As COVID-19 continues to affect our cities, AAMA is committed to providing resources and tools to empower mayors as they take action and address the impact the virus will have on our communities.
Published on March 31, 2022
(Washington, D.C.) — Today, Mayor Sylvester Turner (Houston, TX), president of the African American Mayors Association issued the following statement in support of President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2023 discretionary budget request:
“President Biden’s budget proposal makes it clear that he is focused on uplifting America’s families, workers, and communities of color. Black mayors especially appreciate the administration’s focus on investing in clean energy infrastructure and climate resilience, equipping workers with high-quality training programs, and keeping our communities safe through funding for crime prevention and community violence intervention programs. We are also proud to see that the administration is doubling down on its efforts to strengthen relationships with our allies and continue to support Ukraine.
“As our nation continues to recover from the pandemic, we need Congress and the Biden administration to work together to strengthen our economy and ensure that hard working Americans are able to get ahead.”
More information on President Biden’s budget request can be found here.
The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) is the only organization exclusively representing over 500 African-American mayors across the United States. AAMA seeks to empower local leaders for the benefit of their citizens. The role of the AAMA includes taking positions on public policies that impact the vitality and sustainability of cities; providing mayors with leadership and management tools; and creating a forum for member mayors to share best practices related to municipal management.