USCM to push urban issues in presidential campaign
The Washington-based U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has invited President Bush and all three presidential candidates to attend its 76th annual meeting, scheduled for June 20-24 in Miami. USCM members plan to discuss national issues that affect cities, such as the rise in foreclosures, climate protection and illegal guns, with the president and candidates.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, Congressional Urban Caucus Chair Chaka Fattah and Vice-Chair Michael Turner also have been invited to the meeting. The mayors will adopt policy recommendations during the meeting that will be sent to members of Congress and the new administration.
A draft agenda of the meeting is available at www.usmayors.org.