Friday, August 18, 2017

Mayor Strickland Joins Coalition of Mayors Vowing to End Bigotry, Extremism in Their Cities

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced Friday that he is joining a coalition of more than 200 mayors nationwide who are committed to combatting hate, bigotry, and extremism.

The bipartisan coalition of mayors all signed the Mayor's Compact, which was launched by the Anti-Defamation League and the US Conference of Mayors in the face of recent divisive events like those in Charlottesville last week.

The goal of the compact is to promote the fundamental principles of justice and equality in the respective cities of the close to 250 mayors, according to the campaign's website.

By signing the compact, Mayor Strickland and other mayors have agreed to take actions to make their cities safer and more inclusive.

Mayor Strickland Tweeted about his joining the coalition, expressing that hate nor bigotry has a place in the city of Memphis. 
Other signatories include the mayors of New Orleans; Columbia, South Carolina; and Phoenix.

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