Mission Statement

CAUL's footprint & environmental justice maps, showing CAUL's 5 county area.

The Capital Area Urban League (CAUL) is established to enable African Americans, Hispanics, and other disenfranchised citizens of the five counties of Rensselaer, Schenectady, Albany, Montgomery, and Saratoga, to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.As a social welfare organization the Capital Area Urban League shall accomplish its mission through the dissemination of information to our membership and our constituencies by offering such programs, services, forums, focus groups, meetings, publications, and activities that accomplish the mission of CAUL and improve the quality of life. CAUL will work in alliance with our constituencies, members, regional and national organization, and public and private stakeholders to accomplish our mission.

CAPITAL AREA URBAN LEAGUE



VALUES   VOICE   VIGILANCE 


Dear ELAINE,

We wanted you to be the first to know the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival just unveiled a Declaration of Fundamental Rights and Poor People’s Moral Agenda that will guide us through our upcoming 40 days of nonviolent direct action and beyond.

The agenda includes demands for a massive overhaul of the nation’s voting rights laws, new programs to lift up the 140 million Americans living in poverty, immediate attention to ecological devastation and measures to curb militarism and the war economy.

Help us make sure these demands are heard loud and clear in every state house in the country and the U.S. Capitol by becoming a sustaining supporter of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

We’re demanding major changes to address systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and our distorted moral narrative, including repeal of the 2017 federal tax law, implementation of federal and state living wage laws, universal single-payer health care, and clean water for all.

We’re calling for the immediate restoration and expansion of the Voting Rights Act, automatic registration at the age of 18 and an end to extreme racist gerrymandering.

Fifty years after the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign declared that silence was betrayal, we are coming together to break the silence and tell the truth about the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and our distorted moral narrative.

If silence was betrayal in 1968, revival is necessary today.

Help us make that revival possible by becoming a sustaining supporter of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. To show our thanks, we’ll send you a campaign t-shirt.

Thank you for all you do,

Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis




P.S. If you’re not already signed up for Poor People’s Campaign alerts, text MORAL to 90975 and we’ll keep you posted on upcoming actions and campaign developments.pe your paragraph here.