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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Mayor Landrieu, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to host Cities United conference

February 25, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA--TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will host 18 mayors and more than 200 city leaders from 37 municipalities to launch Cities United, a nationwide initiative to reduce violence-related death of young African American men and boys. The two-day conference will feature keynote speakers including Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, policy discussions and breakout sessions with the goal to equip local elected officials with tools, best practices, skills and resources to restore hope and opportunities to young African American men and boys directly affected by violence.

About Cities United
Cities United is a national movement to equip mayors and local leaders with the tools, practices, skills and resources needed to effectively eliminate the violence-related deaths of African American men and boys. Cities United was launched in 2011 under the leadership of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu with support from the National League of Cities, Casey Family Programs and the Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement. Additional support comes from the Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation.

WHO: Mayor Mitch Landrieu
            Mayor Michael Nutter, City of Philadelphia
            Dr. William Bell, Casey Family Programs
Mayors also participating in the press conference include:

  • Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Allentown, Pa.
  • Mayor William Bell, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Mayor Jeffrey Lunde, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
  • Mayor John Linder, Chester, Pa.
  • Mayor Thomas Henry, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Mayor Chowke Lumumba, Jackson, Miss.
  • Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Mayor Mark Stodola, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville, Ky.
  • Mayor Paul Soglin, Madison, Wis.
  • Mayor A.C. Wharton, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Mayor Leon Rockingham, North Chicago, Ill.
  • Mayor Jean Quan, Oakland, Calif.
  • Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Mayor Geraldine Muoio, West Palm Beach, Fla.

WHAT: Press conference to launch Cities United

WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 26, 2014
              2:00 p.m.

WHERE:Napoleon Room
               New Orleans Marriott
               555 Canal Street
               New Orleans, LA 

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