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. NY1’s Cheryl Wills visits its national headquarters in Manhattan with a look back.

National Urban League Statement on Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, today issued the following statement on the passage in the House of Representatives the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the pre-eminent job training legislation, by an overwhelming vote of 415 to 6.

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.
The bill now moves to the House of Representatives where the expectation is that the bipartisan, bicameral agreement will smooth the way for its final passage in July.  

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) of a hearing in his committee on the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014.

“One year ago, the Supreme Court dealt a crushing blow to voting rights by removing important protections for voters who had suffered—and still suffer—historic disenfranchisement.  One year later, the Senate is taking an important first step to reaffirm the fundamental right of all Americans to have equal access to the ballot box.