U.S. Conference of Mayors issues Mayors for Peace Recruitment Appeal

August 11, 2011

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has for the first time sent a recruitment letter on behalf of Mayors for Peace to its full membership of nearly 1,200 mayors of cities with populations over 30,000. The letter, on USCM letterhead, was signed by Mayor Donald Plusquellic of Akron Ohio, a Mayors for Peace Vice-President and USCM Past President, Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland California, new Chair of the USCM International Affairs Committee, and 13 additional Mayors for Peace members from across the country. The letter was sent on July 29, as part of the international Mayors for Peace drive to reach 5,000 members. As of August 1, U.S. membership had reached 177 cities in 38 states. The Mayors for Peace recruitment letter implemented one commitment made in the groundbreaking resolution in support of Mayors for Peace and its objectives, unanimously adopted by the USCM at its annual meeting in June. We hope this USCM initiative will inspire additional national mayoral associations to issue similar recruitment letters.

>Full text of the USCM Mayors for Peace recruitment letter
>Full text of the USCM resolution in support of Mayors for Peace