Mayors on the Front Line

Protecting Progressive Policy at the Local Level

With the election of Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress, U.S. mayors are emerging as front-line defenders of progressive policies. Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a conversation with four mayors on the role of the chief executives of our nation’s cities in this new political environment. Seattle, Washington, Mayor Ed Murray (D); District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser (D); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mayor Jim Kenney (D); and Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley (D) will discuss the potential impacts of the new administration and Congress on cities, including how mayors plan to defend against regressive rollbacks in policy areas such as immigration, health care, climate, and civil rights, among others.

Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Distinguished guests:
Mayor Muriel Bowser, District of Columbia
Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle, Washington
Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton, Ohio

Moderator:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund