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Nine National Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Oppose Tax Bill

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the National Urban League led the NAACP, National Action Network, League of United Latin American Citizens, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and UnidosUS in sending a letter to Congress urging them to oppose the so-called “tax reform” bill. The full letter follows.

November 29, 2017

Dear Members of Congress:

National Civil Rights Groups Back English As Lawful CFPB Acting Director

WASHINGTON, DC (November 27, 2017) - National civil rights groups are standing behind Leandra English, Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), as the lawful Acting Director of the Consumer Bureau. Acting Director English filed a federal lawsuit last night against the Trump Administration challenging the unlawful appointment of Mick Mulvaney as head of the CFPB.

National Urban League Statement on Trump Administration's Announcement to End TPS for 50,000 Haitian Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC (November 20, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's plan to deport 50,000 Haitian nationals:

"Once again, the Trump Administration has pulled the rug out from under law-abiding immigrants seeking refuge within America's borders by announcing the deportation of nearly 50,000 Haitian nationals.

Portman, Blumenthal Welcome National Urban League Endorsement of Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act

WASHINGTON, DC (October 19, 2017) — U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) welcomed the support of the National Urban League for the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693), bipartisan legislation to help trafficking survivors get the justice they deserve and hold accountable websites that knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking. They issued the following joint statement:

National Urban League Urges Senators to Oppose Budget Resolution, A Tax Cut Gravy Train for Wealthy Americans

WASHINGTON, DC (October 16, 2017) – Today, National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, released a letter to the full U.S. Senate, urging them to oppose the Senate’s FY 2018 Budget Resolution, better known as a tax cut gravy train for wealthy Americans. The complete letter follows and is attached.

Dear Senator:

National Urban League President Says New Executive Order Sabotages the ACA

WASHINGTON, DC (October 12, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, issued the following statement today on President Trump’s new executive order allowing groups to buy cheap, unregulated health insurance plans:

National Urban League President Calls on Congress to Put an End to ACA Repeal Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC (September 26, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, issued the following statement today on the Senate’s latest defeat to repeal the Affordable Care Act with the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill:

National Urban League Statement on 23rd Anniversary of 1994 Crime Act That Fueled the Mass Incarceration of African Americans and Latinos

National Urban League Statement on 23rd Anniversary of 1994 Crime Act That Fueled the Mass Incarceration of African Americans and Latinos

WASHINGTON, DC (September 13, 2017) – Today, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial released the following statement marking the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 Omnibus Crime Act:

National Urban League President Appointed to Serve on FCC Diversity and Digital Empowerment Committee

WASHINGTON, DC (September 11, 2017) – Today, the National Urban League announced President and CEO Marc H. Morial's appointment by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to serve on the FCC's Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment, which has been established to provide recommendations on how to empower disadvantaged communities.

National Urban League Statement on Trump Administration Rescinding DACA

WASHINGTON, DC (September 5, 2017) - National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the statement below following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump’s decision today to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:

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