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Senate Committee Passes the Workforce Investment Act of 2013

Pamela Rucker Springs
8/1/2013

Key Provisions of the Urban Jobs Act Found in Just-Passed Workforce Investment Act of 2013

On July 31, 2013, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions  passed S.1356, the Workforce Investment Act of 2013, which provides vital resources that will enable  Urban League affiliates that operate Urban Youth Empowerment programs to expand their capacity to reach and address the needs of a population of youth who are falling through the cracks and in desperate need of services.
 
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White House Meeting on the Voting Rights Act

Marc H. Morial
7/29/2013

Statement from Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, re: Today's White House Meeting on the Voting Rights Act:

Earlier today, President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett held a meeting with civil rights leaders as well as state and local elected officials at the White House to discuss strengthening the Voting Rights Act and safeguarding every eligible American’s right to vote.
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Letter to the DOJ Regarding the Trayvon Martin Case

Marc H. Morial, Rev. Al Sharpton, Benjamin Jealous, Melanie L. Campbell, Janet Murguía
7/14/2013

Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
 
Dear Attorney General Holder:
 
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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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