Alongside the 2021 virtual tour, we are offering this survey to allow us to hear from even more people. The questions are a chance for you to share your experiences and honest opinions on key topics that impact African Americans in Louisiana. Your input will inform future legislation and advocacy efforts as well as guide the Urban League of Louisiana’s ongoing priorities.

WAKE UP GEAUX VOTE!

Get ready for the upcoming Fall elections this November!

2021 POLICY PRIORITIES

We are supporting bills that link to and support what people have said matters most.

CENTER FOR POLICY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Justice for Ronald Greene

The Urban League of Louisiana, the National Urban League, NAACP Baton Rouge, VOTE, and the ACLU of Louisiana demand that action be taken immediately. It is too late for the actions to be swift – but it is not too late for the officers to be held accountable and for the state of Louisiana to demonstrate that all of its residents are deserving of justice and to be treated with dignity and humanity. 

One Year Later

Today, May 25th, marks the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, a day when the entire world watched bystander video that captured nearly 10 minutes of the horrors of police brutality in the glaring light of day.

ABOUT

The Urban League of Louisiana Center for Policy and Social Justice is essential to the mission of securing parity and civil rights and closely aligns with the work of the Center for Workforce and Economic Development and the Center for Education and Youth Development.
 
This Center implements strategies and initiatives that increase equity and improve quality of life for African American communities and other communities of color across Louisiana. The work of this Center includes the Urban League’s annual policy cycle featuring a statewide listening tour, policy conference, and policy work groups; Wake Up Geaux Vote; the production of education equity reports; health equity initiatives; criminal justice reform efforts; and a legislative agenda during the Louisiana legislative session.

FEATURED INITIATIVES

SEE CHANGE COLLECTIVE

SEE CHANGE COLLECTIVE

SEE CHANGE is a data-driven, community-oriented and outcomes-focused initiative committed to identifying policy and practice solutions to close the racial wealth gap in the Greater New Orleans region.

 

WAKE UP GEAUX VOTE

WAKE UP GEAUX VOTE

The Urban League of Louisiana’s non-partisan statewide voter education and mobilization effort is activated every election cycle to register new voters, to provide relevant election updates and information about real-time ballot initiatives and candidates, and to get people to the polls. 

EMPOWERMENT AND POLICY CONFERENCE

EMPOWERMENT AND POLICY CONFERENCE

The Empowerment and Policy Conference, powered by the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus (LLBC) and the Urban League of Louisiana (ULLA), is a statewide convening designed to examine systems, influence policy decisions and enact changes that will positively impact the African American community in Louisiana.

RACIAL EQUITY PROCESS

RACIAL EQUITY PROCESS

Whether your organization is at the beginning of your journey to advance racial equity or steadily advancing towards your equity goals, the Urban League of Louisiana process will strengthen your organization’s current efforts and build permanent infrastructure to practice racial equity all the time.

COVID VACCINE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

COVID VACCINE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

We inform. You Act. We are committed to keeping our communities informed and providing trusted resources regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine. As the Chief Medical Officer for your household, we understand how vital it is for you to know all the facts and information that will help you make the best decisions regarding your family.

POLICY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS

Justice for Ronald Greene – September 24, 2021 Update

On Wednesday we delivered the Justice for Ronald Greene petition to decision makers US Attorney General Merrick Garland, Governor John Bel Edwards, LA States Attorney General Jeff Landry, and LA State Police Colonel Lamar Davis calling for justice for Ronald Greene....

Urban League of Louisiana Releases Statement on Federal Indictment of Former Louisiana State Police Trooper

We applaud the Department of Justice regarding today’s indictment of Jacob Brown, former Louisiana State Police trooper, for the 2019 beating of Aaron Bowman following a traffic stop. Much like the case involving Ronald Greene, a deeper investigation followed the...

Justice for Ronald Greene – September 10, 2021 Update

IN THE NEWS  State Police takes no action against trooper who lied about Ronald Greene body cam footage (September 7, 2021/WBRZ) EXCERPT - The highest ranking state trooper on scene the night Ronald Greene died two years ago received no discipline and no action was...

Justice for Ronald Greene – August 20, 2021 Update

Demands for justice for Ronald Greene and accountability for the troopers involved have been consistent and loud. Our weekly updates capture the continued calls for action and key news as it develops.   As we await the findings that federal prosecutors are preparing...

Justice for Ronald Greene – August 13, 2021 Update

IN THE NEWS  Judge to determine how much to keep hidden from Louisiana trooper's file in Ronald Greene case (August 11, 2021/The Advocate) EXCERPT - A Baton Rouge judge overruled a request for additional time and told lawyers for the Louisiana State Police that he...

Justice for Ronald Greene – August 4, 2021 Update

Today, as we read the most recent AP report on the ongoing investigation into the murder and cover up surrounding the death of Ronald Greene, we were encouraged to learn that federal prosecutors are investigating whether Louisiana State Police leaders obstructed...

Justice for Ronald Greene – July 30, 2021 Update

IN THE NEWS  Ronald Greene family’s attorney says he will not be silenced following AG’s office gag order request (July 29, 2021/KLFY) EXCERPT - “You’re trying to silence the lawyers and the families fighting against our own government for accountability and...

Justice for Ronald Greene – July 23, 2021 Update

IN THE NEWS  Commander overseeing Louisiana State Police Troop F abruptly retires (July 19, 2021/WBRZ) EXCERPT - John Peters was in charge of Troop F when Ronald Greene died in State Police custody in May 2019. He'd most recently been transferred to a highway...

Justice for Ronald Greene – July 16, 2021 Update

KEEP SHARING! Your signature and sharing of the petition allows your friends and family to learn about this case and take action. Remember, when one voice multiples into an entire chorus, the results are LOUD!    Demands for justice for Ronald Greene and...

Justice for Ronald Greene – July 9, 2021 Update

WE HAVE SURPASSED 20,000 SIGNATURES! Thank you for signing and sharing. Our mission is not over though. Please continue to raise visibility by sharing with others.    Urban League of Louisiana Response to Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Request for U.S....