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Jan 11 2017

Civil Rights Leaders Meet with Top Senate Democrat

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 11, 2017) – Late yesterday, leaders of the nation’s foremost civil rights organizations--the National Urban League, the National Action Network, the NAACP, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil... Read
Jan 10 2017

Assessing President Obama's Impact & Legacy

  OBAMA SCORECARD Throughout our history, the National Urban League has taken seriously our responsibility to                  hold the President of the United States accountable to the needs of urban America and communities of color. As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office on January... Read
Jan 09 2017

National Urban League Calls On Senate Judiciary Committee to Reject Nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

WASHINGTON, DC (January 9, 2017)  Today, National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, released the following letter to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urging them to reject the nomination of Senator Jefferson Sessions as the next Attorney General of the United States:... Read


Mar 26 2014

New Website Offers Resources to Help Pay for Healthcare

New online tool educates consumers about financial help available under ACA: Spread the Word!   ·         Do you know that millions of Americans can get financial help to pay for their health insurance, but most don’t know it?
Mar 13 2014

National Urban League Supports Bi-Partisan Work on Housing Reform; Concerned About Barriers to Fair and Equitable Housing Finance

The National Urban League issued the following statement in response to the release by the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs of a bipartisan agreement to overhaul the housing finance system.
Mar 11 2014

One Nation Underemployed: Raise the Minimum Wage

Imagine working 40 hours a week, but still worrying about putting food on the table - or having to choose between paying your housing bill or your heating bill. Imagine working 40 hours a week and barely making enough to live, let alone save or plan for the future. Imagine working full-time and... 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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