Courtesy: Creative Commons

Courtesy: Creative Commons

By Ciara Speller 1/18/2017
It was a day for the nation’s mayors to have their say.  The theme was Making A Change For All.  They came to Washington, D.C. for their annual 2-day Winter Meeting to discuss troubling issues confronting their cities.

Topics included the Affordable Care Act, elevating the gender wage gap, childhood obesity prevention, and bipartisan immigration efforts.

Mayors Martin Walsh from Boston and Bill de Blasio from New York opened the floor for conversation with other Mayors and concerned citizens during a joint meeting on resolving healthcare and rebuilding communities.

During a later press conference, Mayor Richard Thomas from Mt. Vernon, NY stressed the importance of having affordable healthcare readily available for all through his own personal experience.

“My story is the story of many young Americans who depending on how they grew up or where they grew up, didn’t have access to a doctor or a dentist until they reached college age,” said Thomas.

A handful of Mayors ended the day by inviting community members to participate in making change for the country on National Mayors Day of Action. The service day will kick off on February 22. They will continue to meet tomorrow.

 

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