Imagine working 40 hours a week, but still worrying about putting food on the table - or having to choose between paying your housing bill or your heating bill. Imagine working 40 hours a week and barely making enough to live, let alone save or plan for the future.
Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, making discrimination illegal. The National Urban League was one of the key organizations on hand when the president signed the bill into law.
National Urban League Statement on Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Marc H. Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans (1994-2002), issued the following statement regarding the sentencing of Ray Nagin:
The Senate today passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), finally bringing an end to a decade-plus wait for congressional renewal of the nation’s preeminent job training legislation.
National Urban League Statement for the Judiciary Committee Hearing Record:
The Voting Rights Amendment Act, S.1945: Updating the Voting Rights Act in Response to Shelby v. Holder”