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Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on President Trump’s Threat to Cut Federal Funds for Cities

Washington, DC –Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President Trump’s threat to cut federal funding for cities: “President Trump may believe this is an attack on mayors, but it is actually an attack on the millions of hard-working, tax-paying citizens who live in American cities.

By |2020-09-03T12:40:41-04:00September 3, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins Fight Against Trump Administration’s Attempts to Reduce Census Efforts

Coalition Argues Reduction in Time for Census Self-Response and Door-to-Door Follow-Up Will Lead to Substantial Undercount Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors today has joined a large coalition of attorneys general, cities, counties, and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors in taking legal action against the Trump Administration’s impairment of the 2020 Decennial Census.

By |2020-09-01T10:21:56-04:00September 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

At RNC Event, Republican Mayors Talk About Need for Direct Federal Assistance to Cities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC – Yesterday the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) took part in a virtual event on the opening day of the Republican National Convention. The gathering of mayors was focused on bipartisan solutions found in the newly released The Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough, and it follows a parallel event that took place

By |2020-08-25T10:37:45-04:00August 25, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Urge Congress to Act on U.S. Postal Service to Protect Integrity of Election

170 Bipartisan Mayors Sign Letter to Top Congressional Leaders; Support for Mail-in Balloting is Official USCM Policy Washington, DC – Today America’s mayors are raising alarm with congressional leaders about U.S. postal operations and calling for action to protect people’s ability to cast a vote by mail this fall. Recent policy changes at the postal

By |2020-08-22T09:44:01-04:00August 22, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors’ 2020 Vision: On Latest Episode of “An American Breakthrough,” Mayors Talk About New Policy Agenda from USCM

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the second episode of the new podcast, “An American Breakthrough.” The new episode, hosted by USCM President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, features West Sacramento (CA) Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Phoenix (AZ) Mayor Kate Gallego and Topeka (KS) Mayor Michelle De La Isla.

By |2020-08-18T15:37:32-04:00August 18, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors’ 2020 Vision: US Mayors Release Bold, Comprehensive Policy Agenda

Newly Updated Agenda Provides Solutions to Urgent Priorities and Long-Ignored Challenges Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is releasing a bipartisan, comprehensive policy agenda that outlines ideas to solve the biggest challenges of our time. The Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough tackles ten broad issue areas with dozens of

By |2020-08-17T14:02:20-04:00August 17, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors On U.S. Postal Service Changes: “We Cannot Afford Further Disruption”

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Louisville Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Greg Fischer on recent changes with the U.S. Postal Service and its potential impact on the upcoming election in November: “Voting is essential to maintaining and preserving our democracy. It stands as one of the most important rights and

By |2020-08-15T09:21:20-04:00August 15, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Release Detailed Plan for Police Reform in U.S. Cities

Recommendations Answer the Call from Nationwide Movement for Racial Justice Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a detailed blueprint for improving policing and promoting equal justice in America’s cities. Following the death of George Floyd, a USCM Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice was assembled and tasked

By |2020-08-13T12:28:56-04:00August 13, 2020|News, Press Room|

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|
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