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Produced by the National Urban League, For The Movement is a weekly podcast that discusses persistent policy, civil rights and social issues related to African Americans and communities of color. From attempts to label Black activists as extremists, to the next generation of tech innovators, we will deliver relevant news and information from inside the Movement and Washington. The good, bad, and everything in between. We’re not journalists. We’re not policy wonks. We’re advocates who care. We do this for the Movement.

Produced by the National Urban League, For The Movement is a weekly podcast that discusses persistent policy, civil rights and social issues related to African Americans and communities of color. From attempts to label Black activists as extremists, to the next generation of tech innovators, we will deliver relevant news and information from inside the Movement and Washington. The good, bad, and everything in between. We’re not journalists. We’re not policy wonks. We’re advocates who care. We do this for the Movement.

Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2018) – Today, National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, joined national leaders of civil rights organizations to denounce the U.S. Census Bureau’s failure to change their “usual residence” rule by continuing to count incarcerated  persons at the prison of confinement instead as part of their home community in the upcoming 2020 census. This decision serves to perpetuate the practice of prison gerrymandering.

NEW YORK (February 8, 2018) -- As part of the National Urban League’s ongoing push for a fair and accurate 2020 Census, the league has enlisted a leading civic engagement expert as a Senior Advisor for the Census.

WASHINGTON, DC (February 2, 2018) – This week, a leaked version of a housing finance proposal from U.S. Senators Bob Corker (TN) and Mark Warner (VA) emerged that would severely harm America’s housing market. Today, several civil rights and affordable housing groups issued a statement on the proposal’s negative impact on access, affordability, and market stability.

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