Vice President, Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives
Office Phone:(202) 898-1604
Cara Morris is the Vice President of Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives. As Vice President, Mrs. Morris serves in a dual capacity for both the National Urban League’s Washington, D.C. and New York headquarters. Mrs. Morris serves as a liaison between the Urban League’s affiliate movement and advocacy partners focused on advancing the National Urban League’s Empowerment Goals in areas of Education, Health, Housing and Jobs.
Additionally Cara leads the Urban League Movement’s grass-tops and grassroots advocacy efforts through the Congressional Advocacy Program of which she assisted with creating and helped to implement. Cara concurrently also established and directs the strategic long-term goals, policies and procedures for Urban League’s online presence under the direction of the SVP for Strategy, Innovation and Technology.
Mrs. Morris is the Bureau’s former Senior Director of Operations and Chief of Staff. Prior to joining the National Urban League, Mrs. Morris worked for a former Democratic Member of Congress who served as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. She managed the operations of the Congressman’s DC and District offices, as well as served as one of his legislative policy aides focusing on the issue areas of: small business, foreign affairs, arts and humanities, environment, telecommunications, and housing. Prior to this, she spent several months working in the External Relations and Energy/National Security divisions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.
A native of Colorado, Mrs. Morris is an avid athlete and was a member of the National Urban League’s Emerging Leaders Council Class of 2011. She holds degrees in both Sociology and Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She and her husband, Robert, currently reside in Maryland with their two labradors.