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The Washington Bureau champions public policy initiatives that promote economic and social justice that will achieve the outcomes embodied by the League’s Empowerment Goals:

National Urban League Submits Comments in Support of Proposed Expansion of Overtime Protections

Policy: Jobs

Legislative Forecast - 114th Congress

Policy: Jobs

Urban League Delegation Invitation

Policy: Jobs

Each Spring, the Washington Bureau hosts the Legislative Policy Conference. However, if your Affiliate, Guild or YP chapter wants to plan an additional legislative fly-in to Washington, DC to lobby your members of Congress, the Washington Bureau wants to help make it a total success!

"Testing Provides Crucial Information" An Opinion Editorial by Marc H. Morial

Policy: Education

In an op-ed featured in Kappan Magazine, written by Marc H. Morial he details how statewide annual assessments offer insights into whether students are receiving an equitable and excellent education. 

Fair Pay for African American Women Requires a Fair Minimum Wage Fact Sheet

Policy: Jobs

ESEA Tool Kit

Policy: Education

National Urban League Submits Comments on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

Policy: Jobs

On June 12, 2015, the National Urban League submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs), each of which addressed different aspects of the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that was signed into law in July 2014. The proposed regulations represent a key milestone in WIOA implementation, and the Departments will be analyzing all the public comments and anticipate issuing Final Rules implementing WIOA in early 2016.

The Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Consortium for the Reform of Federal Student Aid Grants and Work-Study: Our Agenda for Reform

Policy: Education

National Urban League Policy on Housing

Policy: Housing

Empowerment Goal: Housing- Every American Lives in Safe, Decent, Affordable and Energy Efficient Housing on Fair Terms The Urban League believes that strong, economically secure communities begin with progressive housing policies and financially literate citizens. 

National Urban League Policy on Civil Rights

Policy: Civil Rights

Policy Statement: Civil Rights The National Urban League remains vigilant in the enforcement of our civil rights laws by working in collaboration with other civil rights organizations, particularly in the areas of voting rights and criminal justice reform.