Press Releases

National Urban League President on Federal Court DACA Ruling: It’s Congress’ Turn to Act

WASHINGTON, DC (January 10, 2018) – National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, issued the following statement on the San Francisco Federal Court’s decision to block the Trump Administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, commonly known as DACA: 
 
“A Federal Judge in San Francisco has confirmed what we long knew, that the efforts of this Administration to terminate the promise our country made to more than 800,000 immigrants who came here as children, is wrong.
 

UnidosUS and National Urban League Oppose Nomination of Kenneth Marcus to Lead U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, DC (January 10, 2018) -- UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) and the National Urban League joined today in opposing the nomination of Kenneth L. Marcus as the next Assistant Secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education. The groups noted his troubling record with regard to enforcing the rights of immigrant students and English learners, and past attempts to undermine critical policies aimed at remedying racial discrimination, including affirmative action.

National Urban League Calls Final Passage of Majority Tax Bill A Broken Promise

WASHINGTON, DC (December 20, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, issued the following statement on the final passage of the House and Senate tax bill in both chambers today:  

“The Congressional majority has once again blatantly ignored the needs of hardworking middle and low income Americans by passing a tax bill that will ultimately undermine and in many cases cripple their financial security.

National Urban League Statement on FCC Repealing Net Neutrality Protections

WASHINGTON, DC (December 14, 2017) – Today, National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) reversal of net neutrality rules: 

National Urban League President on Passage of Sham Tax Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (December 2, 2017) Tonight, National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, released the following statement expressing opposition to the Senate's passage of the so-called "tax reform" bill:

"Despite widespread opposition and public outcry, tonight the U.S. Senate passed a dangerous tax package that directly undermines the economic advancement of low- and middle-income Americans through cuts to key programs and services.

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:

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