The Urban League of Philadelphia (ULP) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, civil rights and community-based movement that provides direct services, research and policy advocacy to help individuals and communities reach their fullest potential. Primarily working with African-Americans and other emerging ethnic communities, the ULP is an affiliate of the National Urban League. The National Urban League serves over 2 million people through professionally staffed affiliates located in 98 urban areas across the U.S., working to close equality gaps for people at all economic levels and stages of life, and giving residents a chance to give back as volunteers.
Urban League of Philadelphia and Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh joined forces to Get Out the Vote in African American communities in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with the Fair Share Alliance Education Fund’s Community Voters Project (CVP).
Using shared messaging, the partners reached out to 53,000 African American voters through phone banking and door-to-door canvassing, A total of 106,000 contacts in Pennsylvania. With support from the State Voices table, Urban League of Philadelphia and Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will be re-contacting these voters in 2013 to increase year-round civic engagement.
To learn more about ULP please visit http://www.urbanleaguephila.org.