Press Releases

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.  

National Urban League Applauds Raphael Bostic on Becoming First African American to Serve as a Federal Reserve Regional Bank President

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2017) -- Today, the National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial congratulated Raphael Bostic for being selected as the President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, making him the first African American and person of color to assume this important role.

ADVISORY: Civil Rights Leaders to Meet with Attorney General Sessions to Set Forth Agenda, Condemn Civil Rights Rollbacks

In-Person Media Availability Outside Department of Justice Following Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC (March 6, 2017) – Six national civil rights leaders will meet Tuesday, March 7 with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to outline their civil rights enforcement agenda for the Department of Justice and to express grave concern for several troubling actions by the Department of Justice and the Trump administration.

National Urban League Applauds Minority Leader Schumer on Commitment to Implement the Rooney Rule in Staff Hiring

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 3, 2017) -- Today, the National Urban League applauded Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for introducing rules that prioritize diverse Senate staff hiring after years of urging the U.S. Congress to adopt the same standards of diversity it requires of private corporations.

National Urban League Statement on President Trump’s Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2017) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial released the following statement on President Trump’s address to Congress:
 
“Last night’s speech was long on rhetoric, but severely short on specifics.  Forty days into the Trump Administration and Americans are no clearer on the president’s plan to create jobs, invest in infrastructure, improve the Affordable Care Act, better our public education system, or any other direct initiative that would economically benefit and stabilize black and brown communities.  

National Urban League Delivers Resumes of Qualified African Americans to Senate While Calling for Increased Staff Diversity

WASHINGTON, DC (February 13, 2017) – The National Urban League Washington Bureau today delivered resumes of qualified African Americans ready to assume senior positions as Chiefs of Staff, Legislative Directors, and Communications Directors to Senate Leaders and Members representing states with a high percentage of minority residents.  

National Urban League Statement on the Confirmation of Senator Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2017) – Today, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial released the following statement on the confirmation of Senator Jefferson Sessions for U.S. Attorney General:

National Urban League on Betsy DeVos Senate Confirmation Vote

WASHINGTON, DC (February 7, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial released the following statement today on the Senate’s confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:

National Urban League Washington Bureau Executive Director Don Cravins Observes Black History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 1, 2017) -- Today, National Urban League’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau, Don Cravins, Jr., released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month: 

“Each February, during Black History Month, we celebrate the enormous historical contributions that African Americans have made to American life and culture. This month not only serves as an opportunity to celebrate our innovations and progress, but also to reflect on the struggles we’ve endured.

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