Health Care Voter hosted the latest in its extended town hall series “Our Lives on the Line: The Hardest Hit” featuring four mayors from across the country. The discussion focused on some of the cities left behind by the Trump administration’s haphazard response to the coronavirus pandemic. Led by former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, and Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, the town hall discussion raised serious concerns about protecting the health and safety of the public without support from the federal government.
The mayors’ concerns included inconsistent leadership from the Trump administration, a lack of federal funding to support increased testing, and the need for clearer, data-backed guidelines for how to keep their residents safe. They also stressed that despite reopening efforts, the crisis is far from over and communities will need robust, ongoing support from the White House and Congress as the country continues to navigate the pandemic.