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Los Angeles Urban League

For 100 years Los Angeles Urban League has served as a powerful advocate for African-Americans and other minorities by ensuring our communities have access to careers with living wages, opportunities to start and grow businesses, and clear pathways to personal and professional growth.

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National Black Voter Registration Day

National Black Voter Registration Day

Today, September 17, 2021, is National Black Voter Registration Day. The Los Angeles Urban League and the National Urban League celebrate National Black Voter Registration Day in partnership with BET and more than 40 other social justice organizations.  With the...

Get Vaccinated and VOTE

Get Vaccinated and VOTE

As Californians and Americans, it is time to respond to two urgent calls to action: to get vaccinated and to vote. Our choices today on these crucial matters will profoundly impact our future as individuals and as a community. If you choose not to vote or not get...

The California Recall Is Not Democratic

The California Recall Is Not Democratic

Since its inception in 1911, the California Recall system has been flawed. The system allows a small group of voters to initiate the recall of a sitting governor. In addition, the system enables an opposing candidate to be installed as governor even if the current...

Why We Must Unite As a Community and Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Why We Must Unite As a Community and Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19

COVID-19 continues to expose the inequities in our health care system. Statistics continue to show that people of color and low-income residents of all ethnicities have a higher risk of death from COVID-19.  The primary factors that give rise to these disparities...

Why You Must Vote in The California Recall Election

Why You Must Vote in The California Recall Election

Next month's California recall election on September 14 is a result of direct democracy at work. Since 1911, our state has allowed for recall elections against current officeholders. Every Governor of California has faced a recall since 1960, but a recall effort...

We Must Strengthen The Voting Rights Act

We Must Strengthen The Voting Rights Act

August 6 marked 56 years since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified 95 years earlier. The purpose of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was to eliminate the tremendous obstacles that...

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