AAMA Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal; Supports Quick Passage
Published on June 29, 2021
(Washington, D.C.) — Today, Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, TX), president of the African American Mayors Association, issued the following statement on Washington’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.
“The African American Mayors Association is deeply supportive of the bipartisan infrastructure framework. For far too long, our nation has failed to provide sufficient investment in infrastructure. This lack of funding has disproportionately hurt Black Americans, who often live in communities with subpar roads, bridges, transportation, and water systems.
“President Biden’s infrastructure plan offers enormous hope for the future. It would repair our crumbling infrastructure, create well-paying jobs, supercharge the economy, expand internet access, and help us create the technology to combat our climate crisis. And all the while, it would uplift Black communities across the country.
“Americans deserve infrastructure that enables us all to live fruitful, healthy lives. This plan can help provide that. Now, we’re calling on Congress to get it to President Biden’s desk.”