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The National Urban League Combats Unemployment in New Orleans

Latraviette D. Smith

The National Urban League Combats Unemployment in New Orleans with its Jobs Rebuild America Campaign

- A 50-city, $100 Million Public-Private-Nonprofit Partnership Effort to Put America Back to Work - Read more »

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Marc H. Morial on the Passing of Congressman Bill Gray

Marc H. Morial

Statement from Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, on the passing of Congressman Bill Gray:

The National Urban League mourns the passing and celebrates the life of leader, statesman and champion for social justice - Representative Bill Gray.
    
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SCOTUS Ruling Erases 50 Years of Progress on Voting Rights

Supreme Court Ruling On Shelby Erases 50 Years of Progress on Voting Rights


What the Supreme Court Decided: 

In a 5-to-4 decision announced today, the Supreme Court held that the formula used in Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act to determine which states must receive preclearance for voting law changes was unconstitutional.  This   With this decision, the Court effectively turns back the clock and erases the voting protections guaranteed in the Constitution.  
 
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Comments on SCOTUS Civil Rights Decisions

Marc H. Morial

Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, comments on this week's Supreme Court Civil Rights Decisions:

As we near the 50 year celebration of the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the Supreme Court ruled on two significant civil rights cases this week - today on Shelby County v. Holder re: the Voting Rights Act and yesterday on Fisher v. University of Texas re: affirmative action.
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Statement Regarding Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

Marc H. Morial
6/3/2013

Statement from Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin:

"As we anticipate the impending decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v.
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"Jobs Rebuild America" Campaign to Combat Unemployment

Latraviette D. Smith
5/20/2013

The National Urban League Launches Comprehensive "Jobs Rebuild America" Campaign to Combat Unemployment

- $100 Million Public-Private-Nonprofit Partnership Effort Aimed at Putting America Back to Work -
- Two-Prong Initiative Focuses on Community Investments and Grassroots Legislative Advocacy -

 
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I pledge to responsibly commit my time and talent to ensure that the nation is empowered to achieve the following goals by 2025:

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