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MAJOR NEW PHILANTHROPIC EFFORT LAUNCHED TO HELP U.S. CITIES AND TOWNS ACCESS FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 1:04pm

NEW YORK, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the Local Infrastructure Hub: Support for U.S. Cities and Towns to Put Federal Funding to Work for Residents, a national program to ensure that all cities and towns can access federal infrastructure funding to drive local recovery, improve communities, and deliver results for residents. With a $50 million initial investment, the Hub will bring together nonprofits, city networks, academics, and policy experts to provide direct support to communities as they develop applications, including: one-on-one coaching, webinars, on-demand answers to pressing questions, data analysis, guidance from issue experts on a range of infrastructure-related topics, and easily accessible information on the rules and timeframes for specific funding opportunities.

Key Points: 
  • The Local Infrastructure Hub brings together leading experts in policy and innovation in a program that includes information, resources, and technical assistance to help cities access this once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity.
  • First, the hub will help local leaders navigate and understand the large quantities of information from the federal government on the nearly 400 funding opportunities available.
  • And second, it will help cities and towns develop competitive funding applications that are most likely to be awarded federal grants.
  • "We are proud to support the Local Infrastructure Hub, which represents the potential of a major leap in achieving the goal of broadband access for all."

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mass Shooting in Buffalo

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Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 1:57am

"Once again America's mayors are shocked and devastated by a mass shooting -- this time at a Buffalo supermarket in which a heavily armed gunman wearing tactical gear killed 10 people and wounded three others while livestreaming the event. The FBI is investigating it as a hate crime racially motivated by violent extremism. 

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, May 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on today's mass shooting in Buffalo:
    How many times must this tragedy repeat itself before Congress acts to reduce gun violence in our nation?
  • "Once again America's mayors are shocked and devastated by a mass shooting -- this time at a Buffalo supermarket in which a heavily armed gunman wearing tactical gear killed 10 people and wounded three others while livestreaming the event.The FBI is investigating it as a hate crime racially motivated by violent extremism.
  • About the United States Conference of Mayors-- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
  • There are more than 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.

eMed Co-Founder and CEO, Dr. Patrice Harris, will Host Fireside Chat with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy at eMerge Americas 2022

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 12:00pm

MIAMI, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- eMed, the creator and architect of the at-home, virtually guided Test-to-Treat™ technology, will be exhibiting at eMerge Americas 2022, as well as sponsoring the eGOV Summit within eMerge. The events take place April 18-19 at Miami Beach Convention Center.

Key Points: 
  • MIAMI, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- eMed , the creator and architect of the at-home, virtually guided Test-to-Treat technology, will be exhibiting at eMerge Americas 2022, as well as sponsoring the eGOV Summit within eMerge.
  • eMed's Co-Founder and CEO, Dr. Patrice Harris will take to the main stage for a fireside chat, entitled "Protecting the Public's Health: A Conversation with the U.S.
  • Surgeon General".Taking place 4:00 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2022 on the eMerge Main Stage, Dr. Harris and the 21st U.S.
  • eMed offers at-home testing through its Digital Point-of-Care platform, which enables you to get care online 24/7 with no appointment needed.

eMerge Americas Hosts U.S Mayors at eGOV Summit 2022

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:58am

MIAMI, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- eMerge Americas, in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), will be hosting the eMerge Government (eGOV) Summit 2022, presented by Galaxy Digital. The eGOV Summit will convene mayors from across the nation and will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida, on April 19, 2022. 

Key Points: 
  • The summit, held in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and presented by Galaxy Digital, will focus on the intersection of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and government
    MIAMI, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --eMerge Americas, in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), will be hosting the eMerge Government (eGOV) Summit 2022, presented by Galaxy Digital.
  • The eGOV Summit will convene mayors from across the nation and will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida, on April 19, 2022.
  • "eMerge Americas is honored to partner with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to host a one-of-a-kind summit for our nation's mayors on crypto and blockchain technologies," said Felice Gorordo, CEO of eMerge Americas.
  • eMerge Americas is a venture-backed platform focused on transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas.

Statement by The United States Conference of Mayors on the Kidnapping of Ukrainian Mayor by Russian Forces

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Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 7:34pm

About the United States Conference of Mayors -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are more than 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, March 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is a statement by the President of The United States Conference of Mayors, Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, in response to Russian forces kidnapping Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol, Ukraine:
    "America's mayors demand the immediate release of the Mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov.Mayor Fedorov was violently captured while caring for his citizens as they face unimaginable barbarism at the hands of Russian forces.
  • This terrorism cannot be tolerated, and we call on the international community to do whatever is necessary to secure his freedom.
  • "America's mayors stand united in support of Ukraine and the country's mayors who continue to fight to protect their citizens at great personal risk.
  • About the United States Conference of Mayors-- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on One-Year Anniversary of American Rescue Plan Act

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Friday, March 11, 2022 - 3:25pm

"When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in America nearly two years ago, mayors across America faced an unprecedented crisis.

Key Points: 
  • "When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in America nearly two years ago, mayors across America faced an unprecedented crisis.
  • Mayors of all political persuasions recognized that for America to have a strong recovery, a strong federal investment in America's cities would be required.
  • "Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike called on Washington to act, and mayors are grateful that our colleagues at the federal levelheard our call and passed the American Rescue Plan Act one year ago today.
  • About the United States Conference of Mayors-- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Discusses Crisis in Ukraine with Kyiv's Mayor Klitschko and Announces Support for Ukraine

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Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 8:00pm

"We want you to know that we stand with you in solidarity in this country.

Key Points: 
  • "We want you to know that we stand with you in solidarity in this country.
  • All of the Mayors of the United StatesVladimir Putin did not anticipate that his actions would unite our country."
  • - Mayor Francis Suarez
    Mayor Klitschko, alongside President Volodymyr Zelensky, is leading the resistance against the illegal Russian invasion into Ukraine from Kyiv.
  • His main request was to increase pressure on Russia and ensure Vladimir Putin feels the gravity of the error he has committed against global democracy.

Standing with Ukraine, U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Emergency Resolution Supporting Ukrainian People & Sanctions on Russia

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Friday, March 4, 2022 - 6:26pm

MIAMI, March 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Today at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Winter Leadership Meeting, American mayors adopted an emergency resolution in support of the Ukrainian people and democratic values under assault by the Russian government.

Key Points: 
  • MIAMI, March 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Today at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Winter Leadership Meeting, American mayors adopted an emergency resolution in support of the Ukrainian people and democratic values under assault by the Russian government.
  • Under the leadership of USCM President Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, mayors made clear they stand with their Ukrainian counterparts and will take whatever action is possible in their cities to sanction Russia.
  • And today, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova is set to join mayors virtually to discuss how mayors can support Ukraine at this critical moment.
  • About the United States Conference of Mayors-- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Ukraine

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Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 11:40pm

About the United States Conference of Mayors -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are more than 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on Ukraine:
    "As President of the United States Conference of Mayors, I join my fellow mayors across America in condemning Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
  • We stand with Ukraine's mayors as they lead their cities, and we stand with the democratic government of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people as they resist this war of aggression.
  • We will continue to work to support the freedom of Ukraine, the larger Ukrainian community, and our fellow mayors who serve the Ukrainian people."
  • About the United States Conference of Mayors-- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

AARP Innovation Labs Announces Startup Finalists for 2022 Connect & Thrive Pitch Competition

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 4:00pm

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AARP Innovation Labs and Venture Miami announced the six finalists for the Connect & Thrive Pitch competition,which sought out digital innovations to combat loneliness and social isolation an issue that affects many adults as they age.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AARP Innovation Labs and Venture Miami announced the six finalists for the Connect & Thrive Pitch competition,which sought out digital innovations to combat loneliness and social isolation an issue that affects many adults as they age.
  • "Tech solutions can be critical in reducing social isolation among older adults, from telehealth visits, to online shopping to virtual connections with loved ones," said Andy Miller, Senior Vice President, AARP Innovation Labs.
  • "We would like to congratulate the finalists on making it to the final stage of the Connect & Thrive Pitch,"saidCity of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.
  • AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.