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Press 'Metro' Agenda for Cities During Presidential Campaign
WASHINGTON, DC --(Marketwired - February 18, 2016) - Led by United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the nation's mayors, while in Miami Beach for their Winter Leadership Meeting, will stand with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and support her call for state and federal assistance for the residents of Flint, Michigan.
On the heels of a U.S. Conference of Mayors fact-finding mission to the city of Flint as well as last week's Democratic Steering & Policy Committee's Congressional hearing on The Flint Water Crisis, the mayors will receive a report from Mayor Weaver, USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran and Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, who were designated by Mayor Rawlings-Blake to lead the Conference's fact-finding mission.
The mayors will also stress their 'metro' agenda -- The 2016 Mayors' Compact for a Better America: A Call to Action -- that calls on the Presidential candidates and Congress to INVEST in and PROTECT America's cities and metro areas. Developing healthy, safe, affordable and modern water and wastewater systems is one of the key items on the Mayors' agenda.
With more than 85% of people in the United States living in our nation's cities and metropolitan areas, mayor clearly understand that metro issues impact everyday Americans and are calling on the Presidential candidates to focus on these issues. Mayors are convinced that despite their geographic location, cities large and small across over the country are plagued by many of the same challenges.
WHAT: USCM to Hold Press Conference During Winter Leadership Meeting:
Baltimore (MD) Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, USCM President
Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President
New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu USCM Second Vice President
Flint (MI) Mayor Karen Weaver
Miami Beach (FL) Mayor Philip Levine, Host
+ Other U.S. Mayors
WHEN: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. ET
WHERE: Loews Hotel Miami Beach | Poinciana 1 Room | 1601 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL | 33139 | (305) 604-1601
NOTE: Reporters Interested in Covering the Press Conference should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org