Supporting Community Development and Affordable Housing During COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has devastated communities across the country, crippling small businesses and threatening American’s ability to afford to remain in their homes. On Friday, June 26th, the Committee on Community Development and Housing, led by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms debated and approved nine resolutions designed to help rebuild

Mayors Seizing this Moment to Address Police Reform and Racial Equity Gaps

On Thursday, the Criminal and Social Justice Standing Committee convened during the United States Conference of Mayors' 88th Annual Meeting to address a number of timely issues including the national call for police reform, closing the equity gaps around race, support for safer, more accessible elections, and the need for

Addressing America’s Public Health Disparities, During and Beyond COVID-19

After a busy week of virtual sessions during the United States Conference of Mayors 88th Annual Meeting, the Children, Health, and Human Services Committee kicked off Friday to discuss critical public health challenges amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, the committee debated several resolutions that

Stayed Transportation Investment, Closing the Digital Divide Critical Amid COVID-19 Crisis

In its fourth day of virtual sessions during the United States Conference of Mayors' 88th Annual Meeting, the Transportation and Communications Committee convened Thursday to discuss critical infrastructure issues facing American cities, especially those challenges related to COVID-19. The panel, chaired by Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, debated several resolutions that

Mayors’ Working Group Releases Principles that Will Guide Policy Recommendations for Police Reform

Washington, DC – Acknowledging the urgent need to address racially-biased practices, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice today released core principles for policing.  The principles are intended to establish a new compact between people and the police, restore trust and accountability, rebuild legitimacy and reimagine policing in

By |2020-06-25T17:46:49-04:00June 25, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Address Environmental Protection Policies at Virtual Annual Meeting  

Tuesday, at the United States Conference of Mayors’ 88th Annual Meeting, the Committee on the Environment met to consider a series of resolutions designed to protect our environment and advance sound policies that create jobs and programs to help make our cities greener. The Committee on the Environment advanced resolutions to

By |2020-06-25T10:57:31-04:00June 24, 2020|88th Annual Meeting (2020), Environment, Updates|

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Cities’ Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on all of our nation’s cities, causing major budget shortfalls that have forced mayors to cut programs and services and furlough employees. While virtually all city services and programs have been impacted by this budget crisis, initiatives supporting the arts, promoting tourism,

Committee on Jobs, Education and the Workforce Approve Policies to Create Jobs and Expand the Workforce

Providing access to education, developing our nation’s workforce, and creating jobs are among some of the most important priorities for America’s mayors. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the need for well-positioned city residents to contribute to our nation’s economy and mayors have created a clear path forward, advancing policy

International Affairs Committee Kicks Off First-Ever Virtual Annual Meeting

Today, the United States Conference Mayors kicked off it's first-ever virtual Annual Meeting. A primary element of the Annual Meeting is always the debate and consideration of resolutions that set official policy for the organization for the following year. These policy positions help guide advocacy efforts and allow mayors to

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Supreme Court Decision to Uphold DACA Program

Washington, DC—Bipartisan mayors holding key leadership positions in the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) applaud today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the DACA program, ensuring that thousands of Dreamers can continue to live, work and study in the U.S. and contribute to the nation’s economy. “America’s mayors applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today to continue

By |2020-06-18T16:23:21-04:00June 18, 2020|News|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Supreme Court Decision to Protect LGBTQ Americans

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Bryan K. Barnett, President of the United States Conference of Mayors and Mayor of Rochester Hills, Michigan, on the Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ Americans from being fired based on sexual orientation: “The United States Conference of Mayors applauds the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision that applies the language of

By |2020-06-16T10:12:40-04:00June 16, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Working Group Writes to Congress Urging Dialogue and Action on Police Reform

U.S. Conference of Mayors This Week Launched a Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice to take on the urgent task of producing meaningful and actionable reforms to improve policing and

By |2020-06-10T11:06:30-04:00June 10, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Assemble New Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will take on the urgent task of outlining a series of specific recommendations related to America’s

By |2020-06-08T13:59:37-04:00June 8, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Tragic Events in Minneapolis

Washington, DC —Below is a statement by Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI and President of the United States Conference of Mayors, on the tragic events in Minneapolis: “What took place in Minneapolis should never happen in this country. America’s mayors mourn for George Floyd and grieve with the loved ones he left

By |2020-05-27T21:25:20-04:00May 27, 2020|News|

ADVISORY: America’s Mayors, Fire Fighters Call for Direct Federal Aid to Ensure Public Safety During this Pandemic

COVID-19 has impacted police and fire services in cities across the country Washington, D.C.— On Wednesday, May 27th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) will hold a media conference call at 12:00 p.m. ET to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the economic reaction on public safety in cities across America. The

By |2020-05-26T16:13:19-04:00May 26, 2020|Media Advisories|

With Millions Of Jobs At Stake, State And Local Government Associations Call On Congress To Approve Aid

Washington, DC—With millions of jobs and the economic recovery at stake, the seven leading organizations representing state, territorial and local governments called on Congress to approve an aid package that would sustain vital services to Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. State and local governments employ nearly 15 million Americans, including teachers and professors, police officers

By |2020-05-20T16:23:00-04:00May 20, 2020|News, Press Room|
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