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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|

Supporting Community Development and Affordable Housing During COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has devastated communities across the country, crippling small businesses and threatening American’s ability to afford to remain in their homes. On Friday, June 26th, the Committee on Community Development and Housing, led by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms debated and approved nine resolutions designed to help rebuild

Mayors Seizing this Moment to Address Police Reform and Racial Equity Gaps

On Thursday, the Criminal and Social Justice Standing Committee convened during the United States Conference of Mayors' 88th Annual Meeting to address a number of timely issues including the national call for police reform, closing the equity gaps around race, support for safer, more accessible elections, and the need for

Addressing America’s Public Health Disparities, During and Beyond COVID-19

After a busy week of virtual sessions during the United States Conference of Mayors 88th Annual Meeting, the Children, Health, and Human Services Committee kicked off Friday to discuss critical public health challenges amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, the committee debated several resolutions that

Stayed Transportation Investment, Closing the Digital Divide Critical Amid COVID-19 Crisis

In its fourth day of virtual sessions during the United States Conference of Mayors' 88th Annual Meeting, the Transportation and Communications Committee convened Thursday to discuss critical infrastructure issues facing American cities, especially those challenges related to COVID-19. The panel, chaired by Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, debated several resolutions that

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|

Mayors Address Environmental Protection Policies at Virtual Annual Meeting  

Tuesday, at the United States Conference of Mayors’ 88th Annual Meeting, the Committee on the Environment met to consider a series of resolutions designed to protect our environment and advance sound policies that create jobs and programs to help make our cities greener. The Committee on the Environment advanced resolutions to

By |2020-06-25T10:57:31-04:00June 24, 2020|88th Annual Meeting (2020), Environment, Updates|

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Our Cities’ Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on all of our nation’s cities, causing major budget shortfalls that have forced mayors to cut programs and services and furlough employees. While virtually all city services and programs have been impacted by this budget crisis, initiatives supporting the arts, promoting tourism,

Committee on Jobs, Education and the Workforce Approve Policies to Create Jobs and Expand the Workforce

Providing access to education, developing our nation’s workforce, and creating jobs are among some of the most important priorities for America’s mayors. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the need for well-positioned city residents to contribute to our nation’s economy and mayors have created a clear path forward, advancing policy

International Affairs Committee Kicks Off First-Ever Virtual Annual Meeting

Today, the United States Conference Mayors kicked off it's first-ever virtual Annual Meeting. A primary element of the Annual Meeting is always the debate and consideration of resolutions that set official policy for the organization for the following year. These policy positions help guide advocacy efforts and allow mayors to

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Supreme Court Decision to Uphold DACA Program

Washington, DC—Bipartisan mayors holding key leadership positions in the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) applaud today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the DACA program, ensuring that thousands of Dreamers can continue to live, work and study in the U.S. and contribute to the nation’s economy. “America’s mayors applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today to continue

By |2020-06-18T16:23:21-04:00June 18, 2020|News|

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|

Mayors Working Group Writes to Congress Urging Dialogue and Action on Police Reform

U.S. Conference of Mayors This Week Launched a Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice to take on the urgent task of producing meaningful and actionable reforms to improve policing and

By |2020-06-10T11:06:30-04:00June 10, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Assemble New Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will take on the urgent task of outlining a series of specific recommendations related to America’s

By |2020-06-08T13:59:37-04:00June 8, 2020|News, Press Room|