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Aug 31 2016

National Urban League Statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s Supplement-not-Supplant Rule

WASHINGTON, DC (August 31, 2016) - Today, Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s Supplement-not-Supplant Rule:   “In 1965, Congress passed the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act to provide... Read
Jul 29 2016

National Urban League: North Carolina's "Monster Law" Heads to the Dustbin of History

NEW YORK (July 29, 2016) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial  today issued the following statement after a federal court's invalidation of North Carolina's discriminatory "monster" voter ID law:   "Thanks to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, voters of... Read
Jul 20 2016

National Urban League Applauds Resounding Defeat of Texas Voter ID Law by 5th Circuit Court

WASHINGTON, DC (July 20, 2016) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement after a federal court ruled struck down Texas’ discriminatory voter ID law: “Today, we celebrate a big win for voting rights in the state of Texas, where the 5th U.S. Circuit... Read


Oct 31 2013

National Urban League Thanks FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for Her Work as Acting Chairwoman; Congratulates Incoming Chairman Thomas Wheeler on His Confirmation

The National Urban League issued a statement today thanking FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for her work as Acting Chairwoman and congratulating incoming Chairman Thomas Wheeler on his confirmation.
Oct 06 2013

Urban League Affiliates Become Important Link to Affordable Care Act

The political wrangling over the Affordable Care Act reached new levels last week with the House of Representatives trying in vain to defund or delay the implementation of the new law, the Health Insurance Exchanges that will enable millions of individuals to have access to quality, affordable... Read
Sep 17 2013

Analysis of "Stand Your Ground Laws" FInds increase in Gun Deaths, Justifiable Homicide

Analysis of Stand Your Ground Laws Shows Rise in Overall Homicides An analysis of "Stand Your Ground Laws" released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the National Urban League and VoteVets finds a staggering increase in homicides—both justifiable and overall--since these laws were enacted.  The... 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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