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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
Jun 23 2016

National Urban League Comments on U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Release of Joint Guidance on Foster Youth

WASHINGTON, DC (June 23, 2016) The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released guidance to states, school districts and child welfare agencies on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting children in foster care.... Read
Jun 23 2016

Diversity in Colleges and Universities Essential to Expanding Opportunity

NEW YORK, NY (June 23, 2016) – In response to the US Supreme Court's ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, upholding fair access to higher education, National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today reiterated the League's strong support for affirmative action.


Sep 11 2013

Statement on NAACP President Benjamin Jealous by the Co-Organizers of the African-American Leaders Convening

Statement of the African-America Leaders Convening on Ben Jealous' announcement that he would step down as NAACP President at year's end:
Aug 06 2013

Key Provisions of the Urban Jobs Act Found in Just-Passed Workforce Investment Act of 2013

On July 31, 2013, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions passed S.1356, the Workforce Investment Act of 2013, which provides vital resources that will enable Urban League affiliates that operate Urban Youth Empowerment programs to expand their capacity to reach and address... 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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