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This tour is conducted annually by the Urban League of Louisiana and the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus as an opportunity for intimate and honest dialogue about issues impacting African American communities across the state.

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LISTEN & LEARN 2021 TOUR SCHEDULE

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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.

2021 POLICY PRIORITIES

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

CENTER FOR POLICY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

OUR 2021 POLICY PRIORITIES

The Urban League of Louisiana developed its Policy Agenda for the 2021 Legislative Session by listening to residents across the state of Louisiana through statewide events. The policy priorities are organized by the areas most frequently mentioned and prioritized by African Americans during these events and are also cornerstones to the Urban League’s mission and work including: Voter Education & Engagement, Criminal Justice Reform, Education Equity, Health Equity, Workforce & Economic Development and more.

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

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.The Urban League of Louisiana is 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 – 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....

Justice for Ronald Greene – July 2, 2021 Update

Exclusive from WBRZ's Chris Nakamoto: Ronald Greene investigative notes show troopers asked for colleagues to be arrested(June 29, 2021/WBRZ.com) EXCERPT - Amid a series of WBRZ Investigative Unit reports on Greene’s death, State Police memos and the reassignment of a...

Justice for Ronald Greene – June 25, 2021 Update

WE'RE ALMOST AT 20,000 SIGNATURES! KEEP THE MOMENTUM FOR JUSTICE GOING Sign it. Share it.    Feds probing possible pattern of racist abuses by Louisiana State Police, say victims' attorneys(June 23, 2021/NOLA.com) EXCERPT - Mr. Lee Merritt, attorney for the...

Justice for Ronald Green Update – June 18, 2021 Update

WE'RE ALMOST AT 18,000 SIGNATURES! KEEP THE MOMENTUM FOR JUSTICE GOING Sign it. Share it.    Louisiana deserves action to match assurances of accountabilityAs we continue to learn more details related to officers that are directly involved in the death of Ronald...

Justice for Ronald Greene – June 11, 2021 Update

WE'VE SURPASSED 10,000 SIGNATURES! KEEP THE MOMENTUM FOR JUSTICE GOING Sign it. Share it.    Joint Statement From Urban League of Louisiana, NAACP Baton Rouge, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) South Central Region, and VOTE (Voice of the Experienced) Ronald Greene’s...

Ronald Greene’s Murder Was Just One Example of a Larger Pattern in Troop F

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA, NAACP BATON ROUGE, VOTE, AND THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL) SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Ronald Greene’s Murder Was Just One Example of a Larger Pattern in Louisiana State Police Issued June 10, 2021 Yesterday, we were...

Justice for Ronald Greene – June 4, 2021 Update

Last Thursday, we launched our official Justice for Ronald Greene online petition with our partners the National Urban League, the NAACP Baton Rouge, ACLU of Louisiana, and VOTE. We, and those who sign this petition call for: All troopers involved to be immediately...