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 (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