass shooting at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville that left three people dead and two injured. “Today we woke up to learn about another school shooting that occurred last night at the University of Virginia

By |2022-11-14T11:50:34-05:00November 14, 2022|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host Three Panels at COP27

Sessions Featuring U.S. Mayors Will Highlight Importance of Local Leadership in the Global Fight Against Climate Change Washington, D.C. – A delegation from the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will be in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt next week for the COP27 Climate Change Conference. On Monday, November 14, mayors from across the United States will

By |2022-11-11T09:15:42-05:00November 11, 2022|Environment, Media Advisories|

Delegation of American Mayors to Attend UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the organization’s delegation to COP27, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Delegation members include Austin (TX) Mayor Steve Adler, Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, and Des Moines (IA) Mayor Frank Cownie. Also attending will be Greenville (MS) Mayor Errick

By |2022-11-04T09:49:06-04:00November 4, 2022|Environment, Mayors Climate Protection Center, News, Press Room|
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