Congressional Black Caucus -- the National Urban League Launches Jobs and Justice Tour

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
2301 Market Street
(PECO building)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

In cooperation with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the National Urban League launched a multi-city Jobs and Justice tour. During the tour, the National Urban League and its local affiliates will lead a series of town hall discussions about policies that will increase the upward social mobility of African-American families, and help ensure equal protection under the law. The town hall discussions will also focus on how African-Americans can use their voice and vote to change their communities and the country. CBC members will participate in these discussions. 

The tour is named after the CBC’s comprehensive 1,300-page Jobs and Justice Act of 2018, which was introduced by CBC Chairman Cedric L. Richmond (LA-02) in May and includes the National Urban League’s Main Street Marshall Plan to address economic and social inequities and injustices, as well as individual pieces of legislation introduced by almost every member of the CBC.

Both the National Urban League and the CBC hope the legislation will serve as a guiding light for any White House, major legislative caucus, or member of Congress who claims to care about Black, urban or rural communities.

Host: Urban League of Philadelphia 

  • Event Information
    • Friday, September 7, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 PM ET
    • PECO (Energy Hall), 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Participants
    • Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-02)
    • Andrea Custis, President and CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia
    • National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial