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U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Census Bureau Ending Count Efforts Early

Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) issued the following statement on the Census Bureau’s recent announcement that it will end all counting efforts for the 2020 census on September 30, a month sooner than previously announced: Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, USCM President “The integrity of a complete and accurate U.S. Census

By |2020-08-06T19:06:24-04:00August 6, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors to President Trump: Cities Need Direct Financial Assistance Now

Budget Shortfalls and Ongoing Economic Woes Due to COVID-19 Forcing Continued Cuts to Local Services and Jobs Washington, D.C. – As negotiations on the next COVID-19 legislative package drag on, cities across America face the grim reality of continued payroll cuts and reduction, or even elimination, of critical services. Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors

By |2020-08-05T19:06:12-04:00August 5, 2020|News, Press Room|

State Delegations of Mayors Press Their Senators to Provide Direct Aid to Cities

Mayors from Across the Country Send Urgent Messages to Their Federal Lawmakers Washington, D.C. – As cities stand to lose more than $1 trillion in economic output this year, mayors are banding together to urge Congress to provide direct fiscal assistance to all cities and towns across America. Mayors from Texas, Ohio, Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma,

By |2020-07-30T14:51:49-04:00July 30, 2020|News, Press Room|

National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host Joint Press Conference in Response to Release of Senate GOP Coronavirus Relief Package

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host a joint virtual press conference at 1:00 P.M. ET. with municipal leaders from across the country to discuss the draft coronavirus relief package released by Senate Republicans, which includes no aid for local governments that have

By |2020-07-28T09:58:47-04:00July 28, 2020|Media Advisories, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors to Senate Republicans: It’s Unacceptable to Leave Cities Behind

Washington, DC – Today Senate Republicans released draft legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Louisville Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Greg Fischer issued the following statement: “Cities must recover if America is to recover.  That’s why it is unacceptable that the Senate leadership is willing to leave American cities

By |2020-07-27T18:41:57-04:00July 27, 2020|News, Press Room|

“An American Breakthrough,” New Podcast from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Launches

Nation’s mayors will discuss the biggest issues facing cities Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new podcast, “An American Breakthrough,” which will feature mayors from across America discussing the biggest challenges facing cities, including COVID-19, police reform and issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The podcast will

By |2020-07-27T16:02:12-04:00July 27, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds To President Trump’s Attempt to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Census

Washington, DC—The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) issued the following statement on President Trump’s recent memorandum blocking undocumented immigrants from being counted in the Census: Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, USCM President “The U.S. Constitution is clear: a census shall be taken of the ‘whole number’ of persons in the nation. That means everyone: citizens and non-citizens,

By |2020-07-23T17:24:27-04:00July 23, 2020|News, Press Room|

New Research Highlights Economic Challenges Facing American Cities From COVID-19 Pandemic

With a More Than One Trillion Dollars Loss of Economic Output, Metro Economies Study Underscores Need for Direct Aid from Congress Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference Mayors (USCM) released a Metro Economies Report studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on American cities. The report paints a dire picture for metro economies, with

By |2020-07-22T14:36:25-04:00July 22, 2020|News, Press Room|

MEDIA CALL: U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Congress to Provide Direct Fiscal Assistance to All Cities

Mayors Will Also Discuss New Data on Economic Toll of COVID-19 on U.S. Cities Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a media conference call at 1 pm ET to urge House and Senate negotiators to provide direct fiscal assistance to all cities in the upcoming pandemic recovery package. Thus far,

By |2020-07-22T12:04:00-04:00July 21, 2020|Media Advisories, Press Room|

Statement: U.S. Conference of Mayors Voices Opposition to Deployment of Federal Law Enforcement to Cities

Washington, D.C.  – Below is a statement by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on the Trump Administration’s deployment of unrequested federal law enforcement officers to Portland, and plans to expand to additional cities: “America’s mayors are outraged by and oppose the unrequested deployment of federal law enforcement officers to our cities.  As we have seen

By |2020-07-21T12:58:19-04:00July 21, 2020|News, Press Room|

NEW: U.S. Mayors Renew Urgent Request for Direct, Flexible Assistance to American Cities

Pandemic Has Decimated City Budgets, Forcing Painful Cuts to Payrolls and Essential Services Washington, DC – As lawmakers in Washington begin negotiations on the next COVID-19 legislative package, jobs and critical services are on the line in cities across America. And today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is renewing its previous request for urgent

By |2020-07-21T09:23:55-04:00July 21, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Writes to Senator Booker, Rep. Jackson Lee to Express Support for Their Legislation on Reparations

USCM Adopted a Resolution in Support of the Bill as One of the First Acts Under New USCM President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Washington, D.C.  – Last month at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 88th Annual Meeting, the Conference’s Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Commission to Study and

By |2020-07-13T10:51:26-04:00July 13, 2020|News, Press Room|

In Open Letter, Mayors Urge President to Preserve DACA Program & Protect Dreamers Until Congress Can Act

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Call on Congress to Pass a Permanent Legislative Solution This Year Washington, DC – In an open letter, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), led by USCM President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, is calling on President Trump not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

By |2020-07-10T08:48:02-04:00July 10, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Implementation of USMCA

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) on the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “Today, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement goes into effect replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauds this important milestone and the

By |2020-07-01T17:28:01-04:00July 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

New President and Louisville, KY Mayor Greg Fischer Lays out Agenda for the United States Conference of Mayors

Nationwide Police Reform, Addressing Systemic Racism, Direct Aid for COVID Recovery Top Priorities in Vision for an American Breakthrough  Washington, D.C.— In his first speech as President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer addressed fellow mayors today detailing his plans to advance racial justice and equity. Two critical

By |2020-07-01T14:18:31-04:00July 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

Louisville, KY Mayor Greg Fischer Becomes 78th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley and Miami (FL) Mayor Francis Suarez Elected as First and Second Vice Presidents Washington, D.C.— Today, Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer was elected as the 78th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during a session of the Conference’s Executive Committee. Mayor Fischer will succeed outgoing USCM President Rochester

By |2020-06-30T16:17:06-04:00June 30, 2020|News, Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and three statewide organizations file amicus brief in lawsuit seeking ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors, along with organizations in South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana devoted to their states’ ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, today filed an amicus brief in support of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada in their lawsuit demanding the federal government add the ERA as the 28th Amendment to the U.S.

By |2020-06-30T10:40:05-04:00June 29, 2020|News, Press Room|

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|

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|
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