Press Releases

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.

National Urban League President Marc Morial Urges Congress to Delay Vote on Sentencing and Prison Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, National Urban League (NUL) President Marc H. Morial publicly released a letter sent to Patti Saris, Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, expressing grave concerns with the Commission’s refusal to provide a comprehensive data analysis of the racial impact of the provisions of H.R. 3713 and S. 2123, the Sentencing Reform Acts, and calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to delay votes on both bills until the information is provided. 

National Urban League and Civil Rights Organizations Call to Suspend "Unlock the Box"

WASHINGTON, DC (March 21, 2016) – Today, the National Urban League joined nine other leading civil rights and telecommunications organizations in sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the Commission “pause” its “Unlock the Box” proceedings to conduct a disparity study and properly assess whether the proposal is different from a la carte television programming.

National Urban League President Urges Swift Acion On SCOTUS Nominee

NEW YORK (March 16, 2016) -- National Urban League President Marc H. Morial today congratulated Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, on his nomination to the US Supreme Court and called upon the Senate to act swiftly to confirm the appointment.

The National Urban League Supports the Nomination of Dr. John King for U.S. Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON, DC (March 3, 2016) –The National Urban League—the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization—with over 90 affiliates across 36 states and the District of Columbia strongly supports the nomination of Dr. John King as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. 

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE NOMINATION OF DR. JOHN KING FOR U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The National Urban League—the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization—with over 90 affiliates across 36 states and the District of Columbia strongly supports the nomination of Dr. John King to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education. 

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE HOSTS BLACK HISTORY MONTH ROUNDTABLE CORPORATE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: BUILDING ECONOMIC POWER IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Courtney R. O’Neal | mailto:coneal@nul.org| (202) 629-5754

 

2016 Presidential Candidate Questionnaire

The National Urban League invited the 2016 United States Presidential Candidates to complete a Presidential Questionnaire on key public policy issues that are critical to urban communities across our country.  The topics within the questionnaire include: (1) education, (2) jobs, (3) housing, (4) health, (5) voting rights, (6) criminal justice, (7) law enforcement reform, and (8) universal internet access, (9) Immigration...

PRESIDENT’S ACTIONS “COURAGEOUS,” WILL SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:       
Teresa Candori
                             (212) 558-5362 | tcandori@nul.org

 

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ACTIONS ON GUNS “COURAGEOUS,” WILL SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES

Congress Still Must Act In Response To National Outcry

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