AMERICA’S PREEMINENT CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS JOIN FORCES WITH NATION’S MAYORS TO ADDRESS ECONOMIC INEQUITIES & CIVIL RIGHTS DISPARITIES

Thursday, 26. October 2017 15:59

New York, NY, Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, too many American families are unable to reach their full potential and are losing faith because of the country’s divisive political climate and the inability of the federal government to advance smart policy solutions. Where Washington fails to lead and lift, cities, led by mayors of both parties and home to over 80 percent of the country’s population, step in. That’s why National Urban League President Marc Morial and USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans) will join civil rights leaders and a delegation of the country’s mayors to unite around a results-driven, inclusive economic policy plan and civil rights restoration push at New York City’s Gracie Mansion on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

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For additional details and to RSVP, please email Teresa Candori, tcandori@nul.org and Sara Durr, sara@durrcommunications.com.  

 

A news conference is scheduled 1:30 pm for Mayor Landrieu, Mr. Morial and other participants also are available for interviews, separately and together.

 

WHO: National Urban League President/CEO, Marc Morial

          USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans)

          New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

          USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran

          City Mayors

          Civil Rights Leaders

 

WHAT: Convening of Mayors and Civil Rights Leaders

 

WHERE: Gracie Mansion

              East 88th Street and East End Avenue

              New York City

 

WHEN:  Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Sara Durr
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
202-215-1811
sara@durrcommunications.com

Teresa Candori
National Urban League
212-558-5362
tcandori@nul.org

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