Standing Against Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry

Standing Against Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry 2017-08-22T11:13:46+00:00

In May 2017, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered remarks on the removal of Confederate statues from his city. That leadership then has proven to be a turning point for cities across the United States. Watch his full speech below.

Our Compact

Over 270 mayors have signed on to our Mayors Compact Against Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry. Learn more.

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How Mayors Are Responding

Mayor Garcetti Launches ‘Reach Out’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched Reach Out, an action center on his web site full of tips on how Angelinos can connect with each other and demonstrate compassion for one another.

Mayor Fischer Discusses Louisville’s Public Art Audit on First Podcast Episode

Lousiville Mayor Greg Fischer has called for a complete audit of all public art in Lousiville Metro that could be interpreted as honoring bigotry and racism. The Mayor discusses this along with issues of equity and race in his first-ever episode of The Mayor Greg Fischer Podcast.

Mayor Pugh Removes Confederate Monuments Citing Safety and Security

Four monuments were removed after Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh called for their removal, more than 18 months after the city’s first conversations and recommendations around the issue were made.

Mayor Gray Calls for Accelerated Removal of Monuments

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray calls for the acceleration of the removal of monuments after the events in Charlottesville.

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1808, 2017

Responding to Charlottesville, U.S. Conference of Mayors and ADL Join on Action Plan to Combat Hate, Extremism & Discrimination

August 18, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

1708, 2017

Letter From U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the Nation’s Mayors Reflects on Events in Charlottesville

August 17, 2017|0 Comments

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following letter to mayors calling on them to unite their communities and to stand up to those who seek to [...]

1408, 2017

America’s Mayors Condemn Bigotry And Violence That Occurred In Charlottesville On August 11 & 12

August 14, 2017|0 Comments

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran Washington, DC— U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement about the events that occurred in [...]

1208, 2017

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director About The Events in Charlottesville, VA

August 12, 2017|0 Comments

New Orleans, LA— U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement about the events in Charlottesville, VA: “Mayors of all parties, from coast to coast, stand united in [...]

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