Black Mayors Prepared to Work with Next Pres. Administration
Published on November 05, 2020
(Washington, D.C.) — The results of the 2020 presidential election remain unclear. It will take days or even weeks to know the final outcome.
Mayor McKinley Price, DDS (Newport News, VA) -- president of the African American Mayors Association -- issued the following response.
“While we do not have a presidential election result quite yet, I am deeply moved by the overwhelming enthusiasm in our democratic process. Americans -- particularly people of color -- turned out to vote early during this unprecedented election season. It’s clear that people are empowered to guide the future of our country. Now, every vote must be counted.”
“Black Mayors are prepared to work with the next administration to improve the lives of our constituents. We have many challenges ahead. The COVID-19 pandemic is raging nationwide, claiming the lives of more than 231,000 Americans -- disproportionately people of color. Health care is under attack in our courts. Racial injustices continue.”
“As we look forward, we vow to do everything possible to help our constituents overcome these challenges. By listening to the needs of the people and working together, we can ensure an equitable COVID-19 recovery, dismantle racial injustices, bolster Black businesses, strengthen HBCUs, and so much more.