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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:

21st Century Innovations in Energy: An Equity Framework

21st Century Innovations in Energy: An Equity Framework

Policy: Energy

The National Urban League (NUL), through its Washington Bureau, submits this report focusing on the economic opportunities of the American energy industry and hereby issues the National Urban League Plan for Working with Private and Public Partners (NUL Energy Plan). At the onset it is important to point out this report is not intended to serve as an environmental position paper on the various types of energy. NUL will continue working with its diverse partners on climate change and environmental justice issues. However, this report has a very specific scope. It is an economic and inclusion...

National Higher Education Summit

Policy: Education

Marc H. Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League, and William D. Hansen, President & CEO of USA Funds, cordially invite you to a National Higher Education Summit - Building an Equity & Opportunity Agenda: The Economic Imperative for College Completion. This unprecedented gathering of nearly 200 education, business and government leaders in Washington, D.C. will confront the urgent need to enhance college and career success for students of color and low-income students to be fully prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century workforce.

The White House Summit on Worker Voice—Affiliate CALL TO ACTION!

Policy: Jobs

  TO:                 Affiliate Chief Executive Officers FROM:             Marc H. Morial                                                                    President and Chief Executive Officer                        Don Cravins, Jr.                       SVP for Policy

It’s Lifeline Awareness Week

Policy: Telecommunications

Last week marked “National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.” Each year during this week numerous public interest groups, organizations, and government agencies nationwide raise awareness about the Universal Service Fund’s “Lifeline Program,” which provides low-income families with a discount on telephone service. 

African Americans Should be Extra Worried about Government Shutdowns

Policy: Jobs

CHARLES D. ELLISON is a Contributing Editor for TheRoot.com and Washington Correspondent for The Philadelphia Tribune. He can be reached @ellisonreport. 

2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America

Policy: Health

CBC Health Braintrust to Release 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America Congressional analysis of health inequity in the U.S. offers comprehensive legislative and policy solutions to improve health outcomes in communities of color

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.