The White House is urging municipalities to use funds from the President Joe Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package to invest in law enforcement to fight gun crime and violence.
“We recognize that the rise in violent crime over the past 18 months has been a complex and multi-dimensional challenge for communities across the country, and that it requires a comprehensive response,” a memo said. written by senior White House officials Susan Rice, Gene Sperling, and said Julie Rodriguez.
It continues, “And we know that municipalities and states need a strong partner with the federal government to end that. So we’re excited to see communities already moving to use Rescue Plan funding. to strengthen public safety. ”
The memo lists cities that are currently using funds to improve public safety, including Tucson, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Kansas City, and Syracuse.
While POTUS is hosting a group of mayors today, the White House continues to urge municipalities to use their share of COVID-19 funds to save local law enforcement. A new memo came out @AmbassadorRice, @ GeneSperling46 and @ JulieCR46 details town that did that. pic.twitter.com/vVF5HTNFbN
– Joey Garrison (@joeygarrison) July 12, 2021
“At the heart of the President’s plan is collaboration with cities and states, equipping local leaders with historic levels of federal funding and a variety of tools to address many aspects of the gun violence challenge,” he said. the memo read. – READ MORE
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