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U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to Address the National Press Club

2008-08-01 16:48:00


    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /EMWNews/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors

President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz will address the National Press Club in

Washington, D.C. on Monday, August 4th to challenge the next Presidential

Administration to invest in solutions to the growing problems that threaten

America's cities and metropolitan areas -- the economic engines of the

nation, accounting for 86 percent of the Gross Domestic Product.

    Mayor Diaz, the newly-elected President of the mayors' organization

believes, "National problems demand national investments."

    Diaz will also highlight the launch of a series of Mayors '08 Action

Forums, a national effort in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago

and Miami, where mayors will meet in each location to forge an action

agenda for cities to be presented to the next President of the United

States during the critical first 100 days of the new administration. Diaz

has referred to this national effort as the "third campaign" of the

political season.

    Beginning in Philadelphia on August 6 and ending in Miami on October 2,

the Action Forums will focus on areas that mayors believe are in need of

significant national investment:

    Philadelphia - Crime & Public Safety (August 6)

    New York - Infrastructure (August 14)

    Los Angeles - Poverty (September)

    Chicago - Arts (TBD)

    Miami - Environment (October 2)


    Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, U.S. Conference of Mayors President

    Tom Cochran, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director




    Monday, August 4th at 12:30 p.m.


    National Press Club

    529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor

    Washington, DC 20045

    CONTACT: Elena Temple, +1-202-861-6719,, or Carlos

Vogel, +1-202-257-9797,, both of the U.S. Conference of


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