I was proud to join municipal leaders across the country last week in advocating for two important causes:

First, more than 160 cities are asking the Supreme Court to make sure taxpayer-funded foster care agencies don’t discriminate against LGBTQ couples.  The principles of this case extend beyond foster care, because an adverse ruling could enable discrimination across a wide range of taxpayer-funded services, including food banks, homeless shelters, and disaster relief services.  No one should worry about being turned away from crucial services because of who they are and who they love.

Second, mayors are demanding that the federal government properly fund the United State Postal Service, so that there is no disruption or impediment to mail-in voting.  In the midst of a pandemic and with our democracy in the balance, ensuring that all of us can cast our ballots safely — fully confident that our votes will be counted — is of urgent importance.