John McCain and Barack Obama Confirmed to Present Urban Agenda at National Urban League Conference

Jul 23, 2008, 01:00 ET from National Urban League

    NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Urban League
 announced today that Senators John McCain and Barack Obama are confirmed to
 speak at its 98th annual conference, taking place in Orlando, Florida, July
 30 through August 2. Both presumptive presidential nominees have accepted
 the invitation to share their individual plans for an urban agenda, and to
 comment on the National Urban League's Opportunity Compact, the
 organization's plan to increase opportunities for underrepresented
     "We look forward to having both Senator Obama and Senator McCain at our
 annual conference to present their plans to help bridge the economic divide
 between communities of color and mainstream America," said Marc Morial,
 President and CEO of the National Urban League. "This is an exciting and
 critical election year for our nation, so we proudly welcome the candidates
 to share their urban agendas with thousands of concerned citizens who
 support the Urban League movement."
     Both presidential candidates are confirmed to address the National
 Urban League audience live from the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort.
 Senator John McCain is scheduled to speak at 11:00 am on Friday, August 1,
 and Senator Obama is slated for 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 2.
     The 4-day conference, entitled "Get, Grow, and Go" is expected to draw
 up to 10,000 attendees from across the nation to the Orlando World Center
 Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida from July 30 through August 2. It will
 feature 80 distinguished speakers and experts in 18 workshops focused on
 career development, wealth accumulation, entrepreneurship, financial
 education and health and wellness. In addition to the Presidential Forum,
 the annual conference will also feature plenary sessions addressing "The
 State of Black America: In the Black Woman's Voice" and "Globalization and
 the Opportunity Compact." For more information about the conference, visit
     National Urban League (
     Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation's oldest and
 largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to
 enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban League,
 headquartered in New York City, spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its
 local affiliates. There are over 100 local affiliates of the National Urban
 League located in 36 states and the District of Columbia providing direct
 services to more than 2 million people nationwide through programs,
 advocacy and research.

SOURCE National Urban League