Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 6/1/2020
Join Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Giffords group for a discussion on gun violence prevention during the DMO Policy Council call, Wednesday at 3pm ET / 12pm PT. Email Nils.Robbins@NationalDMO.org for dial in details.
The right to running water in DMO’s Water Security Campaign has been added to the HEROES Act, but only for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Call your representatives to demand permanent federal funding for water security.
- We have a presumptive nominee, but primary season isn’t over yet. Help DMO Get Out The Vote on June 2nd and build momentum for November 3rd.
- Homeserve – Addressing New Challenges from COVID-19
Ideas for Cities
- Can science offer police a better way to handle protests? – When police show up to facilitate a safe protest, it protects police and demonstraters alike.
News for Democrats
- How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change – By former President Barack Obama
- As rage over killings of black Americans sweeps nation, DOJ has all but abandoned broad police investigations
Pic of the Week
Trump had police attack peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets after calling on city officials to imitate his brutality.