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Congressional Tri-Caucus Introduces 2016 Health Equity and Accountability Act with Support of National Urban League and HEAA Coalition

WASHINGTON, DC (June 15, 2016) Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) introduced the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) of 2016 with the National Urban League leading the HEAA...

ADVISORY: Congressional Tri-Caucus to Introduce 2016 Health Equity and Accountability Act

WASHINGTON, DC (June 15, 2016) Introduction of the 2016 Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA), a comprehensive, broadly-supported legislation to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care access and outcomes. Opening remarks on HEAA will be followed by a policy briefing detailing key aspects of the legislation.

 

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT MARC MORIAL SAYS PROPOSED RULE FOR SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY IS A NECESSARY STEP TO UPHOLDING CIVIL RIGHTS PROTECTIONS IN EDUCATION

Washington, DC (May 27, 2016) – National Urban League President Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education proposed accountability guidelines for states to consider as they work to implement the Every Student Succeed Act:

VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TO SPEAK AT NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE 13TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE POLICY CONFERENCE

WASHINGTON, DC (May 2, 2016) The National Urban League is proud to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Thursday, May 19, at its 13th Annual Legislative Policy Conference themed, “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs and Justice.”

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES VIRIGINA GOVERNOR ON VOTING RIGHTS ACTION

NEW YORK (April 22, 2016) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today commended Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his move to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT: HARRIET TUBMAN DECISION IS “MAJOR DEVELOPMENT”

NEW YORK (April 20, 2016) – National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today called the U.S. Treasury’s move to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill a milestone for racial reconciliation.

National Urban League Washington Bureau Announces Staff Additions and Changes

WASHINGTON, DC (April 13, 2016) – Don Cravins, Executive Director of the National Urban League Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President of Policy, today announced two new additions to the staff.

National Urban League Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in Voting Rights Case

Washington, DC (April 4, 2016) -- National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 8-0 decision in Evenwel v. Abbott to uphold that a state or locality may continue to draw its legislative districts based on total population:

National Urban League President Marc H. Morial Applauds FCC Vote to Reform and Expand Lifeline

WASHINGTON, DC (April 1, 2016) – National Urban League President Marc H. Morial issued the following statement today regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to reform and modernize Lifeline, a program that has made telephone service affordable to low-income Americans since 1985:

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE TO U.N.: STOP UNAUTHORIZED USE OF TRADEMARKED LOGO

NEW YORK (March 29, 2016) --  The National Urban League has asked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to intervene in the U.N.’s ongoing illegal and unauthorized use of the National Urban League’s trademarked logo.

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