The National Urban League is set to release the 2012 State of Black America (SOBA) report at historic Howard University on March 7, launching a yearlong campaign, "Occupy the Vote to Educate, Employ & Empower" at a monumental Town Hall event.
The 2012 State of Black America report includes the Equality Index providing a statistical diagnosis of the status of Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites as well as essays by a host of political, business, and community leaders including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, president and CEO of the National Urban League Marc H. Morial, singer John Legend, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, entrepreneur and author Steve Stoute, and a host of others with prescriptions for the employment and education crisis facing the nation. With new voter ID laws and voting rights under attack, the 2012 State of Black America will inspire you to "Occupy the Vote" in this important election year.
Free and open to the public, the Town Hall will feature community and thought leaders, a coalition of Civil Rights organizations, and YOU, as we "Occupy the Vote to Educate, Employ, and Empower!"
If you are not in the Washington D.C. area, you can view the LIVE WEBCAST on www.iamempowered.comand be a part of the national conversation on Facebook and Twitter (#SOBA12, #OccupyTheVote). Be sure to TUNE IN and join the conversation!