Calls to Make Economic Opportunity A Second-Term Priority

National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial urged that President Obama's second term be focused on four areas:
  • A comprehensive jobs program executed through a partnership among government, the private sector and the nation's non-profit community
  • An intense focus on children and youth, with a national policy to move the nation toward universal childhood education, an expansion of the effort to make post-secondary education affordable, and an emphasis on job training and skills retraining for those who did not finish high school on time.
  • A comprehensive new approach to community safety and crime reduction, with a stronger enforcement of existing gun laws, re-enactment of the assault weapons ban and a thoughtful examination of disparities in the criminal justice system.
  • A fair and sensible deficit reduction plan that includes one dollar in revenue enhancements for every dollar in spending cuts.

Which of the four areas do you think is most important?


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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