Mayor Pugh pledges to fight bigotry, build tolerance in Baltimore

Posted at 7:36 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 23:17:48-04

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is one of 200 mayors nationwide to pledge to fight bigotry and build tolerance.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and The Anti-defamation League announced the joint plan to fight extremism and promote equality following the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead and dozens hurt.

Under the The 10 point plan, mayors commit “to vigorously speak out against all acts of hate; punish bias-motivated violence to the fullest extent of the law; encourage more anti-bias and anti-hate education in schools and police forces, using ADL experts and resources for both; encourage community activities that celebrate their population's cultural and ethnic diversity; and ensure civil rights laws are aggressively enforced and hate crimes laws are as strong as possible.”

Mayor Pugh is one of 18 city leaders in the Maryland, DC, Virginia and North Carolina to commit to the plan. So far, more than 200 mayors have pledged to carry out the plan across the country.

List of Signatories in Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina: 

Muriel Bowser, Washington, District of Columbia
Catherine E. Pugh, Baltimore, Maryland
Patrick L. Wojahn, College Park, Maryland
Candace B. Hollingsworth, Hyattsville, Maryland
Jacob R. Day, Salisbury, Maryland
Jeffrey Z. Slavin, Somerset, Maryland
Esther E. Manheimer, Asheville, North Carolina
Lydia Lavelle, Carrboro, North Carolina
Jennifer W. Roberts, Charlotte, North Carolina
William 'Bill' V. Bell, Durham, North Carolina
Nancy Barakat Vaughan, Greensboro, North Carolina
Miles Atkins, Mooresville, North Carolina
Nancy McFarlane, Raleigh, North Carolina
James Allen Joines, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Allison Silberberg, Alexandria, Virginia
Mike Signer, Charlottesville, Virginia
McKinley L. Price DDS, Newport News