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Nation’s Mayors Head to Tornillo, Texas to Protest Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy

U.S. Conference of Mayors President & Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin Leads Bipartisan Delegation on Thursday, June 21, 2018 Press Conference Scheduled for 9 am MDT Tornillo Port of Entry Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, a bipartisan delegation of mayors from across [...]

By | 2018-06-19T11:46:58+00:00 June 19, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches The Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities

As National Discourse Becomes More Divisive, Mayors Take the Lead in Promoting Tolerance, Equality and Unity Boston, MA – During its Annual Meeting in Boston, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the establishment of the Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities.  The Center will focus on creating a strong and [...]

By | 2018-06-11T12:50:05+00:00 June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Metro Regions Dominate U.S. Growth; But Future Labor Shortages Could Stymie Expansion

New Report Released by U.S. Conference of Mayors Shows Contribution of Metro Economies Hit Record Levels for Fourth Consecutive Year Boston, MA. – A new report released today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during its 86th Annual Meeting, shows that U.S. cities and their metro regions continue to dominate the nation’s economic growth, [...]

By | 2018-06-18T11:13:01+00:00 June 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors To Convene In Boston This Week

Infrastructure, Immigration, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Jobs, Affordable Housing Top Agenda The United States Conference of Mayors 86th Annual Meeting | Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – More than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Annual Meeting. [...]

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, To Address Nation’s Mayors at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Boston

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, will address the nation’s mayors on June 8th during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting in Boston.  She will participate in a fireside chat with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Boston Mayor Martin J. [...]

Nation’s Mayors to Convene in Boston for U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting

Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Affordable Housing, Automation Top Agenda Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – Starting on June 8, more than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting.  Under the leadership of USCM [...]

By | 2018-05-23T12:15:53+00:00 May 23, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Statement by Columbia (SC) Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on the Santa Fe, TX School Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia (SC) Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to the Santa Fe, TX school shooting: “It’s another day in America in which we’re reminded how vulnerable to attack our kids are in our neighborhood schools.  We’re also reminded how easy it [...]

By | 2018-05-18T13:07:41+00:00 May 18, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by Columbia Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Proposed Rescission Package

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to President Trump’s proposed rescission package: “President Trump’s proposal to strip $15 billion from an already-approved spending bill and gut social safety net programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be disastrous [...]

By | 2018-05-09T16:30:03+00:00 May 9, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors and Police Chiefs Convene in Washington, DC to Address Key Public Safety Issues in Cities

Group will Meet with Charles Ramsey, Bill Bratton, David Kennedy and Other Experts to Talk About Reducing Gun Violence, Increasing School Safety and Strengthening Police and Community Relations Monday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Darcy Hotel Washington, DC – On Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10, the United States Conference [...]

By | 2018-04-05T12:12:06+00:00 April 5, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Nation’s Mayors to Secretary Ross: Don’t Politicize Census. Remove the Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON, DC — Bipartisan mayors from around the country are calling on Secretary Wilbur Ross to reject an untested question on citizenship status that threatens to undermine the very core of the census’s constitutional mandate. The call comes following the Department of Commerce’s announcement to add a question of citizenship status to the in the [...]

By | 2018-03-28T10:09:49+00:00 March 27, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Gather at South by Southwest to Explore Emerging Technologies and the Possibilities They Unlock to Spur Civic Innovation

Mayors Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans), Pete Buttigieg (South Bend), Steve Benjamin (Columbia), Nan Whaley (Dayton) and Steve Adler (Austin) Among Delegation of Mayors in Austin, TX Thursday, March 8 – Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Austin, TX – More than 20 mayors from across the country will head to Austin, TX this week for South by [...]

By | 2018-03-07T12:12:30+00:00 March 7, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Demands the House Vote “No” on Tax Bill that Hurts Taxpayers and Cities, Urges Members to Work with Mayors on New Plan  

WASHINGTON – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today released the following statement on behalf of Democratic, Republican and Independent Mayors demanding Congress start over on tax reform and work with mayors on a new bill: U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu “The United States Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-11-15T16:34:44+00:00 November 15, 2017|News, Press Room|

America’s Preeminent Civil Rights Leaders Join Forces With Nation’s Mayors To Address Economic Inequities & Civil Rights Disparities

New York, New York – Yesterday, the United States Conference of Mayors, led by President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, convened prominent civil rights leaders and a delegation of the nation’s mayors to discuss a national agenda to protect civil rights and ensure [...]

By | 2017-10-27T14:11:59+00:00 October 27, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors from Suburban Areas to Provide Snapshot of Damaging Impact of Salt Tax Repeal

Republican and Democratic Mayors United Firmly Against SALT Elimination’s Extreme Hit to Household Budgets; Will Call on Congress to Stand Against Double Taxation Press Conference Call Monday, October 16 at 12:00 pm ET Washington, DC— A bipartisan group from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host a press conference call on Monday, October 16 [...]

By | 2017-10-13T16:20:43+00:00 October 13, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Supports the Mayor of San Juan in Addressing Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis

Washington, DC — The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the following statement in support of the Mayor of San Juan in addressing Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis: “Attacking our leaders on the ground during one of America’s greatest humanitarian crises is not leadership, and it's not going to help the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico get [...]

By | 2017-09-30T20:50:51+00:00 September 30, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Leadership To Visit Volunteer Supply Center For Puerto Rico Relief In Miami, Tour Key West On First Day Officially Open For Tourists

WASHINGTON, DC – As U.S. cities begin to recover and rebuild after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Leadership will head to Miami and Key West this weekend to offer assistance and solidarity. USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans), Vice President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, S.C.), Second Vice President Mayor Bryan [...]

By | 2017-09-30T15:16:59+00:00 September 30, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Saturday: In Wake Of Hurricane Harvey, Nation’s Mayors Head To Houston To Offer Assistance And Solidarity As Cities Recover, Rebuild

U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership – Mayors Mitch Landrieu, Stephen Benjamin, Bryan Barnett and CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran – to Join Houston Mayor Sylvester to Survey Recovery Sites, Meet with Volunteers, Emergency and Recovery Officials WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. weathers one of the most active and severe hurricane seasons on record, [...]

By | 2017-09-30T12:25:55+00:00 September 29, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

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 terrorism and hate crimes New York, NY/Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and The [...]

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Leadership To Meet In New Orleans, Call For Stronger Partnership With Washington

Led by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Bipartisan Mayors to Craft Action Plans Around Infrastructure, Healthcare, Tax Reform and Public Safety Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Address Attendees  August 10 – August 12, 2017 Washington, DC—Over 50 of the nation’s leading mayors will convene in New Orleans from August 10 - August 12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency [...]

By | 2017-08-08T13:05:50+00:00 August 8, 2017|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mayor Mitch Landrieu Leads Group of Bipartisan Mayors in Pushing Key Senators for Solutions on Healthcare, Tax Reform and Infrastructure

Mayors to Host Press Conference in the U.S. Capitol to Share Perspective on Major Issues of the Day; Urge Senate to Include Nation’s Mayors at the Table to Reach Real Solutions WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, August 2nd at 2:45pm, Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans will lead a bipartisan group of mayors representing The United States Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-08-01T15:44:40+00:00 August 1, 2017|Media Advisories|