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

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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.
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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 Green Update (6/18/21)

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 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...

A Day of Advocating for Ronald Greene

Thursday, May 27, the Urban League of Louisiana participated in a multitude of actions to bring justice for Ronald Greene. In the morning, we held a press conference with our partners the National Urban League, the NAACP Baton Rouge, ACLU of Louisiana, and ADL South...

PRESS RELEASE- Urban League Leaders, Louisiana Social Justice Activists Demand Immediate Termination and Arrest of State Troopers Who Killed Ronald Greene

Attorney General Garland Urged to Investigate Louisiana State Police Conduct and Practices FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -  MAY 27, 2021 CONTACT:Teresa Candori(National Urban League)(212) 558-5362tcandori@nul.org Ginger LeBlanc(Urban League of Louisiana)(504)...

Urban League Leaders, Civil Rights Attorney Lee Merritt, and Louisiana Social Justice Activists Demand Immediate Termination and Arrest Of State Troopers Who Killed Ronald Greene

National Urban League * Urban League of Louisiana * NAACP Baton Rouge * Civil Rights Attorney Lee Merritt * VOTE * ACLU of Louisiana ADVISORY FOR MAY 27, 2021 CONTACT:Teresa Candori(National Urban League)(212) 558-5362tcandori@nul.org Ginger LeBlanc(Urban League of...

One Year Later – Urban League of Louisiana Remembers George Floyd

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. As Mr. Floyd breathed his last breath, and as...

Joint Statement on the Killing of Ronald Greene

The Urban League of Louisiana, along with the NAACP, ACLU of Louisiana, VOTE, Anti-Defamation League South Central Region, and VERA Institute for Justice issue the following joint statement regarding the release of bodycam video footage showing the killing of Ronald...

Urban League of Louisiana President and CEO releases statement on Derrick Chauvin guilty verdict

The Urban League of Louisiana is pleased with the verdict reached in the trial of Derrick Chauvin. This verdict demonstrates the power of accountability and the promise of a legal system that fairly judged the actions before it. After millions in America and around...

Urban League of Louisiana receives Equity and Social Justice Award from Cox Charities

The Urban League of Louisiana is pleased to announce that it has been named a recipient of the Cox Charities Equity and Social Justice Award. “The Urban League of Louisiana is deeply grateful for this award and for the acknowledgement by Cox Charities,” said Judy...

Urban League of Louisiana hosting Candidate Forums for November election

The Urban League of Louisiana has activated its Wake Up Geaux Vote campaign and is hosting four 2020 Voter Empowerment Forums on statewide local races and racial equity in education in New Orleans. The Urban League of Louisiana recently released the second edition of...