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May 24 2017

The Congressional Caucus on Multicultural Media Announces Inaugural Media Summit in Conjunction with the National Urban League

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2017) – The Congressional Caucus on Multicultural Media announced today it will host its inaugural media summit in Washington, D.C in conjunction with the National Urban League. The summit will take place tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, 2017. The Multicultural Media Caucus... Read
May 24 2017

National Urban League Calls on Congress to Reject Trump Administration's Budget Proposal and Draft Common-Sense Fiscal Plan

WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement today calling on Congress to reject the Trump Administration's FY 2018 federal budget and draft a common-sense fiscal plan: "By any standard, President Trump's FY 2018 budget... Read
May 15 2017

National Urban League Statement on Department of Justice New Regressive Charging and Sentencing Policy

WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement on Attorney General Jefferson Sessions' announcement to reverse the Department of Justice’s Smart on Crime Initiative:


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
Aug 12 2014

Justice for Victims of POLICE MISCONDUCT!

National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement on the death of Michael Brown and the unrest in the city of Ferguson, Missouri. “Today, we join the family of Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri in grieving the senseless death of this promising young man.   ... Read


Washington Update Special LPC Edition - April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017



Special Edition of Washington Update

It is our sincere honor and pleasure to welcome you to the State of Black America Summit featuring the 14th Annual National Urban League Legislative Policy Conference (LPC).  Our Legislative Policy Conference is usually a time where our affiliate presidents, young professionals and Guild members receive congressional and Administration updates, and meet with their federal elected officials.  However, this year will be a little different.

Top 3 Things You Need to Know - March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017




Top 3 Things You Need to Know - February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017



Top 3 Things You Need to Know - January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017



Washington Update

Top 3 Things You Need to Know - December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016
Staff Diversity in the Senate Matters 

Top 3 Things You Need to Know - November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016



Election Outcome and Civil Rights Response

Top 3 Things You Need to Know - October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016


Racial Bias Has Made Its Way to the Supreme Court

Top News You Need to Know - September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016



Top 5 Things You Need to Know - August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016




August is Congressional Recess

The United States Congress is in recess during the month of August.  This means that members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate are working in their respective districts. The Washington Bureau urges affiliate CEOs and Young Professionals to use this time to meet with Members of Congress about issues of concern.  Should you need tips or help on how to schedule meetings with your elected officials, please contact the Washington Bureau.

Top 5 News You Can Use - July12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016



National Urban League 10-Point Justice Plan

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