Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 4/6/2020
Join DMO and AFSCME this Wednesday at 4pm ET / 1pm PT (202-871-0096) to discuss upcoming legislation that can help cities deal with COVID-19. Read AFSCME’s policy suggestions.
- Are the other Democrats on your council members of DMO? Make sure your peers sign up at NationalDMO.org/join to get connected to Democratic Party resources before the Convention.
- Shortages of COVID-19 Emergency Equipment in U.S. Cities – A Survey of the Nation’s Mayors
- Social Distancing To Fight the Coronavirus Saves Lives and Preserves the U.S. Economy – Ending social distancing policies before COVID has run its course will do more damage to local economies than a short term loss of business under quarantine.
Ideas for Cities
News for Democrats
- Underfunded, understaffed and under siege: Unemployment offices nationwide are struggling to do their jobs
Pic of the Week
Don’t be the mayor from Jaws. The weather is getting nicer, but to flatten the curve we need to keep the beaches (and other non-essential spaces) closed.