PRESS RELEASES

NEW YORK (July 22, 2015) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial has issued the following statement on passage of the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177):
 
“Over the last two days we have borne witness to one of the most critical debates to touch the Senate floor -- the future of civil rights protections in education. Today the National Urban League is deeply disappointed that the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) in its current form. This law does not include key civil rights protections and will leave children behind.... Read more

From the ashes of a Ferguson, Mo., convenience store burned in the unrest following Michael Brown’s death will rise the Urban League Community Empowerment Center.

“I was honored to be present at the groundbreaking of a premier example of the Urban League Movement working in concert with the business community, elected officials and other community-based organizations to change people’s lives,” said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. “I congratulate the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and its exemplary President and CEO, Michael P. McMillan.”

NEW YORK (July 7, 2015) --  Former U.S. Senate Chief of Staff Don Cravins, Jr., has been named the National Urban League’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of National Urban League Washington Bureau.
 
“Don’s experience and expertise will deploy enhance the National Urban League’s activism and advocacy initiatives,” League President and CEO Marc H. Morial said. “We’re thrilled to welcome Don and look forward to his dynamic leadership of our Washington Bureau.”
 

NEW YORK (July 6, 2015) – Candidates for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election will participate in the National Urban League Conference later this month, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
 
The candidates will share their visions for saving our cities on Friday, July 31, during a session entitled “Off To The Races:  The 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Plenary.”
 

Urban League President and Former New Orleans Mayor Morial to Address Confederate Monuments, Katrina, at Essence Festival
Will Accept Prestigious McDonald’s Award
 
NEW YORK  (June 30, 2015) -- At this weekend’s ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, National Urban League President and CEO and former New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial will address the issue of Confederate monuments in New Orleans and discuss the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina during a keynote address.
 

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