U.S. Mayors Announce Call to End Afghanistan War & Invest in Job Creation

June 17, 2011

First Time Since Vietnam War Nation’s Mayors Have Called For End to Military Engagement

Press Conference Friday, June 17th, 11:45 am


Press Conference Monday, June 20th, 11:45 am

The United States Conference of Mayors 79th Annual Meeting: Baltimore, MD

BALTIMORE, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The nation’s mayors, led by Conference President and Burnsville, MN Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, will announce the introduction of a resolution, calling to end the Afghanistan War and re-direct spending for job creation this Friday, the beginning of their four-day annual meeting in Baltimore. On Monday, the final day of the meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors will vote on the Afghanistan resolution, as well as release an employment report for 363 metro areas, published in conjunction with Global Insight. Also, on Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be inaugurated as the new President of The Conference.

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Other resolutions discussed and voted on include: opposition to the 20% down payment that federal housing officials are proposing for mortgage loans and the severe proposed cuts to the Community Development Block Grant program that funds basic services in metro areas, including child care, traffic lights and road maintenance. Other topics include transportation, homeland security, immigration and energy efficiency. For a copy of the agenda and proposed resolutions, go to www.usmayors.org

Featured speakers include: House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, MD Governor Martin O’Malley, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (Fri), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Sat), U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue, Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (Mon), Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and many others.

For a full listing of pre-registered mayors, go to: http://www.usmayors.org/79thAnnualMeeting/preregisteredmayors.asp.

All press MUST pre-register to gain access the Conference’s Annual Meeting by logging onto: http://usmayors.org/79thAnnualMeeting/press_registration.asp.

After showing VALID, CURRENT identification on site, working press representatives must pick up meeting credentials in the Calloway Room (2nd Floor) of the Baltimore Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel (443-683-8514/15).

    WHO:      Burnsville, MN Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, USCM President
              Los Angeles, CA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, USCM Vice-President
               Philadelphia, PA Mayor Michael Nutter, USCM Second Vice-
              + Hundreds of U.S. Mayors from around the country

    WHAT:     OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE for USCM 79th Annual Meeting
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    WHEN:     Friday, June 17 at 11:45 a.m.

               South Foyer, 2nd Floor | Hilton Baltimore Convention Center
    WHERE:     Hotel 401 W. Pratt Street | Baltimore, MD 21201 | 443-573-8700

SOURCE The U.S. Conference of Mayors

Source: newswire

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