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 NAACP: "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 (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