Readout of Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff's Roundtable at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 91st Meeting
Today, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff met with bipartisan mayors at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 91st Meeting to discuss joint efforts to counter antisemitism and hate. During the roundtable, the Second Gentleman emphasized the importance of working together to broaden awareness and understanding of antisemitism in communities. He also highlighted the Administration's commitment to work with mayors and local leaders to improve safety and security for Jewish communities.
Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Steve Benjamin also attended the roundtable. Director Benjamin thanked the mayors for the work that they are doing to combat hate, extremism, and bigotry across the nation. He encouraged the mayors to continue building cross-community solidarity and taking collective action to counter hate of all kinds.
Last month, the Biden-Harris Administration released the first-ever U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism. The strategy outlines a whole-of-society approach to prevent and combat antisemitism, strengthen our democracy, and protect religious freedom. The strategy can be found here.
Mayors participating in today's roundtable included:
Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany, NY (D)
Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, Burnsville, MN (R)
Mayor Andy Ginther, Columbus, OH (D)
Mayor Christina Muryn, Findlay, OH (R)
Mayor David Holt, Oklahoma City, OK (R)
Mayor Levar Stoney, Richmond, VA (D)
Mayor Bryan Barnett, Rochester Hills, MI (R)
Mayor Ron Nirenberg, San Antonio, TX (I)
Mayor Victoria Woodards, Tacoma, WA (D)
Mayor Jane Castor, Tampa, FL (D)
Doug Emhoff, Readout of Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff's Roundtable at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 91st Meeting Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/363084