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U.S. Conference of Mayors Sues U.S. Department of Justice

Asks Court to Reinstate Nationwide Injunction of Immigration-related Conditions on Byrne JAG Grants Chicago, IL – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) filed a complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on July 16, 2018.   “We took this action on behalf of our members because [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:48:22+00:00July 17, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership and CEO on President Trump’s Remarks in Helsinki

Washington, DC—Below is statement by the top officers of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM)--President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, Vice President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, Second Vice President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer; Chair of USCM’s International Affairs Committee Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley; and USCM’s CEO & Executive [...]

By |2018-07-17T12:01:23+00:00July 17, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President & Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin On Federal Government Failing to Meet Deadline to Reunify Separated Families

WASHINGTON, DC — Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the federal government failing to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunify separated families: “As America’s mayors, leaders and parents, we are disappointed by the news that federal authorities are unable to comply with a June 26 [...]

By |2018-07-10T19:41:28+00:00July 10, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Tell Washington: Reunite Families Now & Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Bipartisan Group of 140 Mayors Send Letter to Administration & Congress; Demand Immediate Action & Transparency WASHINGTON, DC — Today, 140 bipartisan mayors from 35 states and the District of Columbia led by United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin issued a letter to the Trump Administration and Congress calling for the immediate [...]

By |2018-07-10T06:57:18+00:00July 2, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Capital Gazette Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the shooting at the offices of The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD: “The tragedy that took place at The Capital Gazette, the 154th mass shooting to take place in our country in 2018 alone, was preventable. The [...]

By |2018-06-29T11:18:56+00:00June 29, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold President Trump’s Travel Ban

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors is disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the President’s travel ban to proceed but respects the highest court in the [...]

By |2018-06-26T14:32:26+00:00June 26, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Executive Order Addressing Family Separation

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Executive Order addressing family separation: “President Trump signed an executive order that will put an end to the separation of families at the border. While this is certainly a step in the right direction, we [...]

By |2018-06-20T15:47:39+00:00June 20, 2018|News, Press Room|

Cities Across the U.S. Join the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Movement to Improve the Lives of Local Pets

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Mars Petcare issue $100,000 in grants to three winning cities plus $1 million in NUTRO™ food donation to support nearly 50 applicant cities BOSTON, June 8, 2018 – As more families welcome pets into their lives, the demand for infrastructure and resources are on the rise. Cities across the U.S. are [...]

By |2018-06-15T18:41:18+00:00June 15, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches The Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities

As National Discourse Becomes More Divisive, Mayors Take the Lead in Promoting Tolerance, Equality and Unity Boston, MA – During its Annual Meeting in Boston, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the establishment of the Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities.  The Center will focus on creating a strong and [...]

By |2018-06-11T12:50:05+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2018 CommunityWINS Grants

Program honors mayors and nonprofits in Long Beach, Calif., and Dayton and Youngstown, Ohio (BOSTON, June 11, 2018) – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced that Mayors Robert Garcia of Long Beach, Calif.; Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; and Jamael Tito Brown of Youngstown, Ohio, received top honors on behalf of [...]

By |2018-07-03T21:42:02+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Names Winners of Civic Tech Pitch Competition at Annual Meeting in Boston

Contest Shines Spotlight on Innovative Technologies that Deliver Practical Solutions to Cities Boston, MA – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has named OpenCounter as the winner of the Mayor’s Matchup: Civic Tech Pitch Competition where emerging companies pitched their ideas to address challenges facing cities in a “Shark Tank”-style forum. The competition was part of [...]

By |2018-06-11T09:03:41+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Tampa & Broken Arrow Deemed “Most Livable” Cities In America

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2018 City Livability Award Winners at Annual Meeting in Boston | Saturday, June 9 Boston (MA) — Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Broken Arrow (OK) Mayor Craig Thurmond have been awarded first place honors in the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting [...]

By |2018-06-09T14:44:29+00:00June 9, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Metro Regions Dominate U.S. Growth; But Future Labor Shortages Could Stymie Expansion

New Report Released by U.S. Conference of Mayors Shows Contribution of Metro Economies Hit Record Levels for Fourth Consecutive Year Boston, MA. – A new report released today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during its 86th Annual Meeting, shows that U.S. cities and their metro regions continue to dominate the nation’s economic growth, [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:13:01+00:00June 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by Columbia (SC) Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on the Santa Fe, TX School Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia (SC) Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to the Santa Fe, TX school shooting: “It’s another day in America in which we’re reminded how vulnerable to attack our kids are in our neighborhood schools.  We’re also reminded how easy it [...]

By |2018-05-18T13:07:41+00:00May 18, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by Columbia Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Proposed Rescission Package

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to President Trump’s proposed rescission package: “President Trump’s proposal to strip $15 billion from an already-approved spending bill and gut social safety net programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be disastrous [...]

By |2018-05-09T16:30:03+00:00May 9, 2018|News, Press Room|

Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin Becomes 76th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Announces Key Priorities—Infrastructure, Innovation, Inclusion—During Inaugural Speech Columbia, SC—Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin became the 76th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in an inaugural ceremony on Monday, May 7, 2018.  As part of the ceremony, Mayor Benjamin delivered a keynote speech announcing his key priorities for the year ahead, which will focus [...]

By |2018-05-08T21:51:24+00:00May 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the New Orleans Tricentennial

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), on the 300th Anniversary of the City of New Orleans: “Today, I’m proud to congratulate New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and incoming mayor LaToya Cantrell on the 300th anniversary of the City of New Orleans.  As [...]

By |2018-04-20T06:23:59+00:00April 20, 2018|News, Press Room|

The United States Conference of Mayors Files Suit To Block Trump Administration From Demanding Citizenship Info In 2020 Census

Bipartisan Organization Joins Coalition of 18 Attorneys General, 6 Cities in Suit Filed Today Citizenship Demand would Depress Turnout in States with Large Immigrant Populations – Threatening States’ Fair Representation in Congress and Electoral College, as well as Billions in Critical Federal Funds Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)– part of a [...]

By |2018-04-03T10:21:00+00:00April 3, 2018|News, Press Room|

Mayors Landrieu and Whaley Convene Ohio Mayors, Police Chiefs, Treatment Experts to Share and Scale Successes in Combatting National Opioid Epidemic

In Dayton – Ground Zero for the Opioid Crisis – Mayors of Both Parties Come to the Table Equipped with Solutions That Have Worked in their Cities – as Congress, Trump Administration Continue to Underserve Local Communities Suffering from Public Epidemic WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, April 3, Dayton, OH Mayor Nan Whaley and New [...]

By |2018-04-02T15:28:17+00:00April 2, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors to Secretary Ross: Don’t Politicize Census. Remove the Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON, DC — Bipartisan mayors from around the country are calling on Secretary Wilbur Ross to reject an untested question on citizenship status that threatens to undermine the very core of the census’s constitutional mandate. The call comes following the Department of Commerce’s announcement to add a question of citizenship status to the in the [...]

By |2018-03-28T10:09:49+00:00March 27, 2018|News, Press Room|