Policies - All

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:

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 Health

Policy: Health

The National Urban League believes that improving health outcomes is a vital component to building economic empowerment. Through our work in health policy we seek to reach the goal that Every American has access to quality and affordable health care solutions.

National Urban League Policy on Education

Policy: Education

The National Urban League believes that educational opportunity and economic empowerment are inextricably linked. A child that receives an excellent education is better prepared to attend college, enter the workforce and contribute to society.

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.

National Urban League Policy on Telecommunications

Policy: Telecommunications

Through its participation in stakeholder coalitions, on federal diversity committees and other civil rights groups, the Washington Bureau works to identify solutions sector-by-sector to fit the needs of local communities and businesses and to ensure that urban communities are able to fully participate in the innovation economy

National Urban League Policy on Jobs

Policy: Jobs

To achieve economic equality, the National Urban League advances policies that will close the existing racial gaps in employment, income and wealth.