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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
Jun 07 2017

National Urban League Calls on the House to Reject the Financial Choice Act

WASHINGTON, DC (June 7, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial publicly released a letter sent to the entire U.S. House of Representatives this morning calling on them to reject the Financial Choice Act. If passed this bill would upend important reforms enacted after the... Read


Sep 06 2014

National Urban League Applauds Department of Education's Proposed Rule on Underwriting Standards for Student Loans

In a letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial commended the Department's revised regulation on underwriting standards for student loans. In the letter, Morial said the revised rule--which incorporates recommendations made by the Urban... Read
Aug 26 2014

#Mama I Made It Town Hall Forum Explores Challenges for Black College Students

  While barriers to college access have largely disappeared for African Americans, a recent report from the National Urban League, From Access to Completion:  A Seamless Path to College Graduation for African Americans, underscores the unique profile of the typical African American college student... Read
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


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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