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.
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.
Responding to Charlottesville, U.S. Conference of Mayors and ADL Join on Action Plan to Combat Hate, Extremism & Discrimination
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 [...]
Letter From U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the Nation’s Mayors Reflects on Events in Charlottesville
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 [...]
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 [...]
Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director About The Events in Charlottesville, VA
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 [...]
Responses by Mayors on Social Media
The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I intended to make next week.— Mayor Jim Gray (@JimGrayLexKY) August 12, 2017
Our prayers go out to the families of Heather Heyer and State Troopers Cullen and Bates, who were killed yesterday in Charlottesville.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 13, 2017
We must reject this violence. America is strong because we accept all are created equal. Praying for Charlottesville.— Kevin Faulconer (@Kevin_Faulconer) August 13, 2017
Our hearts are broken over the senseless violence and tragedies in Charlottesville. We must DEMAND civil discourse & stamp out intolerance.— Steve Williams (@HuntingtonMayor) August 13, 2017
There is no place for hate & no place for the white supremacists who espouse it - not in Charlottesville, not in Mobile & not in America— Sandy Stimpson (@MayorStimpson) August 14, 2017