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U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Recommended National Energy Infrastructure Actions — “The New Bedford Principles”

Washington, DC—Today as part of a two-day national mayors’ summit on smart cities and new energy technologies, sponsored by The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and hosted by USCM’s Energy Chair New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, mayors developed “The New Bedford Principles,” a six-point energy recommendation to be included in the USCM National Infrastructure [...]

By | 2017-09-15T18:33:17+00:00 September 15, 2017|Energy, News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors to Trump: Protect Dreamers, Continue DACA Program

Mayors Garcetti, Elorza, Tait, Giles to Urge President to Continue DACA Program, Highlight Economic Contribution of DACA Recipients to Nation’s Economy Press Conference Call Today, Tuesday, August 29 at 12:00 pm ET Washington, D.C. — In response to reports that the Trump Administration may soon end a program that allows young undocumented immigrants who came to [...]

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 [...]

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|

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 [...]

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|

Bipartisan Mayors Call on Congress to Save Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Ahead of Congressional Markup

Mayors Urge House Committee to Keep Public Safety Program Funded at Least at White House-Proposed Levels COPS Program Vital to Public Safety of American Cities WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) called on Congressional appropriators to stave off cuts to the Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) program and provide at least the [...]

Bipartisan Mayors to Call on Congress to Save Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Ahead of Congressional Markup

Press Conference Call: Tuesday, July 11 at 1:00 PM ET WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Tuesday, July 11 at 1 pm ET, a bipartisan group of mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host a press conference call to call on Congress to reject a White House proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant Program [...]

By | 2017-07-13T10:07:16+00:00 July 10, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Media Advisories|

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call on Washington to Step Back, Start Over & Partner with Mayors to Produce a Health Bill

Bipartisan Mayors Say No to Senate Measure, Citing CBO Figure; Opioid Crisis; Medicaid Cuts; Unacceptable Stress on Town & City Budgets WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 28 at 11 am ET, a bipartisan group of mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will discuss the impact the Senate’s healthcare bill will have on towns and [...]

By | 2017-06-27T18:07:44+00:00 June 27, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, Media Advisories|

Albuquerque, Birmingham, and West Sacramento Win USCM/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards

Awards Recognize Mayor-Led Efforts to Enhance College Completion and Career Readiness Miami Beach, FL - Albuquerque, NM Mayor Richard Berry; Birmingham, AL Mayor William Bell, Sr.; and West Sacramento, CA Mayor Christopher Cabaldon have won the 2017 U.S. Conference of Mayors/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards. The awards were [...]

Mayors and Nonprofits in San Francisco, Providence, R.I., and Lancaster (PA) Honored for Innovative Neighborhood Stabilization Programs

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grants MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – June 26, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced Mayors Edwin Lee of San Francisco; Jorge O. Elorza of Providence, R.I.; and J. Richard Gray of Lancaster, Penn. are recognized with top honors on behalf [...]

Letter to House Members Opposing H.R. 3003

Download the letter: USCM Letter Opposing HR3003   June 26, 2017 Dear Representative: I write to register the strong opposition of the nation’s mayors to H.R. 3003, a partisan bill that seeks to punish so-called “sanctuary cities," which is expected to be considered by the full House this week. The U.S. Conference of Mayors represents [...]

By | 2017-06-30T12:02:30+00:00 June 26, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Letters|

 Survey Finds U.S. Mayors Taking Action on Climate Protection, and Planning for More

Cities are promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency to reduce emissions MIAMI BEACH, FL – Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:20:43+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, Press Room|

Newton (MA) and Long Beach (CA) Mayors Win 1st Place for Their Climate Protection Efforts

  Award Winners Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL  – The Mayors of Newton and Long Beach are the nation’s top winners in the 2017 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart.  The winners were announced today during the Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards luncheon, which [...]

By | 2017-06-23T12:42:29+00:00 June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on London Terror Attack

   Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the London terror attack: “The United States Conference of Mayors stands today united with Mayor Sadiq Khan of London and the people of London. “We send condolences to family and loved ones of those dead and [...]

By | 2017-06-04T15:13:16+00:00 June 4, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Mayors Undeterred by Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

Bipartisan Group Reinforces Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities on Conference Call Today Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today said they are undeterred by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and expressed their unwavering commitment to continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming [...]

By | 2017-06-02T16:40:51+00:00 June 2, 2017|Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

Mayors To Voice Strong Opposition To Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

  Hold Press Conference Call – Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12 noon ET to Reinforce Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors will voice their strong opposition to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord on a PRESS CONFERENCE CALL tomorrow, Friday, June 2, at 12 [...]

By | 2017-06-02T05:51:25+00:00 June 2, 2017|Energy, Environment, Media Advisories, Press Room|

Mayors Strongly Oppose Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Vow Continued Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors strongly opposes President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and has vowed that the nation’s mayors will continue their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming. "The U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]