2017/08/15 - MAYORS & COUNTY OFFICIALS CALL ON PRESIDENT TO CONTINUE DACA AND SUPPORT AMERICA’S DREAMERS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2017
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MAYORS & COUNTY OFFICIALS CALL ON PRESIDENT TO CONTINUE DACA AND SUPPORT AMERICA’S DREAMERS

On DACA’s 5th anniversary, Cities for Action calls on the President to defend Dreamers

WASHINGTON – Over 100 mayors and county officials from 35 states issued a letter today to President Trump calling on him to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until a legislative solution is enacted for all undocumented immigrant youth, otherwise referred to as Dreamers. Our cities have embraced the DACA program, and DACA has in turn provided thousands of our residents with the opportunity to pursue higher education, career goals, and give back to the country they call home. Cities and counties have supported DACA applicants and recipients through investments in legal services, outreach efforts to eligible youth, and easing access to school records and public documents for prospective applicants. These contributions have helped nearly 800,000 individuals obtain DACA and give back to their communities:

  • DACA recipients serve our localities in all kinds of critical roles—including medical professionals, teachers, and even municipal employees.  
  • 1.3 million young undocumented immigrants enrolled or immediately eligible for DACA contribute an estimated $2 billion a year in state and local taxes.
  • This includes personal income, property, and sales and excise taxes. DACA-eligible individuals pay on average 8.9 percent of their income in state and local taxes.

The mayors who have signed on to today's letter to the President are part of Cities for Action, a coalition of over 150 cities and counties, representing over 55 million residents, leading on immigration action through federal advocacy and local programs.

See below for quotes from signatories and the full text of the letter:

“A third of Texas children have at least one parent who is an immigrant. This isn’t a political issue in Texas. This affects the real lives of millions of our neighbors.”
Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, TX

“As the Mayor of Wisconsin’s largest city, I am wholeheartedly supportive of retaining DACA. Nearly 8,000 Wisconsinites who contribute to the economic wellbeing of our state would be affected by the failure to continue this essential program. I urge President Trump to uphold the DACA program to provide the necessary protections for our immigrant community until Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform.”
Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee, WI

“Our nation’s DREAMers enrich our communities and contribute so much to our social and economic fabric. Preserving the DACA program is essential to allowing the thousands of children of immigrants across Tennessee and around the country to work, study, and reach their full potential in ours, a nation of immigrants.”
Megan Barry, Mayor of Nashville, TN

“As its name suggests, DACA has protected the dreams of thousands of young people in Salt Lake City. These DREAMers improve our community, strengthen our economy, and most importantly enrich our local and national experience. Preserving DACA means defending the best of what we are as Americans, and I urge the Administration to keep this dream alive.”
Jackie Biskupski, Mayor of Salt Lake City, UT

“Our City is home to 30,000 DACA recipients who still believe in the possibility of the American Dream. Many of these Dreamers only know New York City as home, and they have made the most of it. They are our nurses, our teachers, our students, and our public servants. DACA recipients are also taxpayers and integral to our economies. I stand with over 100 mayors and county officials across the country in calling on the President to continue and defend the DACA program – it’s the right thing to do, and it’s the smart thing to do.”
Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, NY

“Washington, DC remains steadfastly committed to promoting and defending DC values. This includes supporting our residents who seek life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. We urge the President to uphold our country’s commitment to our DREAMers.”
Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC

"We're fortunate in the City of Buffalo to welcome arrivals from all over the world and a great majority of them quickly become part of the fabric of our diverse and growing neighborhoods.  We support the DACA program and its positive effects for communities across the nation. I'm proud to reiterate my commitment to immigrants across our City and join with fellow representatives in encouraging the President to maintain his past support of the DACA program."
Byron W. Brown, Mayor of Buffalo, NY

“DACA recipients are valued in the Richmond community and no one benefits shutting them out. Our immigrant community and youth are an obvious asset in cities across the nation.”
Tom Butt, Mayor of Richmond, CA

“Dreamers have played a vital role in shaping our nation, and currently play an important role in boosting our economy. We must reaffirm our commitment to their inclusion and safety in our communities.”
Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, IN

"We welcome immigrants and refugees to Minnesota so that they might have a chance at achieving their dreams, just like my grandmother did when she came here from Ireland 100 years ago. DACA makes those dreams a real possibility and I am proud to stand with my colleagues to fight for the future of so many young people."
Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, MN

“The City of Cambridge, MA urges continuation of the DACA program so that young folks, brought to the US as children, can fulfill their dreams for education and opportunity in the country they have grown up in and love. The people of Cambridge believe that these young people make valuable contributions to our community, our state and our nation, which would be undercut by eliminating this crucial program. We therefore urge the President not to take the draconian action of eliminating DACA, the loss of which would be so detrimental to our community.”
Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager of Cambridge, MA

"These children have only ever known life as Americans. Let's be the beacon of hope for them that America was for our ancestors. To do anything less would tear apart families and betray our own heritage as the descendants of immigrants. They deserve better."
Daniel Drew, Mayor of Middletown, CT

“Travis County is home to more than 14,000 DREAMers who are enriching our community and making valuable contributions to the lives of Central Texans. Instituting DACA made it possible for these outstanding young people to come out of the shadows and make a difference. We need to move past the anti-immigrant hysteria that has consumed our politics and recognize that we need to make the most of everyone’s talents and abilities to move forward into a brighter future.”
Sarah Eckhardt, County Judge of Travis County

“The United States was built on the dreams of immigrants and their dedication to our country.” 
Veronica Escobar, County Judge of El Paso, TX

“DACA represents a critical step in the road to comprehensive immigration reform.  A step away from DACA would be a step in the wrong direction.”
Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, IN

“As an immigrant myself, I want others to have the same opportunities that I’ve had. My family was able to become citizens because Ronald Reagan signed the 1986 immigration bill. It’s time for this Republican Congress to follow his lead.”
Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, CA

“The Borough of State College strongly supports the principles of equity, inclusion and justice for all persons in our community. It is important that all residents and visitors in our community, including immigrants, know that this is a safe and welcoming community.”
Elizabeth Goreham, Mayor of State College, PA 

“Students striving to achieve deserve the opportunity to do so in the neighborhood they grew up in. I cannot fathom an American system that would not provide that opportunity to immigrant youth. The DACA program embodies everything that this nation is built on and to eliminate this program would not only devastate our families and communities but go against who we are as a country.”
Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver, CO

“DACA was the first step in the long journey to comprehensive immigration reform. It allows thousands of young working and productive immigrants to continue being part of our communities and contributing to our national development. DACA was intended as a temporary and humane solution for thousands of young immigrants who have lived in the United States since they were minors. Eliminating DACA and denying hardworking individuals the right to stay in the United States will break families apart and ultimately hurt our communities by depriving them of these talented youth.”
John Heilman, Mayor of the City of West Hollywood, CA

“The Texas Republican leadership is targeting young people who know no other country and are among our best and brightest. This hurts not only Dreamer families but our broader economy and middle class wage rates for citizens.”
Clay Lewis Jenkins, County Judge of Dallas, TX

“In Baltimore County, we are embracing the children who came here as youngsters, grew up as Americans, and are now contributing to the American dream. We urge the President to continue our country’s support of America’s Dreamers.”
Kevin Kamenetz, County Executive of Baltimore County

“DACA allows young adults who have never known any other home to give back to the country that raised them. Deporting these tax-paying residents who have lived, been educated and work in the United States, is not only cruel, it makes no sense.”
Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia, PA

“St. Louis has a strong tradition of welcoming immigrants,   we are proud of. We believe everyone deserves a chance to make a better life for themselves and their families. Diversity makes us stronger.”
Lyda Krewson, Mayor of St. Louis, MO

“We are inspired by the integrity, productivity and perseverance of our DACA youth. San Francisco and other cities across the nation benefit immeasurably from the contributions of these young individuals.”
Edwin M. Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, CA

“DACA offers the promise of opportunity and protection for thousands of young people who came forward. They are valuable contributors to our communities, economy and nation. I stand with mayors across this nation to support this promise.”
Wayne M. Messam, Mayor of Miramar, FL

“DACA has made a better life for thousands of young people in the United States, affording the opportunity to attend higher education and becoming productive, taxpaying residents who are building stronger communities in cities like Syracuse. I am proud to join Cities for Action and mayors from across the country in urging President Trump to keep this crucial program in place.”
Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, NY

“This Administration’s efforts to marginalize immigrants are unconstitutional and un-American. That’s why Seattle is suing the Trump administration over its anti-immigrant executive order. Our commitment to Seattle’s immigrant community, including our program to help young immigrants integrate and succeed in Seattle schools, isn’t just about a commitment to civil rights. It’s also about recognizing the facts. We know that immigrants and new citizens, particularly the creativity and brain power of young immigrants, lift Seattle’s economy. Undoing DACA would be dumb policy for Seattle and the country.” 
Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle, WA

"Pittsburgh is, has been, and always will be a welcoming and diverse city. Immigrants and refugees are welcome here and I proudly stand with Cities for Action and mayors across the country in support of DACA. We must continue to work towards immigration reform and strive to protect all of our residents and neighbors."
William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA

“Atlanta is a city that historically has stood up for the civil and human rights of everyone, but we live in uncertain times.  We know that many Atlantans are fearful and concerned about their families. They question whether their freedoms will be upheld and lawfully protected. They worry that they will suffer persecution from a surge in bigotry. Any threat to our constitutionally guaranteed liberty is a threat to all Atlantans, we will continue to vigorously protect and support immigrant students who are DACA recipients. We value the economic and cultural vitality these young people bring to our city.”
Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta, GA

“DACA allows hardworking, law-abiding young people to pursue their dreams in Tennessee, which, for many of them, is the only home they've ever known.  I urge the administration to preserve DACA so these strivers can pursue the American dream.”
Madeline Rogero, Mayor of Knoxville, TN

“Hardworking, law-abiding young people should be allowed to pursue their dreams and goals without being hindered. I strongly urge this administration to preserve DACA so those who have the desire to achieve and accomplish great things can go as high and as far as their determination and talent will take them. The path of inclusion, not exclusion, is the American way.”
Riley H. Rogers, Mayor of Dolton, IL

“Eliminating DACA is senseless and counter-productive. DACA reflects their integration into our economic and civil society and should only be replaced with permanent resident status.”
Mary Casillas Salas Mayor of Chula Vista, CA

“As a County Supervisor, I am committed to serving and supporting all members of our community, regardless of immigration status. Many of the young people participating in the DACA program in Yolo County are students at the University of California, Davis, are adding to our local economy, and are seeking a legal path to fully participate in the life of our community. Through no fault of their own they find themselves in limbo. They have worked hard and earned our admiration and a fair chance.” 
Don Saylor, County Supervisor of Yolo County

“Oakland is proud to stand with hundreds of cities and town across this country which strongly urge the Administration to take an informed moral stand and protect the DACA program. Oakland and Alameda County is home to approximately 17,000 DACA eligible individuals. These longtime residents of our city and county are part of a community we are steadfastly committed to protecting from the devastating impacts of family separation and deportation.”
Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, CA

“DACA is a critical safeguard for more than 780,000 young people who have been granted permission to live and work legally in our country over the past 5 years. As a diverse city where more than one in ten of our residents were born in a country other than the United States, Albany stands with cities across the nation by calling on our President to continue this important program.”
Kathy Sheehan, Mayor of Albany, NY

“Discrimination of any kind is wrong and to single out young people who are working hard to live the American dream is just wrong. DACA is an important protection and needs to be preserved and strengthened.”
Paul Soglin, Mayor of Madison, WI

“Immigrants including DACA recipients are vital to Dodge City and Southwest Kansas economy.  Continuing DACA and working towards a permanent solution for these young immigrants should be our priority. DACA beneficiaries make an indelible positive impact in our cities and our country.” 
-Rick Sowers, Mayor of Dodge City, KS

“Reasonable and responsible policy has to be a priority rather than unilateral deportation that will result in broken families and broken communities.  Immigrants are our neighbors, our friends and our family.  They are a part of our community and a part of what makes Union City such as great place to live. DACA has made the American Dream a reality for many and its elimination is short-sighted and a major setback for our country.” 
-Brian P. Stack, Mayor of Union City, NJ

“It is a moral imperative that we keep the doors of opportunity open to the nearly 30,000 Arizonans enrolled in DACA who are making meaningful contributions to our community. Their plight is the result of the failure of Congress to act, and partisan politics should never get in the way of young people working toward a better life.”
Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix, AZ

“DACA enables thousands of young people throughout our country to pursue their dreams regardless of their immigration status. These are not criminals or drug dealers. These are hard-working students who call the United States home and who, through no fault of their own, now face a potentially devastating threat. I urge this administration to preserve DACA and defend the American values of liberty, inclusivity and acceptance.”
Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento, CA

“Houston is the most diverse city in our nation. DACA students are part of the fabric of our community and have shown they can and will thrive when given the opportunity. I stand with my fellow mayors and hope that we will keep our promise to these students by not closing our doors to them.”
Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, TX

"DACA allows DREAMers to give back to this country and to their communities. These immigrants -- neighbors, students, workers -- who were brought to the United States as children deserve a fair chance to continue building their lives in the U.S. We urge the federal government to preserve DACA until sensible, comprehensive immigration reform legislation is passed."
Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston, MA

"Dreamers were brought here as children and had no say, but now are students or professionals only accustomed to our great American culture.  We must continue to protect these youth who are contributing positively to our nation. They deserve our protection just as our nation has always stepped up to protect children not only in the United States, but around the world.”
Acquanetta Warren, Mayor of Fontana, CA

“Rochester is the home of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, trailblazers who fought for the rights of our country’s most vulnerable citizens.  We must continue to fight for these progressive values, and DACA is a critical policy that protects thousands of youth across our nation.”
Lovely Warren, Mayor of Rochester, NY

“The City of Dayton has a long history of being a welcoming and inclusive community for all of our residents.  Our immigrant community expands the rich cultural experience for those who live, work, play and gather in the City. DREAMers position us for global economic opportunities that lead to job creation and retention.  Dayton is an innovation hub that has benefited from the experiences of people around the world.  We urge the administration to continue DACA.” 
-Nan Whaley, Mayor of the City of Dayton, OH

 

Below is the full text of the letter from Cities for Action:

 

 

August 15, 2017

President Donald Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

As mayors and county executives in the Cities for Action coalition, we write to urge you to maintain your past support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and to engage with Congress on bipartisan efforts to enact the DREAM Act. In the immediate term, we urge you to commit to continue the DACA program until a legislative solution is achieved.

Cities for Action is a national coalition of over 150 mayors and county executives, representing over 55 million residents, that advocates for programs and policies that promote immigrant inclusion to create stronger and safer cities. As local government leaders throughout the country, we know that immigrants make our communities stronger economically, culturally, and socially. For these reasons, we strongly support the DACA program.

Localities have long supported federal immigration measures that advance immigrant integration, because municipalities are where the needs of our nation’s immigrants are felt most keenly. Local governments took a frontline implementation role with the 2012 DACA directive by investing money in outreach and legal services, working with school districts to create new databases to facilitate record requests, and improving access to public documents. Some of these initiatives include:

  • The City of Boston partnered with community organizations to help eligible people apply for DACA, explore other forms of immigration relief, and avoid scams.
  • In Highland Park, the Mayor’s Office organized legal clinics to assist eligible youth with DACA applications.
  • The City of Long Beach has worked with local schools and colleges to support DACA students.
  • Los Angeles hosts “Know Your Rights” workshops across the city to help DACA recipients and their families learn about their rights. The City also runs the L.A. College Promise, which provides one year of free enrollment to graduating L.A. seniors, including DACA beneficiaries.
  • New York City launched the first-ever advertising campaign geared towards immigrants in City history: a DACA awareness campaign that reached over 480,000 individuals. The City also launched a public health education campaign to facilitate enrollment among potential DACA applicants
  • The City of San Francisco has invested to provide free legal services and community outreach and education for DACA. The City has also partnered with community organizations to provide DACA application fee assistance. In addition, the City created the DreamSF Fellows Program, which matches DACA-approved college students with internships at immigrant-serving community organizations.
  • The County of Santa Clara has invested in DACA outreach and education and established the New Americans Fellowship program, providing DACA beneficiaries with paid internships with the County and nonprofits.
  • City and county governments across the country have provided DACA resources and links to community events to support eligible immigrants in their localities.

Now a small number of states are pressuring your Administration to take away DACA from nearly 800,000 young people who have come forward, passed background checks, and have made the most of their opportunity to live and work in America lawfully. This is in no one’s best interest.  These young people reflect who we are as a coalition: cities with vibrant immigrant communities working toward the American dream in the ultimate nation of immigrants. DACA recipients are students, employees, and family members. They contribute to our country with their taxes, their innovative ideas, and the indelible positive impact they leave on our communities. Protecting the relief afforded to this population, and formalizing it legislatively will have immense social and economic benefits to our local governments. Therefore, allowing these young people to remain in the country with DACA or permanently through a legislative solution—a position supported by the vast majority of American voters across the political spectrum—would only further reveal the vast potential of these young people.

We also know in empirical terms the effects DACA has on our cities and states, and what we would lose if DACA were to be taken away:

  • 1.3 million young undocumented immigrants enrolled or immediately eligible for DACA contribute an estimated $2 billion a year in state and local taxes. This includes personal income, property, and sales and excise taxes.
  • DACA-eligible individuals pay on average 8.9 percent of their income in state and local taxes.

We care about all of our residents, including those with DACA and their families. We want to make sure that our residents can continue living without the fear of being uprooted from their homes: our cities and counties.

You have singular power and influence to shape this moment in American history, and “show great heart”—as well as pragmatism and economic sense—in your decision about how to protect our young, undocumented immigrants who have relied on the U.S. government’s word for security and stability. We call on you to stand with these young people, and stand for the best of what America represents.

Sincerely,

Kathy Sheehan, Mayor of Albany, NY

Allison Silberberg, Mayor of Alexandria, VA

Ed Pawlowski, Mayor of Allentown, PA

Ethan Berkowitz, Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage, AK

Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta, GA

Stephen D. Hogan, Mayor of Aurora, CO

Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, TX

Catherine E. Pugh, Mayor of Baltimore City, MD

Kevin Kamenetz, County Executive of Baltimore County, MD

Joseph Baldacci, Mayor of Bangor, ME

William A. Bell, Mayor of Birmingham, AL

Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston, MA

Suzanne Jones, Mayor of the City of Boulder, CO

Antonio Martinez, Mayor of Brownsville, TX

Byron W. Brown, Mayor of Buffalo, NY

Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager of Cambridge, MA

Lydia E. Lavelle, Mayor of the Town of Carrboro, NC

James Diossa, Mayor of Central Falls, RI

Pam Hemminger, Mayor of Chapel Hill, NC

Andy Berke, Mayor of Chattanooga, TN

Thomas G. Ambrosino, City Manager of Chelsea, MA

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, IL

Mary Casillas Salas, Mayor of Chula Vista, CA

Andrew J. Ginther, Mayor of Columbus, OH

Biff Traber, Mayor of Corvallis, OR

Michael S. Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas, TX

Clay Lewis Jenkins, County Judge of Dallas County, TX

Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, OH

Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver, CO

Rick Sowers, Mayor of Dodge City, KS

Riley H Rogers, Mayor of Dolton, IL

Mark S. Meadows, Mayor of East Lansing, MI

Veronica Escobar, County Judge of El Paso County, TX

Acquanetta Warren, Mayor of Fontana, CA

Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, IN

Domenick Stampone, Mayor of Haledon Borough, NJ

Luke Bronin, Mayor of Hartford, CT

Nancy Rotering, Mayor of Highland Park, IL

Alex Morse, Mayor of Holyoke, MA

Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, TX

Stephen T. Williams, Mayor of Huntington, WV

Chokwe A. Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, MS

Steven M. Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, NJ

Mark Holland, Mayor of Kansas City, KS

Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City, MO

Madeline Rogero, Mayor of Knoxville, TN

Virg Bernero, Mayor of Lansing, MI

Mark Stodola, Mayor of Little Rock, AR

Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, CA

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, CA

Paul R. Soglin, Mayor of Madison, WI

Judy Arnold, President of Marin County Board of Supervisors, CA

John Giles, Mayor of Mesa, AZ

Daniel T. Drew, Mayor of Middletown, CT

Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee, WI

Peggy A. West, County Supervisor of Milwaukee County, WI

Wayne M. Messam, Mayor of Miramar, FL

Ike Leggett, County Executive of Montgomery County, MD

Megan Barry, Mayor of Nashville, TN

Toni N. Harp, Mayor of New Haven, CT

Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle, NY

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, NY

Alan L. Nagy, Mayor of Newark, CA

Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton, MA

Harry W. Rilling, Mayor of Norwalk, CT

Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, CA

Sue Higgins, Mayor of Oakley, CA

Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando, FL

Jose "Joey" Torres, Mayor of Paterson, NJ

Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia, PA

Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix, AZ

William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA

Adrian O. Mapp, Mayor of Plainfield, NJ

Liz Lempert, Mayor of Princeton, NJ

Jorge Elorza, Mayor of Providence, RI

Hillary Schieve, Mayor of Reno, NV

Tom Butt, Mayor of Richmond, CA

Lovely Warren, Mayor of Rochester, NY

Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento, CA

Dave Cortese, Board of Supervisors President of Santa Clara County, CA

Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, MN

Jackie Biskupski, Mayor of Salt Lake City, UT

Ron Nirenberg, Mayor of San Antonio, TX

Sylvia Ballin, Mayor of San Fernando, CA

Edwin M. Lee, Mayor of City and County of San Francisco, CA

Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose, CA

Pauline Russo Cutter, Mayor of San Leandro, CA

Javier M. Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, NM

Ted Winterer, Mayor of Santa Monica, CA

Edward B. Murray, Mayor of Seattle, WA

George Van Dusen, Mayor of Skokie, IL

Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville, MA

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, IN

Lyda Krewson, Mayor of St. Louis, MO

Elizabeth A. Goreham, Mayor of State College Borough, PA

Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, NY

Marilyn Strickland, Mayor of Tacoma, WA

Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee, FL

Sarah Eckhardt, County Judge of Travis County, TX

Eric E. Jackson, Mayor of Trenton/Mercer County, NJ

Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson, AZ

Brian P. Stack, Mayor of Union City, NJ

Richard G. Carlston, Mayor of Walnut Creek, CA

Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC

John Heilman, Mayor of West Hollywood, CA

Don Saylor, County Supervisor of Yolo County, CA

Jim Provenza, County Supervisor of Yolo County, CA

Mike Spano, Mayor of the City of Yonkers, NY