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COPS Hiring Grants Would See Major Increase under House Funding Bill, U.S. Mayor, July 13, 2009   


COPS PROGRAM:

Letter in Support of Additional COPS Program Funding to the President of the United States, July 9, 2009 



FIREFIGHTER GRANTS:

Assistance to Firefighters Grants Application Period – August 15-September 9, Memo to Mayors from Conference CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, August 15, 2011

SAFER Grants Available -- Applications Due September 17,  Memo to Mayors from Conference CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, August 18, 2010


GUN SAFETY:
 
 
Chicago Enacts New Gun Ordinance in Wake of Supreme Court Decision, U.S. Mayor, July 19, 2010

Mayors Support Right to Enact Sensible Gun Legislation,
U.S. Mayor, February 1, 2010

U.S. Conference of Mayors Amicus Brief Filed in the Supreme Court in Otis McDonald, et al. v. City of Chicago, et al., January 6, 2010

Thune Concealed Gun Amendment Defeated in Senate; Mayors Across the Country Urged Their Senators to Vote No, U.S. Mayor, July 27, 2009  

Call Your Senators to Oppose the Thune Amendment
, Action Alert from CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, July 21, 2009 

The Nation’s Mayors Oppose Thune Amendment, Actions to Weaken Gun Safety Laws,
Statement from Seattle (WA) Mayor Greg Nickels, U.S. Conference of Mayors President, July 20, 2009

Chicago, Oak Park Gun Bans Upheld by Seventh Circuit; NRA Appeals to Supreme Court
, U.S. Mayor, June 2, 2009
 
Local Gun Laws Tested in Federal Courts; Conference Files Brief in Chicago Case, U.S. Mayor, May 11, 2009

U.S. Conference of Mayors Amicus Brief Filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Seventh Circuit in
Otis McDonald, et al, and National Rifle Association of America, Inc. et al, v. City of Chicago, et al, and Village of Oak Park
, April 24, 2009


IMMIGRATION REFORM:

Action on DREAM Act Still Possible Before Congress Adjourns
, U.S. Mayor, December 20, 2010

The DREAM Act, Action Alert from CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, November 20, 2010

Letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in support of the DREAM Act, November 30, 2010

Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in support of the DREAM Act, November 30, 2010

Mayors Call for Quick Passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Phoenix Mayor Gordon Urges Message Taken to White House, Congress, U.S. Mayor, June 28, 2010

Mayors Gordon, DeStefano Discuss Impact of Arizona Law, Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, U.S. Mayor, May 24, 2010

Mayors, Administration Respond to Arizona Immigration Law, U.S. Mayor, May 3, 2010

Momentum Growing for Immigration Reform, U.S. Mayor, April 5, 2010

 
Quick Action to Achieve Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Policy Resolution Approved by The U.S. Conference of Mayors, January 18, 2009


PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS:
 
 
 
 

Urge your Senators to Support the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovations Act (S. 3756), Action Alert from CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, September 23, 2010
 
Keeping Us Safe: The Need for a Nationwide Public Safety Network, Statement by The Honorable Annise D. Parker, Mayor of Houston and Chair, Committee on Criminal and Social Justice, The United States Conference of Mayors, before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, September 23, 2010
 

 

More than Half of Police Departments Suffer Budget Cuts This Year, More Expected Next Year, U.S. Mayor, October 18, 2010

New FBI Report Shows U.S. Crime Down in 2009, U.S. Mayor, September 20, 2010

For information about Crime & Homeland Security issues, please contact:

Laura DeKoven Waxman
Director of Public Safety
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
1620 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 861-6754 (w)
(202) 293-2352 (f)
lwaxman@usmayors.org