Aug 12 2017

National Urban League Statement on White Supremacy Demonstration in Charlottesville

NEW YORK (August 12, 2017) National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement on the violence in Charlottesville, VA:
Aug 02 2017

National Urban League Statement on Justice Department Intent to Undo Affirmative Action in College Admissions

WASHINGTON, DC (August 2, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to reports that the U.S. Department of Justice, under the direction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, intends to challenge the application of affirmative action in... Read
Jun 28 2017

National Urban League Supports New Senate Bill to Create Incentives to Reduce Mass Incarceration

Washington, DC (June 28, 2017) – Lawmakers introduced a bill today that would use the power of the purse to reduce incarceration and crime at the same time. The legislation attempts to counter archaic “tough-on-crime” policies coming from the Attorney General. The Reverse Mass Incarceration Act of... Read

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Apr 24 2015

Historic Confirmation of A.G. Lynch Coincides with Need to Address Civil Rights Concerns

Historic Confirmation of A.G. Lynch Coincides with Need to Address Civil Rights Concerns NEW YORK (April 23, 2015) -- Calling Loretta Lynch “the most qualified person ever to hold the post,” the President and CEO of the National Urban League said he is confident the U.S. Attorney General can lead... Read
Aug 15 2014

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Demonstrations and Protest

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Demonstrations and Protest   The ACLU has provided guidelines for Americans to use in exercising your 1st Amendment right to free speech in the form of demonstrations and protests. Along with these guidelines are recommedations for what to do when encountering law enforcement. See... Read
Aug 15 2014

Congress Finds Common Ground in Calls to De-Militarize Police

In a Congress that has seen few instances of bi-partisanship in recent years, the shooting of Michael Brown—specifically, the overly militaristic response including the image of armored vehicles, high-powered assault rifles and tear gas canisters being lobbed at reporters—has lawmakers from both... Read

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