Mayors gather in Birmingham to speak out against bias, bigotry and poverty

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — At the very place where the color of a person’s skin came under violent attack, mayors from around the nation unveiled a plan to end racism and promote equality.

Inside the 16th Street Baptist Church, the U.S. Conference of Mayors spoke out against bias, bigotry and poverty on Thursday. They also spoke about educating the next generation.

“Access to a great education, access to the job market and retraining programs, access for those who are reentering civil society and have been locked up or locked out in trying to get back in. All of those issues still need to be addressed here in the greatest nation in the world,” said Michael Nutter, the Mayor of Philadelphia.

Increased access to child care and transportation are also part of the plan of action, which can be found by clicking here.

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