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Supreme Decisions for the Electorate and Elected Officials
Obama to Support Responsible Homeowners in Saving their Homes
Don Cravins, Executive Director of the National Urban League Washington Bureau lists the top five things you need to know this week and highlights the release of the National Urban League’s 2016 Presidential Candidate Questionnaire.
The Next Supreme Court Justice
On the Hill
While the nation mourns the loss of the country’s first Italian-American justice to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States, Capitol Hill has responded immediately over the importance of confirming a nominee for this crucial vacancy in the highest court in the land.
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Bureau Updates & Affiliates Welcome!
Join the National Urban League’s Every Student Succeeds Act Webinar Thursday, February 18!
President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)—the nation’s most important civil rights legislation governing K-12 education—into law last December. This law replaces its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and creates a bigger role for states and localities to define student success.
Join us Friday February 19 at 2:00PM EST for the “Housing Policy and Politics” webinar, a forum for conversation, learning, and strategic thinking about the work of the National Urban League.
Relevant Articles and Updates
Did You Know? Black History by Congressman William Lacy Clay, Sr.
A special featured article from former Congressman William Lacy Clay, Sr. who shared with us an important “Did You Know” Black History moment about the co-founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company.
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SAVE-the-DATE!! It’s Tax Season and There is Important Information You Should Know!
The Get It Back Campaign, a project of the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, is a national effort to promote the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Child Tax Credit (CTC), and free tax filing assistance. For more than 25 years the campaign has provided training and resources to help organizations conduct local tax credit outreach activities. Learn more about the Campaign and its popular outreach tools here.
The Center, CFED, and Tax Credits for Working Families invite you to join an #EITCAware Twitter Chat on February 23, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST. As a follow-up to EITC Awareness Day, this chat will discuss tools and tactics for raising awareness of the credit and share EITC outreach materials. Get the list of the questions in advance so you can be ready to participate.
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