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July 3, 2018 > Mayor advocates for public safety and reversing family separation policies

Mayor advocates for public safety and reversing family separation policies

Submitted By City of Union City

Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci attended the 86th annual U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston last month (June) where she visited with mayors from across the country and engaged with them on a range of emerging political issues.

At the meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Major Cities Chiefs Association met together to discuss a range of public safety issues. A key topic of discussion was around strategies to prevent gun violence. A few of these strategies included adopting universal background checks for all gun sales, supporting ?Red Flag? legislation and regulations to preclude gun purchases by those with histories of violent behavior, and banning ?bump-stock? devices that replicate fully automatic weapons fire. Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci voted alongside the rest of the conference to pass a resolution advocating for stronger and more sensible gun policies.

In addition to gun violence prevention, considerable attention has been brought to the issue of separation of families at the Southern border. Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci voted to pass the resolution to reverse the Department of Homeland Security?s family separation policies. The mayor expressed firmly that separation of children from their families in this manner is inconsistent with American values.

Additionally, Mayor Dutra-Vernaci signed on with other U.S. cities to #WithRefugees to join them in welcoming and including refugees in their communities. Visit www.unhcr.org/refugeeday for more information.

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