This week: Mayors in 19 states call for urgent federal climate action

Aug 17, 2021

Nick Abraham,, 206-833-7021

Washington, D.C. — Underscoring the support of mayors around the country for the Build Back Better agenda, today, Tuesday, August 17 and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 18, 19 mayors from across the country will join 4 regional forums hosted by LCV state affiliates for a virtual discussion about the urgent need for Congress to pass a federal economic recovery package that centers climate, justice, and jobs.

Event details and RSVP links for the 4 regional events are below. These discussions are part of LCV and Climate Power’s Climate Action Now: Great American Build August tour with over 30 events across the country building support for federal climate action.


Tuesday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. ET

Midwest Mayors Virtual Panel

  • Mayor Jim Carruthers, Traverse City, MI
  • Mayor Jim Hovland, Edina, MN
  • Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Madison, WI
  • Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, Lincoln, NE
  • Mayor John Cranley, Cincinnati, OH
  • Moderator: Lisa Wozniak, Executive Director of Michigan League of Conservation Voters



Wednesday, August 18 11:00 a.m. ET

New England Mayors Virtual Panel

  • Mayor Anne Watson, Montpelier, VT
  • City Councilor Jesse Lederman, Springfield, MA
  • Former Mayor / Current City Councilor Sarah Nichols, Bangor, ME
  • Mayor Joyce Craig, Manchester, NH
  • Moderator: Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, Executive Director of Environmental League of Massachusetts


Wednesday, August 18 12:00 p.m. ET

Mid-Atlantic Mayors Virtual Panel

  • Mayor Gavin Buckley, Annapolis, MD
  • Mayor Paige Cognetti, Scranton, PA
  • Mayor Ravi Bhalla, Hoboken, NJ
  • Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany, NY
  • Moderator: Julie Tighe, President of New York League of Conservation Voters


Wednesday August 18 4:00 p.m. MT / 6:00 p.m. E

Mountain West Mayors Virtual Panel

  • Mayor Lauren McLean, Boise, ID
  • Mayor Jeni Arndt, Fort Collins, CO
  • Mayor Daniel Corona, West Wendover, NV
  • Mayor Victor Snover, Aztec, NM
  •  Mayor John Engen, Missoula, MT
  • Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix, AZ
  • Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City, UT 
  • Moderator: Rialin Flores, Executive Director for Conservation Voters of Idaho



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