NEW YORK (October 15, 2012) -- The nation has lost a powerful voice for civil rights with the death of former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial said today.

The National Urban League today issued the following statement urging the Supreme Court to reaffirm its support for diversity of educational opportunity as it hears oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

NEW YORK (October 2, 2012) -- Today's Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruling to delay implementation of the state's discriminatory voter ID law is a lesson to those who seek to change the rules of the game for their own political ends,  National Urban League President Marc H. Morial.

“Occupy The Vote” Initiative Educates, Motivates, and Combats Voter Suppression
NEW YORK (September 27, 2012) --  With 40 days until the Presidential election, in the face of a concerted and coordinated voter suppression effort, the National Urban League ( has intensified voter education, registration and motivation efforts around the country.

NEW YORK (September 24, 2012) --  The National Urban League (, a leading opponent of discriminatory new voting restrictions overtaking the United States, today unveiled a powerful pro-voting message delivered by celebrities, artists and activists.