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 populations. "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 http://www.nul.org. National Urban League (www.nul.org) 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