Rochester Mayor Rebukes Trump for Lackluster Support of U.S. Cities
Published on February 05, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Mayor Lovely Warren of Rochester, N.Y. rebuked President Trump for his lackluster support of U.S. cities in remarks she presented at an emergency meeting of Black leaders convened by the Congressional Black Caucus PAC (CBCPAC) in Washington, D.C. Mayor Warren attended the meeting on behalf of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA).
Mayor Warren stated, “I was honored to participate in the CBCPAC Emergency Meeting of Black Leaders. Mayors sit at a unique crossroads where political gridlock is not an excuse. Partisan politics does not fill the potholes. As Mayors, we can never shirk our responsibility to foster equitable and inclusive solutions to local challenges."
Her remarks described the steps Black Mayors are taking to improve the economic vitality of their cities, even as they work against Trump Administration policies that will only perpetuate entrenched inequality if embraced.
Mayor Warren also reaffirmed strong opposition, among black mayors, to Trump Administration immigration policy and tax breaks that favor the wealthy far more than everyone else in America. She noted an AAMA initiative examining solutions to future work disparities resulting from automation, and AAMA efforts to ensure an accurate 2020 census count.
Mayor Warren’s remarks were delivered during a conversation about fighting for justice. She was joined in conversation with National Urban League President, Marc Morial; Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX); Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights President, Kristen Clark; and National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Executive Director, Andrea James.