PRESS RELEASES

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.
 

NEW YORK (June 30, 2015) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today called on jurisdictions resisting marriage equality to comply with the Supreme Court's decision and treat all couples with equal dignity.
 
"Sadly, I am reminded of Alabama Gov. George Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door in his misguided and futile attempt to stop desegregation," Morial said. "I am certain history will remember these officials who resist marriage equality in much the same light."
 

"Far-Ranging" Impact of Supreme Court Decisions Boost Economic Justice: National Urban League
 
NEW YORK (June 25, 2015) --
Today’s landmark Supreme Court rulings on the crucial issues of health care access and housing discrimination will have a far-ranging impact on economic justice in the United States, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial said.
 

National Urban League: Voting Rights Advancement Act is Vital Defense Against Discrimination

Civil Rights Leaders Travel to Roanoke To Urge Congress and Rep. Goodlatte to Restore VRA

NEW YORK (June 24, 2015) — National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement following today’s introduction of the Voting Rights Advancement Act by Senators Patrick Leahy, Dick Durbin, and Chris Coons and Representatives John Lewis, Terri Sewell, Linda Sanchez and Judy Chu:

NEW YORK (June 22, 2015) -- The National Urban League and its South Carolina affiliates today launched the “One Nation, One Flag” campaign in support of South Carolina legislators’ efforts to end public displays of the Confederate Flag, and promote unity around the United States Flag.
 

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