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National Urban League President Marc H. Morial Calls Skinny Budget “A Jobs and Dreams Killer”

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Washington, DC – Today, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial released the following statement after the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced their 2018 blueprint “skinny” budget: “This budget is a jobs and dreams killer. Federal budgets are policy statements about the direction our leaders wish to take for […]

Julian Bond Was Never One to Shrink Away from a Worthy Fight

Travel Ban Betrays American Values

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By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal #51) – As a Republican candidate running for the nation’s highest office, Donald Trump promised an enthusiastic crowd of supporters that in the wake of the San Bernardino, CA attack-a mass shooting perpetrated by an American citizen of Pakistani descent and his wife, a Pakistani national and lawful […]

Ohio Bus Tour Encourages Voters of Color to Head to the Polls #OurVoteMatters

New Justice Must Bring Independence to the Supreme Court

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By Marc H. Morial, National Urban League The United States Supreme Court has played an important role in the progress of the Civil Rights Movement. The executive and legislative branches of government have, at times, had to be prodded toward active reform of racial justice. It is the most vulnerable in our society who have […]

The University of Missouri’s New President, Michael Middleton, and the New Campus Activism

Looking For Ways To Make Democracy More Democratic

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By Marc H. Morial (To Be Equal #41) – When the United States of America was born, emphasis was far greater on “States” than “United.” Citizens of the newly-formed nation identified first and foremost as “Pennsylvanians” or “Georgians,” for example, and as “Americans” only as a distant second. Our method for selecting a chief executive […]

Defending Democracy in the Fight Against Voter Suppression

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By Marc Morial (To Be Equal #14) New York, NY – In 2013, the Supreme Court stripped the Voting Rights Act of its power to stop states from creating and enforcing laws that would prevent eligible voters from exercising their constitutional right to vote. Under the dark shadow of the newly crippled law, our nation […]

New Report Documents Restrictions Designed to Suppress Voting Among Communities of Color