Sara Durr

About Sara Durr

Sara Durr is a member of our communications team at the Conference. She can be contacted by phone at 202-215-1811 or via email at sara@durrcommunications.com.

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran Urging President Trump to Continue DACA Program

Washington, D.C. –   U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “In response to credible rumors circulating that the Trump Administration may move quickly to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-08-25T10:32:40+00:00 August 25, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

Responding to Charlottesville, U.S. Conference of Mayors and ADL Join on Action Plan to Combat Hate, Extremism & Discrimination

More than 200 mayors pledge to vigorously fight bigotry, work to build tolerance in their cities  ‘Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry’ calls for fully-resourced law enforcement and civil rights investigations of domestic terrorism and hate crimes New York, NY/Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and The [...]

Letter From U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the Nation’s Mayors Reflects on Events in Charlottesville

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following letter to mayors calling on them to unite their communities and to stand up to those who seek to divide and perpetuate hate. Dear Mayors, Throughout our nation’s history, mayors have led the charge opposing all forms of racism [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:11+00:00 August 17, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, Letters, Updates|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Attack on Chicago Today

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Attack on Chicago Today: “It’s clear from his statement today that Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t understand what it means to run a city that welcomes immigrants.  He doesn’t understand the Constitutional [...]

By | 2017-08-16T16:18:46+00:00 August 16, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Condemn Bigotry And Violence That Occurred In Charlottesville On August 11 & 12

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran Washington, DC— U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement about the events that occurred in Charlottesville, VA on August 11 and 12, 2017 : “America’s mayors are registering their strong support for Charlottesville Mayor Michael [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:14+00:00 August 14, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director About The Events in Charlottesville, VA

New Orleans, LA— U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement about the events in Charlottesville, VA: “Mayors of all parties, from coast to coast, stand united in support of Charlottesville, VA Mayor Mike Signer. We want to send a firm, united message that hate and violence have [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:18+00:00 August 12, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, Press Room|

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Leadership To Meet In New Orleans, Call For Stronger Partnership With Washington

Led by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Bipartisan Mayors to Craft Action Plans Around Infrastructure, Healthcare, Tax Reform and Public Safety Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Address Attendees  August 10 – August 12, 2017 Washington, DC—Over 50 of the nation’s leading mayors will convene in New Orleans from August 10 - August 12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency [...]

By | 2017-08-08T13:05:50+00:00 August 8, 2017|Media Advisories|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on Threat to CDBG in Senate Border Security Bill

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the threat to Community Development Block Grant funds in the Senate Border Security Bill -- Building America’s Trust Act: “The nation’s mayors strongly oppose a provision in the Building America’s Trust Act introduced in the Senate Thursday which would withhold Community [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mayor Mitch Landrieu Leads Group of Bipartisan Mayors in Pushing Key Senators for Solutions on Healthcare, Tax Reform and Infrastructure

Mayors to Host Press Conference in the U.S. Capitol to Share Perspective on Major Issues of the Day; Urge Senate to Include Nation’s Mayors at the Table to Reach Real Solutions WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, August 2nd at 2:45pm, Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans will lead a bipartisan group of mayors representing The United States Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-08-01T15:44:40+00:00 August 1, 2017|Media Advisories|

Statement By U.S. Conference Of Mayors President And New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Denouncing President Trump’s Unfounded Attack On Mayors

Calls Attack “Devoid of Facts” and “Dangerous;” Pledges to Work with President When He stops “Grandstanding” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today as part of President Donald Trump’s visit to Long Island, the President attacked mayors across the country as “pathetic” and “weak.”  In response, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the [...]

By | 2017-07-28T15:43:02+00:00 July 28, 2017|Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Passage of Bipartisan Senate Dreamer Bill

Washington, D.C. – Leaders of The U.S. Conference of Mayors today registered support for bipartisan legislation enabling Dreamers – people who have lived in America since they were children and built their lives here – to earn lawful permanent residence and, eventually, American citizenship. In a letter to the bill's authors, Senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Dick [...]

By | 2017-07-28T12:39:33+00:00 July 28, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

Washington, DC—The U.S. Conference of Mayors released the following statement after a bipartisan vote blocked the Senate's "skinny repeal" health care plan: "Thanks to bipartisan efforts, millions of Americans get to keep their health care today, and families, seniors and communities across the nation won't face uncertainty tomorrow. While a dangerous plan may have failed today, [...]

By | 2017-07-28T11:29:33+00:00 July 28, 2017|Press Room|

Elizabeth, NJ Mayor Chris Bollwage Applauds Passage Of  Bipartisan Brownfield Redevelopment Bill

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Brownfields Task Force Chair Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Christian J. Bollwage today released the following statement applauding passage of Brownfield Redevelopment legislation: “On behalf of the nation's Mayors, I commend members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing a bipartisan Brownfields Redevelopment bill that would reauthorize the very successful Environmental [...]

By | 2017-07-27T14:25:44+00:00 July 27, 2017|Brownfields, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Calls on Congress to Scrap Healthcare Plan and Work with Bipartisan Mayors

Landrieu Says Senate Should Drop ‘Dangerous’ Repeal Proposals and Work with Mayors from Both Sides of the Aisle to “Start Over” and Improve Health Care Washington, DC—Today, as the Senate continues to debate healthcare proposals that could rob millions of Americans coverage, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu again [...]

By | 2017-07-27T14:23:01+00:00 July 27, 2017|Press Room|

Mayors of Phoenix & Mesa; Arizona AARP Urge Senator Flake, Congress to Start Over and Work with the Nation’s Mayors on New Healthcare Legislation That Puts Arizonans First

Bipartisan Mayors Call for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and a Healthcare Bill that Protects Local Budgets WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25th at 12:30 PM ET, bipartisan mayors from the leading population centers in Arizona, representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and AARP-Arizona will hold a telephone press conference ahead [...]

By | 2017-07-24T16:31:00+00:00 July 24, 2017|Media Advisories|

Letter to Senate Members on Healthcare Bill

Download letter: USCM-Letter on Health Care  July 20, 2017 Dear Senators, As the United States Senate takes its next steps in an effort to reform our nation’s healthcare system, The United States Conference of Mayors strongly encourages leadership and relevant members to form a bipartisan working group in partnership with the nation’s mayors to craft legislation [...]

By | 2017-07-21T12:38:49+00:00 July 21, 2017|Letters|

Statement on Latest CBO Score on Healthcare Repeal from Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Washington, DC— Please credit the following statement to New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu: "Today’s score by the Congressional Budget Office confirms what mayors of both parties have maintained as wave after wave of unworkable legislation has emerged from the Senate this year. No responsible elected leader would walk away [...]

By | 2017-07-19T18:35:56+00:00 July 19, 2017|News, Press Room|

Mayors to Senators: Start Over and Work with Us to Craft an Effective Bipartisan Bill that Addresses Real People – Not Washington Politics

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Convened Mayors from Major Population Centers in OH, AZ, NV, ME, SC to Form Mayoral / Congressional Working Group Following Collapse of Healthcare Vote Democratic, Republican Mayors Argued for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and No Unfunded Mandates in Future Legislation [...]

By | 2017-07-19T18:36:32+00:00 July 18, 2017|Press Room|

Mayors to Senators: Start Over and Work With Us to Craft an Effective Bill that Addresses Actual Challenges – Not Washington Politics

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Convenes Mayors from Major Population Centers in OH, NV, ME, SC to Chart a Path Forward Following Collapse of Healthcare Vote Mayors Argue for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and Less Strain on Local Budgets in Future Legislation Draft WASHINGTON, DC—Today, [...]

By | 2017-07-18T09:27:12+00:00 July 18, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Statement from U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Next Steps for a Successful Healthcare Bill

Washington, DC—Please credit the following statement to New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu: "Following tonight's development, it's clear that for the foreseeable future, there's no path forward for the Senate health bill, and for good reason. Any new healthcare bill must help lower premium costs while ensuring more Americans [...]

By | 2017-07-17T21:26:20+00:00 July 17, 2017|News, Press Room|