National Urban League President Marc Morial Responds to Resignation of NAACP President Bruce Gordon

Mar 04, 2007, 00:00 ET from National Urban League

    NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of
 the National Urban League issued the following statement regarding the
 resignation by fellow civil rights leader, President Bruce Gordon of the
     "I enjoyed the opportunity to work closely with NAACP President Bruce
 Gordon on several critical issues such as the passage of the 2006 Voting
 Rights Act and protecting the rights of Hurricane Katrina victims. I was
 surprised and disappointed to learn about his decision to leave the NAACP.
 Bruce Gordon is a highly competent and experienced leader whose
 contributions and voice will be missed.
     The historic relationship between the National Urban League and the
 NAACP will continue as the NAACP enters a period of transition in its
 leadership. The problems facing Black America are acute and urgent. The
 National Urban League and our partners in the civil rights community will
 continue to concentrate on closing the disparities in jobs, education and
 health that still exist across this nation."
     About the National Urban League
     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