National Urban League
NEW YORK (July 22, 2015) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial has issued the following statement on passage of the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177):
“Over the last two days we have borne witness to one of the most critical debates to touch the Senate floor -- the future of civil rights protections in education. Today the National Urban League is deeply disappointed that the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) in its current form. This law does not include key civil rights protections and will leave children behind.
From the ashes of a Ferguson, Mo., convenience store burned in the unrest following Michael Brown’s death will rise the Urban League Community Empowerment Center.
“I was honored to be present at the groundbreaking of a premier example of the Urban League Movement working in concert with the business community, elected officials and other community-based organizations to change people’s lives,” said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. “I congratulate the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and its exemplary President and CEO, Michael P. McMillan.”