City of Chester Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C.- Hon. Mayor John A. Linder attended the National Press Club, ‘Cities United’ presentation given by Mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, PA, and Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, LA, concerning the national epidemic of gun violence specifically concentrated inside urban areas. The United States Conference of Mayors Staff, youth violence prevention network mentors and organizations, several regional community leaders, and Press Club membership were guests of Cities United, “a National League of Cities sponsored partnership “to eliminate violence- related deaths of African-American males”. Through the leadership of Mayors Nutter and Landrieu, the organization aims to acquire research data on violence related deaths, assist member mayors in gaining federal and state agency support, connect local officials to enact best practices with other participant cities, encourage accountability strategies, coordinate assessment meetings, and orchestrate an annual “Youth Committed to Eliminating Violence” summit. Further information about the Cities United partnership is available at www.NLC.org.