Published: Thu. Jun 28, 2012 at 10:41 am | Updated: Fri. Jun 29, 2012 at 11:11 am | Comments: 0
The opening address at the National Urban League’s 2012 Conference will be delivered by President Barack Obama.
The President will address the Conference on Wednesday, July 25, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
We’re thrilled and proud to welcome the President to our Annual Conference for the third time. It has become a tradition for Presidents and major-party candidates to address the conference, not only to share their agenda for the nation, but also to hear ours.
To Be Equal:
40th Anniversary of Equal Academic and Athletic Access
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
- Title IX
Last week, the nation celebrated the 40thanniversary of Title IX, the landmark Education Amendments of 1972, which mandate that girls and women receive equal access to academic and athletic opportunities in our nation’s schools and colleges. A White House press release notes that, "At a time when many universities barred the admission of women and when female sports teams were scarce, Title IX marked a momentous shift for women’s equality in classrooms, on playing fields, and in communities throughout our nation.”
Looking for a new job? Looking to post your job openings? Sign-up to participate in the National Urban League Virtual Career Fair, July 26-27. The Virtual Career Fair will be in conjunction with the 2012 National Urban League Career Fair and Conference taking place in New Orleans, LA. We are working to connect employers with jobseekers nationwide as we continue to use Education & Employment to Empower A Nation. Register Today!
New Brochure Shows Importance of Social Security to African Americans
Did you know that, at 77 years old, Social Security remains one of the nation’s most successful antipoverty programs! In 2010, Social Security kept over 20 million people out of poverty, including 1.1 million children.
Urban League Events:
Occupy the Vote at 2012 Annual Conference
Elected officials, legal experts and voting activists will gather to discuss ways to confront the threats to voting rights represented by restrictive new state voting laws. The theme of the National Urban League 2012 Conference, July 25 through 28 in New Orleans, is Occupy the Vote: Employment and Education Empower the Nation. For more information, click here.
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What Do You Think?:
Civil rights leaders this week condemned a planned House of Representatives vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, calling it apolitical stunt to distract from the Justice Department’s mission to protect the right to vote, which is under an unprecedented attack across the nation.
What do you think?
A) Attorney General Holder has not cooperated with a legitimate Congressional inquiry and should be held in contempt.
B) AG Holder has complied with requests for information, and the contempt vote is a political stunt.
C) AG Holder has not cooperated, but the contempt vote is more political than a legitimate inquiry.