National Urban League to release 2012 State of Black America Report, "Occupy the Vote to Educate, Employ & Empower", on March 7, 2012

The National Urban League will release its 2012 State of Black America Report, “Occupy the Vote to Educate, Employ & Empower” at a high-energy Town Hall Forum on March 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. ETEach year since 1976, the National Urban League has issued The State of Black America, an in-depth examination of the social and economic status of America’s African-American and Hispanic communities. This year’s report, “Occupy the Vote to Educate, Employ & Empower” examines the role of the political process in the national economic recovery. For the second year, the release of The State of Black America will be held at a high-energy Town Hall forum on March 7, 2012 at 7 pm ET, engaging distinguished leaders in the worlds of politics and government, academia, media and social justice. Visit their website for event details or to submit a question for the Town Hall!
Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, said it’s no accident that a nationwide rollback in voting rights for America’s most vulnerable citizens is happening just as elected officials mount an unprecedented campaign to slash investments in education and economic development.”As the nation struggles toward a financial recovery, public investments in education, job training and job growth are indispensible, now more than ever. Yet those very investments are targeted for sacrifice in favor of diverting more and more of the nation’s resources to those at the very top of the economic pyramid. At the same time, a coordinated effort is under way to exclude from the political process the very citizens whose livelihoods hang in the balance.” Join the National Urban League and a coalition of civil rights organizations and political analysts including NAACP’s Benjamin Jealous, NCLR’s Janet Murgia, Hip Hop Caucus president Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Politic 365’s Jeff Johnson, Howard University President, Dr. Sidney Ribeau, Kevin Powell, political analyst Keli Goff, and radio host, Warren Ballentine as we “Occupy the Vote to Educate, Employ & Empower”.The free event will be held in the Washington, D.C. area. If you can’t attend in person, you can watch the live webcast and participate on Join the event page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to join the conversation (#SOBA)!