Press Releases

National Urban League Calls on Congress to Reject Trump Administration's Budget Proposal and Draft Common-Sense Fiscal Plan

WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement today calling on Congress to reject the Trump Administration's FY 2018 federal budget and draft a common-sense fiscal plan:

"By any standard, President Trump's FY 2018 budget proposal falls severely short of his promise to 'Make America Great Again.' The federal budget is a reflection of a president's priorities. Based on this proposal, millions of Americans still struggling to recover from the last economic recession will continue to be left behind.

The Congressional Caucus on Multicultural Media Announces Inaugural Media Summit in Conjunction with the National Urban League

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2017) – The Congressional Caucus on Multicultural Media announced today it will host its inaugural media summit in Washington, D.C in conjunction with the National Urban League. The summit will take place tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, 2017. The Multicultural Media Caucus is chaired by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and focuses on increasing diversity in media.

National Urban League Statement on Department of Justice New Regressive Charging and Sentencing Policy

WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement on Attorney General Jefferson Sessions' announcement to reverse the Department of Justice’s Smart on Crime Initiative:

Urban League Urges FHFA Director Watt to Protect Housing Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2017) – Today, the National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement regarding Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt’s testimony to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on the sustainability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac:

New White House Commission on "Election Integrity” Is Simply a Cover for Voter Suppression and Discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC (May 12, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, issued the following statement today on President Trump’s executive order creating a Commission on Election Integrity:

Conference Room Dedications at the National Urban League Washington Bureau

Watch the National Urban League Washington Bureau hosts a dedication of its conference room to Cernoria Johnson and Alma & Ron Brown.

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National Urban League Applauds Hire of Hazeen Ashby to U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

WASHINGTON D.C. (April 20, 2017) – Today, National Urban League Washington Bureau Executive Director Don Cravins, Jr. released the following statement applauding the hire of former staff member Ms. Hazeen Ashby as Senior Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology, Minority Staff:
 

National Urban League Recognizes National Minority Health Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, DC (April 5, 2017) - Today, National Urban League Washington Bureau Executive Director and Vice President for Policy, Don Cravins, Jr. released the following statement in recognition of National Minority Health Awareness Month:

“For far too long, health disparities have persisted in the African American community, often placing an enormous emotional and financial burden on African American families across the country.  

Civil Rights Groups Discuss Legislative and Policy Agenda with Senate Democratic Leader: Share Their Opposition to Gorsuch, ACA Repeal and Budget Cuts

WASHINGTON, DC (March 22, 2017) – This afternoon, civil rights leaders met with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer to discuss key policy issues and express their shared opposition to the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the ACA repeal bill, and the Administration’s economic agenda.

National Urban League President Marc H. Morial Calls Skinny Budget “A Jobs and Dreams Killer”

WASHINGTON, DC (March 16, 2017) – Today, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial released the following statement after the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced their 2018 blueprint “skinny” budget: 

“This budget is a jobs and dreams killer.  Federal budgets are policy statements about the direction our leaders wish to take for our nation.  It is therefore jarring to see a budget proposal that is so spectacularly devoid of practicality and consideration for the average American.  

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