NULPI and Time Warner Cable Unveil New Broadband Report
On May 2nd at 3:00pm in Washington, DC the National Urban League Policy Institute will host a discussion around its recent research on connecting broadband to jobs in black communities. Marc Morial will lead this event and will be joined by a distinguished roster of guests, including the current FCC Chairman, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and immediate past FCC Chairman, The Honorable Michael Powell; FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Robert McDowell; Central Florida Urban League CEO Allie Braswell; and executives from Time Warner Cable and FCC staff. Please join us for this special event – Click here to RSVP.
Join NUL President and CEO Marc H. Morial for a National Town Hall on Filling the STEM Jobs Pipeline
On May 2nd Marc Morial will join Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Senior Vice President for The Boeing Company Rick Stephens, Senior Vice President of the Kellogg Company Margaret Bath, and others for an online national town hall, “Workforce Planning to Fill the STEM Jobs Pipeline.” The town hall will be hosted by STEMconnector, a leading resource for information on STEM curricula and programs. Marc Morial is expected to underscore the need to prepare more minority students to participate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related careers and highlight some of the Urban League’s initiatives in this space. Read Marc Morial’s guest column on the StemConnector blog.
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Free the District of Columbia’s Budget from Congressional Control
Did you know that…
The District of Columbia (DC) Government does not have the authority to spend its locally raised tax revenue in an efficient and timely manner that responds to the needs and interests of the District’s 619,000 residents – unlike every other locality in America.
Currently, the DC Government and its residents must wait for Congress to approve the District’s annual budget as part of the onerous congressional appropriations process – a process where DC’s budget is held hostage to the social and political agenda of non-DC congressional members, through what is commonly referred to as social policy “riders”
On April 17, 2012, NULPI staff joined its DC Vote Coalition partners in a National Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to support legislation introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), the “District of Columbia Budget Autonomy Act of 2011 (H.R. 345),” that would allow the District to spend its local funds without congressional approval—like every other state in the Union.
To learn more about this issue and to do your part to “Free DC’s Budget” from congressional control, go to www.dcvote.org.