3rd Annual Urban Ideas Forum - A Temperature Check: What do the Midterm Elections Mean for African-Americans and other People of Color?

November 05 2014

Contact:  Courtney O’Neal | coneal@nul.org | (202) 629-5754
        
** MEDIA ALERT **

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE TO HOST 3RD ANNUAL URBAN IDEAS FORUM
A TEMPERATURE CHECK: WHAT DO THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS MEAN FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR?

WHAT:    In the immediate aftermath of the 2014 Elections, the National Urban League and the Urban Solutions Council will explore the impact of election results as we seek to address some of urban America’s pressing challenges. The National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization, will bring together a distinguished group of thought leaders, advocates and strategists to explore what 2015 holds for communities of color.  Even as the national economy has seen 3.5 % growth, the African American and Hispanic unemployment rates still hover near double the national average (11 percent and 6.9 percent), homeownership remains below 50% for African Americans and Hispanics, and – despite tremendous progress under the Affordable Care Act – 16.1 percent of African Americans and 16.5 percent of Hispanics are still uninsured.  Join us for a discussion of #NULIdeas to promote growth in Urban America.

WHO:    Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Cornell Belcher, Pollster and Democratic strategist
Karen Finney, Democratic Strategist & Political Commentator, MSNBC
Roland Martin, Host and managing editor of TV One's NewsOne Now
Mike Green, Co-Founder & Partner, ScaleUp Partners LLC
Chanelle Hardy Esq., Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director, National Urban League Washington Bureau
Nilka Thomas, Senior Manager of Global Diversity and Talent Inclusion Programs, Google

2014 Midterm Election Overview:
*Cornell Belcher, Pollster and Democratic strategist

Panelists:
*Frank Nothaft, Vice President & Chief Economist, Freddie Mac
*Anton Gunn, Fmr. Director of External Affairs in the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA), Department of Health and Human Services;  Resident Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
* Nilka Thomas, Senior Manager of Global Diversity and Talent Inclusion Programs, Google

WHEN:     Wednesday November 5, 8:30 – 2:30pm

WHERE:    The Howard Theater, 620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001