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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 17

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  • Text: MINUTES March 11th Meeting Page 4 Committee members, the Committee endorsed the proposal. (The statement of the Urban Coalition Executive Committee with regard to an OEO supplemental appropriation was sent as an attachment to the last National Coordinator's Weekly Report}. The final legislative item considered was the need for ·further action this Spring to support the passage by Congress of appropriate legislation creating a public service employment program as called for in the Coalition's Statement of Principles, Goals, and Commitments. It was pointed out that a bill for this purpose had been recently introduced by Senator Joseph Clark (D-Pa.} and that similar bills were expected shortly from Rep. James O'Hara (D-Mich.} and Senator Jacob Javits (R-NY}. The Committee then unanimously agreed to a restatement to the public of the Coalition's position on public service employment as previously expressed in a September statement supporting the then-pending Clark-Javits bill. (This statement was also an attachment to the last Weekly Report). Discussion then ensued concerning the possibility of a comprehensive public statement to be released by Chairman Gardner speaking for the Executive Committee covering housing, employment and the · OEO supplemental appropriation . After considerable discussion, it was agreed that the Chairman should issue as soon as possible a comprehensive statement combining the three separate documents agreed upon by appending a single page summar (Summary was sent as attachment to last Weekly Report} . The ne x t item of business considered was the report of the President's Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Mayor John Lindsay shared wi th the Commi ttee his perspective on the report as CoChairman of the Advisory Commission. Afte r hearing from Mayor Lindsay and after a brief discussion, the Committee unanimously voted to go o n record as strongly endorsing the Commission report. (A statement endorsing the report was attached to the last Weekly Repo rt}. The final action taken by the Executive Committee was to set April 8th as the date of the next meetings of the Executive Committee and of the Steering Committee. Both meetings will be in Washington--the Executive Committee meeting at 2:00 p.m. (to further consider the organizational plans of Chairman Gardner) and the Steering Committee meeting at - 4 :00 p.m. (·to receive the recommendations of the Executive Committee}. Chairman Gardner adjourned the meeting at 6:55 p.m. �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 21

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co -chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph March 8, 1968 LEGISLATIVE REPORT SENATE HEARINGS ON HOUSING BILL CUT SHORT BY CIVIL RIGHTS DEBATE: Senator John Sparkman's (D-Ala.) Banking and Currency Housing Subcommittee opened hearings March 5 on the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (S.3029 and H.R. 15624) but important votes on civil rights legislation kep the Subcommittee from hearing anyone other than HUD Secretary Robert Weaver. Senators quizzed Weaver on whether or not the proposed bill would meet the needs of low income families. Weaver suggested the President's 10-year program was designed to do the job and he believed the Riot Commissions proposal to accomplish the goal in only five years was unrealistic. Hearings begin be. fore the House Banking and Currency Committee's Housing Subcommittee (Barrett, D-Pa., Chrmn.) OEO SUMMER FUNDS APPROVED BY SENATE COMMITTEE: The Senate Appropriations Committee has reported the 1968 Supplemental Appropriations bill for floor action with the inclusion of $75 million for OEO summer activities. No problem is expected in securing Senate approval. The real difficulties will be encountered in the House. CLARK SUBMITS EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT TRAINING BILL: Senator Joseph Clark (D-Pa.) has introduced a bill to provide jobs and job training in both public and private sectors for 2.4 million hard-core unemployed during the next four years. The bill, S.3063, is similar to Senator Clark's emergency employment amendme nt to last year's OEO legislation which was narrowly defeated. It puts in legislative language the job opportunities in the business section (JOBS) program announced by President Johnson in his State of the Union and manpower messages. Last year the Urban Coalition led attempts to get Senate approval of the provision for public sector jobs. National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M . Linton Tel ephone 293 -1530 �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 27

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  • Text: January 3, 1967 MEMORANDUM TO: The Steering Committee FROM: The Task Force on Educational Disparities The Task Force on Educational Disparities expects to identify special activities at its next meeting on January 8th which will relate its program activities to the local coation level. The Task Force is preparing a summary review of current efforts to eliminate educational disparities now underway across the country. After a review of this material, it is considering a two-day session of intensive discussion with individuals involved in these current efforts. From this meeting the Task Force expects to develop a plan of action on how urban coalitions can move to eliminate educational disparities. �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 36

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building We st / 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. f 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph January 5, 1968 Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr. Director of Governmental Liaison Office of the Mayor City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Dan: We are looking forward to your joining us as a resource panel member on January 12, 1968 at the conference on mobilization of urban coalitions. We are conducting a briefing session for workshop chairmen and resource panel members in the Chart Room of the TimeLife Building (3 4th floor ), in New York City at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 1968. This meeting should adjourn no later than 6:15 p.m. We would certainly hope you can join us at that time . Enclosed i s a copy of our pamphlet, Forming Urban Coalitions, which will be the principal background piece for the January 12, 1968 meeting, in case you have not previously received one . For your information, we are also enclosing a x erox copy of the program text as it went to the printer's last evening. A r oom h as been reserved in you r name f o r the evening o f Thursday , January 11th at the One Fifth Avenue Hot el. Cordially, Christopher M. Mould Associate National Coordinator CMM/alt Encls. National Coordinators : John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 - 1530 �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 37

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  • Text: 8:30 am Registration: 9:30 am OPENING GENERAL SESSION: Presiding: 10:30 am Ne w York University Loeb Student Center Eisner and Lubin Auditorium Andrew Heiskell Co-chairman, The Urban Coalition Welcome: Dr. Allan M. Cartter Chancellor, New York Universi~y Remarks: The Most Rev. John J. Maguire Administrator, Archdiocese of New York Add r ess: James F. Oates, Jr. Chairma o f the Boar d - Chi e f Ex ecut ive Off ice r Equ i t able Life Assurance Soc i ety of the United States MOBILIZATION WORKSHOPS All wo rkshops will dea l with the same series of t opic s . The morning worksho ps will dea l with metho d s o f o rgan iz ing l ocal coalitions. 12 :30 pm LUNCHEON SESSION: Presidi ng: 2:00 pm Eiqner and Lubin Au di tor i um A. Ph i lip Randolph Co-chairman , The Ur b a n Coalitio n Remarks : Dr. Joseph P . Sternstein Rabbi, Temple An sch e Ch esed , New York Ci ty Me mbe r , Ex ecutiv e Committee, New Yo rk Boa r d o f Rabbi s Remark s : Chri s t ian A. Herter , Jr. Chairman , New York Coalition Address : Honorable John V. Lindsay Ma yor of the City of New York MOBILIZATION WORKSHOPS The afternoon workshops will deal with the development of task force activity at the community level in counterpart to the national level task forces on specific urban problems. �-2- 4:15 pm CONCLUDING GENERAL SESSION: Eisner and Lubin Auditorium Presiding: 5:00 pm Ron M. Linton National Coordinator, The Urban Coalition Remarks: Dr. Edler G. Hawkins St. Augustine Presbyterian Church New York City, New York Former Moderator, General Assembly, The United Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Address: Whitney M. Young, Jr. Executive Director, National Urban League Adjournment �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 39

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  • Text: December 11, 1967 MEMORANDUM TO: Members of the Steering Committee Urban Coalition FROM: John Gunther, U.S. Conference of Mayor s Chairma n, Wor king Committee on Organization SUBJECT: The Urban Coalition in 1968 Your Working Committee on Orga ni zation met and based on that meeting and subse quent discussions with individual members of the Working Committee, I submit this report. 1. The Urban Coalition should mntinue its efforts toward assuring an equitable share o f the b e nefits from the nation's economy for the r e side nts of our centr a l citie s. The Urba n Coalition should b e responsive to but independe nt of the individual eleme nts of it. The Coalition should seek to facilitate the impleme ntation of policies developed by it and others and concurred in b y the Coalition. Areas of substa ntive conce rn should be education, emp loyme nt, and h ousing , including relate d community facili t i es and services . The Coa lition should encoura g e the formation of local coalitions to develop and implement plans for the solution of community problems. Thr-=; National Coalition, through local coalitions and b y dire ct action, should supp ort policie s to or d e r private and public prioritie s to mee t the pressing and long n e gle cted n eeds o f the c e ntr a l citie s. The Steering Committee is the governing body of the Coalition and it may add to its number as it dee ms appr op riate. The Steering Commi t tee shall s e l e ct its ch airman or co-chair me n from its membe rs a n d sha ll de t e rmi n e the s ubstan ce of the a re as o f the Coa l iti on a c t i v i ties , estab l i sh a budget and employ a Nationa l Coordin ator . 2. 3. There sha ll b e a Council o f Lo cal Coa l iti ons . This Coun cil will be made u p o f t wo representatives from each l o ca l c o a l ition and it shal l se l ect two o f its members to serve on the nationa l Steering Committee. The Council will serve in an advisory capacity to the Steer ing Committee . . ,. �2 4. Each member of the Ste ering Committee may designate an individual to repr esent him on the Work ing Committee. The Working Committee shall select a chair man or co-chairman from its members, and may establish committees as needed to oversee the implementation of decisions by the Steering Committee, and prepare proposals for the consideration of the Steering Committee. 5. Areas of Coa lition activity will be e x plored in depth by task forces established by the Steering Committee and responsible to the Steering Committee. 6. The Coalition sha ll employ such staff as its budgeted resources permit. The staff will be under the direction of a National Coordinator who may be retained and serve at the pleasure of the Steering Committee. The staff will provide services as necessary to the Steering Committee, the Council of Local Coalitions, the task forces and the Working Committee. 7. Staffing and funding should be planned on a one-year basis; and prior to January 1, 196~ a comprehensive review should be made to asses progress toward the objectives of the Urban Coalition and to make such recommendatioraas may be appropriate for its continuation. �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 43

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  • Text: (2) make a strong plea for job opportunities for all Americans through a combination of private and public pr ograms. We though·c you would be interested in comparing the President's statement with the goal contained in the Urban Coalition's Statement of Principles adopted at the Emergency Convocation: Coalition Goal The President There are some half million unemployed, hard-core unemployed, in our principal cities. We just have to go and find jobs for them . I am going to cal l in the businessmen of America and say one of t wo things have t o h appen: You have to help me go out and find jobs for these people, or we are going to have to find jobs in the Government f or them and offer every one of them a job. I think that is one thing that cou ld be done . I think that will have to be done, as expensiv e as it is . Government and business must accept responsibility -to provide all Americans with opport unity to earn an adequate income. Private industry must greatly accelerate its efforts to recruit, train, and hire the hard-core unemployed . When the pr ivate sector is unable to provide employment to those who are b oth able and willing to work, then in a free society the government must of n e c e ssity assume the responsibility and act as the employer of last resort or must assure adequate i ncome for those who are unable to work. The pre ss interpr eted the President's sta tement as an important new p o licy p o s ition on the gover nment's r esponsibilit y . At a press conference the f ollowing day, Rep . Carl D. Perkins (Ky. ), chairman of the House Educ ation a n d Labor Committee said he would s uppor t whatever bill i n the field o f employment the Pres i d ent sen d s to Congr e s s next year. Providing jobs for tho s e wh o c a n't find private employment, he said, "is the proper r ole f or g ov ernment". EDUCATI ONAL DIS PARI TIES Despite bad weather that clo sed the Detroit airport for s e vera l hours on December 18, seven members o f the Educational Disparities Ta s k Force were able to get tog ether for a schedu led meeting. They held a spirited discussion of t h e problems which exist in thi s a r e a a n d began concentration on tho s e which they felt the Coalition could effectively combat. The Ta sk Force will meet again at 2:30 p.m. on January 8 at the Mayflower Ho tel in Washington. LOCAL COALITIONS Encouragement and assistance in the formation of local urban coalitions continues to receive high priority. During December Washington �(3) D. C., Boston, Baltimore, Plainfield , N. J., Stanford and Bridgeport, Connecticut announced plans for local coalitions. Washington Mayor Walter E . Washington said in a public announcement that citizens have called for the o r ganization of a local coalition "in terms of urgency" generated by the August Emergency Convocation. He emphasized that the local effort must have the support and participation of the Virginia and Maryland suburbs. The nex t regional mobilization conference will be held in New York City on January 12 -- at New York University ' s Loeb Center. EQUAL HOUSING Plans are in progress for a National Action Session on Equal Housing Opportunities to be held in Chicago at the Conrad Hilton Hotel on January 18. The Task Force has concentrated on the completion of program development papers. COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC SUPPORT Two we ll-i llu str ated publications a r e in the wor ks and will soon be ma iled to thos e int e r ested in t h e wo rk of the Coalition . The first is a r e p o rt, inc l uding the tex ts of major addresses , on the Mobili z at ion Confe rence hel d in Chicago o n October 17 . The second will be a similar publicatio n r e p o r tin g on the Privat e Emp l oyme nt Co nfere n ce h eld in Atlanta o n De c e mbe r 1 3. HOUSING, RECONSTRUCTI ON AND INVESTMENT Progre ss cont i nued o n the ma jor wo rking pape r being prepa r e d by t he Task Force as a guide for t h e Coalition in the deve lopme nt o f a long-ra n ge pr o gr am . STEERING COMMITTEE Unavoidab le schedu l i ng pr oble ms for sever a l o f t he principals on the S te e r ing Committee r e su lted in a p o stponement of t h e meeting sche duled fo r De c ember 18 in De troit t o J anuar y 8 in Washington , D. C. The mee t ing wi ll beg in at 7:3 0 p.m. in t he Mayf l ower Hotel . �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 46

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  • Text: r The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington , D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph December 8, 1967 Dear Friend: We have learned that the Plans for Progress is holding a National Conference on Employment for major employers in Washington, D. c. on January 24, 1968, the same date as our Midwestern Regional Conference on Expanding Employment Opportunities. Since many of the same persons would be involved in both conferences, we have agreed to reschedule our Kansas City conference from January 24, 1968, to February 21, 1968. We expect to forward further details on the program in the future . oi2- 'J;? ;;!i d;__ National Coordinator Ron M. Linton National Coordinator National Coordinators: John Feild / Ron M . Linton Telephone 293-1530 �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 52

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  • Text: • MINUTES OF THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE DECEMBER 7, 1967 New York City, N. Y. The Committee met in New York City at 2 East 37th Street at 2 P.M., December 7, 1967. Present were Mr. Asa Spaulding, Chairman, and Mr. Theodore Schlesinger. Mayor Jerome Cavanagh was unable to attend because of severe weather. Staff members present included Mr. Ron Linton, Mr. John Feild and Mr. Alfred Eisenpreis. The Chairman opened the meeting by asking for a general review of the progress being made by the Coalition and the public response to its efforts. The staff and the Committee then discussed recent activities of the Task Forces on Local Coalitions, Private Employment, Communications and Housing. In reviewing the financial report the question was raised concerning the status of the unpaid pledges and the likelihood of their being received. The staff reported that while there had been some delay, the outlook appeared favorable and it was hoped that the projected income would b e realized by the end of January. Mr. Schlesinge~ asked for clarification regarding the relationship between the Urban Coalition and Urban America and the staff reported that they were now completely separate organizations although the earlier relationship had been one of close cooperation between Urban America, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities in bringing the Coalition into being. The Committee nex t turned to the question of future organization in order to evaluate the tentative future budget prepared by th~ staff. The staff reported on the current discussions, concerning futur e organization and indicated that major decisions would have to be made b y the Steering Committee con cer n i ng this in the immediate futu r e. In view of this , Mr . Sch lesin ger pr oposed and Mr. Sp a ulding agreed that it would be mor e appropr iate fo r the Committ e e at th i s stage to r e c omme n d a n i n t e rim b u dge t t han to atte mp t a ny r e c omme n dat i ons c on cern i n g a n annua l b udge t. Accor d ingly, the c ommi ttee a gr e e d t o recommend t o the Steering Committee a n interim budge t f or a thre e month perio d b e y o nd January 3 1 at a mi n imum l e v e l o f $5 0 , 00 0 with the same controls and pro c e dures guiding the operations in order that the Coalition may complete its further organization during this period . This will enable the Steering Conunittee to take into account the recommendations of the various Task Forces and to make som3 judgments concerning the scope of the program . . . �2 The committee indicated it could comment that the projected ·budget prepared by the staff appeared to be reasonable, and could be adjusted upward or downward depending upon the decisions made by the Steering Committee concerning organization. �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 55

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West /1819HStreet, N.W. Washington , D. c. /20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph December 15, 1967 Dear Friend: You are cordially invited to attend a one-day planning conference on mobilization of local coalitions to be held in New York City at Loeb Student Center of New York University on January 12, 1968. This is the third of a series of three regional conferences the Coalition is holding in response to requests from local community leadership across the country for assistance in organizing and programming local action counterparts to the national Urban Coalition. Leadership delegations from cities throughout the eastern part of the United States are expe cted to attend and participate in this meeting. While the major portion of the meeting will be devoted to workshop sessions dealing with the organization and prog rammi ng of local coalition efforts, we will have pertinent a ddresses fr om not only the se ss ion ho s t, May o r John V. Lindsay , but national leaders from business, labor, religion and civil rights. We wil l send y ou a program announceme nt shortly and will look forwa r d to see ing y ou in New York on Janua r y 1 2th. Cord ially , (( ~)w, ff~ ~ Andrew Heiskell Co- cha irma n /~L !~,_/4/7 Phiiip ' Rando lph , / LAj A. Co- ch ai rma n National Coordinators : John <=e,ld / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 -1530 �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 60

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. c. f 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph MEMORANDUM TO: Working Committee Members FROM: John Feild and Ron Linton, National Coordinators SUBJECT: Luncheon for Washington Representatives DATE: November 10, 1967 Steering Committee Co-Chairmen A. Philip Randolph and Andrew Heiskell feel that the Washington representatives of organizations who have evidenced an interest in The Urban Coalition ought to be fully apprised of Coalition action and programs particularly as they relate to the Washington scene. As a first step in developing a continuing relationship with Washington-based representatives of our supporters, we have invited them to a luncheon at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Washington at 11:45 on November 20th . Mayor John Lindsay will join us to discuss with our guests the range and importance of Coalition activity here in Washington. We are als.o--inv-i-t:-i-ng all the members of the Coalition Working Committee to attend tl}is luncheon. Please advise Mrs. Marcia Greene (202/293-1530) at your earliest convenience if you will or will not be able to attend. National Coordmators John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 1530 �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 3

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  • Text: .,; The Urban Coalition I 1815 H Street, N.W. Wash ington , D.C. 20006 Telephone : 347-9630 CHAIRMAN : John W. Gardner CO-CHAIRMEN : Andrew Heiskell/ A . Philip Randolph • June 19, 1968 Mr. Dan Sweat, representing Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Sweat: Last month I joined the national Urban Coalition staff and, I am now your principal contact with the national Coalition. I have assumed primary responsibility, along with my colleagues, for advising and rendering technical assistance to Local Coalitions in the Southeastern States. My colleagues and I have or will be visiting you in the very near future to become acquainted with your efforts and to discuss ways in which the national Coalition may be of assistance to you. Enclosed for your information is a list of the cities in our region reporting the organization of a local Coalition along with the names of the persons to be contacted in that Coalition. I look forward Director J D:cds Enclos ure to being of service to you . �The Urban Coalition 1815 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006 Telephone : 347-9630 • CHAIRMAN : John W. Gardner CO.CHAIRMEN: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph June 13, 1968 Dan Sweat City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Dan, Enclosed is an outline of some of the points I would like to discuss with you and any other community leader involved with the local coalition that you would believe it useful for me to talk to during my Jun~ 17 visit. I know that the Atlanta effort has not progressed to the point where many of the questions are relevant, but we can focus on those that are. Looking forward to seeing you around 10:00 a.m. ohn Dean Associate Di rector The Urban Coalition JD/ae Encl. �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 8

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  • Text: SOUTH LLOYD M . ALLE N MAY OR FAIR BEND HUMAN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS PRACTICES AND COMMISSION 214 NORTH MAIN STREET • SOUTH BEND, INDIANA 46601 GEORGE V. • TELEPHONE 288-9161 EXT. 295 or 296 COMMISSIONERS LEO A. NEWMAN Chairman RICHARD D. BONEWITZ MRS. MILTON BUTTS WILLIAM A. HOSINSKI ARTHUR SHIREMAN JAMES W. SILVER BERNARD W. STREETS JOHN H. TIDWELL LOUIS A. TIEDGE May 2, 1968 Staff Secretary VERA BRECHTEL Dear Mayor : Your city is listed on The Urban Coalition Action Report as one which has established a local co a litiono Our Mayor - Hon . Lloyd M. Allen - has formed a Technical Advisory Committee to explore the application of the Urban Coalition concept to our city. As a member of this committee, I am seeking information from you regarding the following items : · (1) What procedure did your city adopt in planning your Coalition? Ple a se b e as specific a s possib le. (2) Wh at is the struc t ure of y our Ur ban Coa lition? (Re pre sentation , number o f p erson s involve d , e tc.} ( 3) How e ffective is it thus f ar? ( 4) Is t he re a nyt h i n g either i n t he planning o r as your Coalition is f ormed whi ch y o u would do differently on the basi s of y our experience? I am mindful of t he busy schedul e o f a l l of us in government but our city will be d e eply grate ful to you for shar ing y ou r e x p e rience with us. Thank y ou for your coope r ation. S ince rely you r s , CJ~~ (. h,n: ~ .GJorge V o Neagu, Executive Director GVN/vb ~ 7 NEAGU E XE C UTIV E DI RE CTOR CITY HALL BUILDING �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 18

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West /1819HStreet, N . W. Washington, D . c. /20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph February 26, 1968 MEMORANDUM TO: Public Relations Representatives of Steering Committee Members FROM: Joseph H. Allen, President, McGraw-Hill Publications and Co-Chairman, Task Force on Communications and Public Support of The Urban Coalition SUBJECT: Meeting of Public Relations Representatives, March 8, 1968, New York City As you know, the members of the Steering Committee of The Urban Coalition have provided fine leadership in the Coalition's efforts to stimulate national action on the problems of the cities. We feel that the public relations directors of the organizations represented on the Steering Committee--or people who sometimes act in a public relations capacity--can make a meaningful contribution to this great effort. We think you will also find it helpful to be fully informed about Coalition activities. You are invited to attend a meeting planned exclusively for the public relations people at the Time-Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New York City, on March 8th. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in the 8th floor auditorium. Following the session, TimeLife will host a social hour and buffet supper. John w. Gardner has advised me that he plans to attend the meeting. This will afford us the opportunity to discuss with him the present and future activities of the Coalition. We will appreciate hearing at an early date whether you can be with us. Please leave word with Mrs. Marcia Greene at the Coalition office {202 / 293 - 1530) . National Coordinators · John Feild / Ron M . Linton Telephon e 293-1530 �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 19

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION FOR URBAN COALITIONS The Urban Coalition will provide leadership of local coalitions with a weekly summary of information about the status of national legislation important to solving the problems of the cities and particularly legislation bearing on the primary objectives of the Coalition. Javits-Yarborough Bill Would Increase OEO Funds: Senators Jacob Javits (R-N.Y.) and Ralph Yarborough (D-Texas) introduced a bill last week to tack $150 million for OEO onto a FY 1968 supplemental appropriations bill already passed by the House. Javits, along with Senators Edward Brooke (R-Mass.) and Fred Harris (D-Okla.) also testified in support of the measure, as did Mayor John Lindsay of New York. The Committee will meet in executive session Monday, March 4 to decide whether or not to add the extra funds. Attached is a fact sheet prepared before the Javits-Yarborough measure was introduced which gives further insight into the need for a supplemental appropriation. HUD-Agriculture Cooperation Proposed for Rural Development: '11he President's farm message (February 27) reveals a move to settle debate over responsibility for federal urban development programs in rural areas. Apparently Agriculture will not be permitted to expand its own kit of community development programs, but will coordinate other agency programs in the country's more rural areas. HUD, for example, will enter into agreements with Agriculture for Agriculture t o admi nister certain HUD programs in rural areas in accordance with HUD standards. Similar arrangements will be developed between Agriculture and other agencies. '11h e message called for increased federal assistance in providing housing a n d employment in rural areas. It recommended reducing inte r es t r ates and expanding eligibility fo r rural housing loan prog r ams a n d insur ing that rent supplements are available outs i de urba n a r eas. It a l s o p r ovided for c r edi t p rog r ams and cons truc tion loans for firm s loc a ting in rural r egions, a n d a broaden ed job tra ining. Housing and Urban Developme nt Act of 1968: Legislation to imple ment the President's Cities Message was introduced February 26 and 27: S.3029 (Sparkman, D-Ala.) and H. R.15624 (Patman, D-Texas). Hearings begin in Senator John Sparkman's Senate Housing Subcommittee March 5, National Coordinators: John Feild / Ron M . Linton Telephone 293-1530 �National Legislative Information For Urban Coalitions Page 2 and Rep. William Barrett's (D-Pa.) House Housing Subcommittee March 12. Mayor James H.J. Tate of Philadelphia, will testify before the Senate group March 7 and before the House Subcommittee March 14. Hearings will also consider riot insurance bills: The National Insurance Development Corporation Act of 1968, S.3028 and H.R.15625. Details of the 1968 program will be the subject of a forthcoming analysis. House Appropriations Subcommittee (Evins, D-Tenn., Chmn.) will open hearings March 18 on HUD FY 1969 budget requests. Several mayors representing NLC will appear March 27. �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 23

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  • Text: I_ January 3, 1968 MEMORANDUM TO: The Steering Committee FROM: The Task Force on Local Coalitions The Emergency Convocation, held in August, appealed to communities across the country to form counterpart local coalitions. This appeal was predicated on the knowledge that achie vement of the goals adopted by The Urban Coalition is depende nt upon the d e gre e to which active support for those goals develops in a significant number or urban communities. The Urban Coalition also r e cognized that mere l y issuing an appe al for formation of local coalitions would not be sufficie nt. The Task Force on Local c6alitions was created to assist communities in establishing coalitions. As of December 31, 1967, nineteen local coalitions had been created. A minimum of ten more and possibly as many as twenty may be formed in Janua ry 1968. An o r ganizing committee, to prepare f o r conve ning the n ewly author iz ed Na tiona l Council of Urban Coalitions, is scheduled to meet in Washington on January 29, 1968, at the Mayflower Hotel. The re sponse to the Conv oca tion call f o r c ounterp ar t c oa l i tions was o verwhelmi ng , measu red b y the volume o f reques t s from community leadership acro ss the country for organizing and programmi ng assistance . The number of s uch r equests was b e yond t h e c apa city of the small national c oord i n ating sta f f to service . The d ecisio n was there fo re made t o convene three regional conferences f o r c ommun i ty leadership i nterested in mobilizin g coalitions. To date, two such conferences have been held, one in Chicago, in Octobe r, and a second in San Francisco, the end o f No vember. The aggregate attendance at these two meetings r epresented over ninety different cities in the west and mid-west. A third conference for the eastern part of the country will be held on January 12th in New York City. �Page Two Report to the Steering Committee Our second approach to assisting communities is in the form of Guidelines, which have been carefully developed by a Task Force working group and the coordinating staff. The Guidelines, a copy of which was recently sent to each of you, have now been printed in pamphlet form. The pamphlet will serve not only to explain the nature and purpose of The Urban Coalition, but to counsel community leadership on possible approaches to community mobilization. The need for action task forces as the working arms of local coalitions has been stressed both in the planning conferences and the Guidelines. As these local task forces emerge, mutual benefit will result from working relationships with the counterpart national task forces. Once the regional conference schedule has been completed, the task force will meet to evaluate progress to date and to map plans for future action. We e xp e ct to inte nsify efforts to stimulate organizing efforts in specific communities in many of which mayoralty campaigns, this fall, precluded coalition formation. In effect, this means a shift from a wholesale to a retail approach which will have to be selective because of the very limited staff and funds now available. However, we anticipate assistance in the se mobilization efforts from all those organizations and constituencies represented on the Steering Committee and, importantly , from the ranks of already operative local urban coalitions. �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 26

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  • Text: January 3, 1968 MEMORANDUM TO: Steering Committee FROM: Task Force on Legislation SUBJECT: Legislative Program for 1968 The two major Congressional issues in the Congress this year of paramount interest to the Coalition will be: 1) 2) The Proposed Emergency Employment Program; and Hous ing for low and mode r ate income families. On the issue of the Emergency Employment Program (the Public Service Employment Program) the President has indicated that the Administration will propose appropriate legislation if adequate r esources cannot be made available i n pri vate indus t ry. Congres s man Pe rk i ns of Kentuck y, Chairman o f the House Educ a tion Committee, promptly supported such legislation and offered to introduce an appropriate bill i n the House of Representatives. The program being discussed is basica lly patterned after the recommendations made by the Coal ition in its August 1967 Convocation. Senator Cla r k o f Pennsylva nia, Chairman o f t h e Labor Committee 's Sub commi ttee on Employme n t has indi c ate d tha t h e will re intr oduce a new and improved version of the Clark -Jav its-Prouty Bill which nearly passed the Senate l a st year . Senator Clark e xpects to a nno unc e hearings on the measure befo re the end of Fe bruary. All o f t h e maj o r u rban d e v e lopment programs s u ch as p ubl ic housing , urban renewal , mass transpo r t a t i o n, e tc., must be extend ed and anti-po verty legi slatio n must als o be refu nde d. Al s o ma jor l egi s la t i v e r e commenda tions a re in t he p r ocess o f b eing f o r mulated by the Kaiser Committee o n Urban Ho using . The Task Force r e commends that the Co a l ition can mo st r e alistical ly expect t o ma k e i t self helpful in achi e ving impro ved hous ing pro grams by deferri n g any a c tion on i ts own u nti l it h as had a cha n ce t o study the Kaiser Committee Re port. But the Coalition and its me mber s s hould act immediately to mars hall s upp o rt f o r a n Emergency Emp loyment pro gram a s end orsed b y the August Convention . Th is can be d o ne most effec t i vely by communicati ng support f o r such l egi slation to members of Congress. Chairman Perkins should be encouraged to introduce an appropriate bill. Al l Senato rs s hould be urged . t o j oin Senator Cl a rk as a co-sponsor for the Clark-Javits -Pro uty Bi ll. �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 28

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  • Text: January 3, 1968 ORGANIZATIONAL PROPOSAL INTRODUCTION The Steering Committee of the Urban Coalition will decide January 8 the future nature of the Coalition . Essential to this is a decision on the organizational structure to be utilized for reaching Coalition goals. Currently, the Urban Coalition is an ad hoc steering committee loosely related to some 1,200 individuals who attended the August Convocation. The Steering Committee has spawne d seven task forces and created a small profe ssion al staf f wh ich serves the tas k fo r ces under t h e direction of two national coordinators. Functionally, there are two elements comprising Coalition activities. One is catalytic and the other is direct action. These two elements must be reconciled in the organizational structure. PROPOSAL It is proposed that two companion structures be created: one to conduct the direct action activities, the second to undertake the catal y tic role. Ca t a lyti c Structure The organ i z a t ion al structure o f t h e catalytic element would b e a non- profit corporation directe d by a Board of Governors. It would have a mode r ate service a n d support staff headed by an e xecutive di re ctor. The t a sk forces of t he p resent Steering Committee would become the program commi t t ees o f t he non-pro f i t c orpor ati on. The o bjectives o f th is o rganization would be to identify the pro blems fo r which it would un dertake r esear ch and s tudy; deve l op so l utions and program ideas; a nd prov i de res our c e s a n d service t o l ocal c o alitio n s . The o rganizat i o n' s f u n di ng capab il ity should be substantial eno ugh to all ow i t to pro vide matching g r ants for local projects undertaken by local coalitio ns. This organization should be funded for at least a three or possibly five-year perio d at a n annual rate o f $5, 000 , 000 . St aff support would require appro ximately $5 00 , 000 . The balance would be used for matching funds to local coalitions which would conduct action projects and for supporting contracts with existing organizations to do special research projects. �( 2) Membership on the Board of Governors would be available to all of the current members of the Steering Committee. The Board of Governors would elect the officers. The president or chairman should be a person of national reputation. The Action Organization The organizational structure would be an ad hoc Steering Committee, just as now exists, with committees where required and no staff. Its funding requirements would be minimal. Staff support would come from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities. Its activities would encompass taking positions on national policy matters and making efforts to insure that the national policy decisions became those of the government. �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 31

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  • Text: January 8, 1968 STATUS REPORT - LOCAL COALITIONS Cities in which a coalition has been announced and/or a steering or organizing committee is operative: Atlanta, Ga. Los Angeles, Calif. Baltimore, Md. Minneapolis, Minn. Boston, Mass. New York, N. Y. Bridgeport, Conn. Norfolk, va. Dayton, Oh io Oakland , Calif. Denver , Colo. Pas adena, Calif. Detroit, Mich. Plainfield , N. J. Fresno, Cal if . Riversid e , Calif. Gary, I n d. Saginaw, Mi ch. Huntsville, Ala. San Diego, Calif . Indianapo l i s, Ind . Stamford, Conn . Joli e t, Ill. Tacoma, Wash. Kansas City, Kans .Kans a s c ity, Mo . Washington , D. C. Winsto n - Sal em, N. C. �
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Box 7, Folder 8, Document 32

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N . w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: And rew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph January 10, 1968 Dear Mayor: The response of the nation's cities to The Urban Coalition's August call for mobilization of community urban coalitions has been considerable. The number of communities where coalitions have been mobilized is substantial. A significant number of additional communities are known to be moving quickly through the initial organization phase. The Urban Coalition looks forward to convening in the first quarter of 1968 a national meeting of representatives from organized urban coalitions to form a Council of Urban Coalitions . The Council would not only play a role in the affairs of the national Coalition but constitute a vehicle for serving the mutual interests of member urban coalitions in information dissemination and program development. In this connection, we would appreciate from you at the earliest opportunity a status report on coalition mobilization in your community. In a ddition, it would assist us greatly if you would advise the National Coordinators of the name and address of the most appropriate person in your city with whom they can confer subsequently on coalition matters. We look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, //·, ; I ). l,.,1'. ·" ..: 1 Andrew Heiskell Co-chairman '.( Phil / I I • . ( ._A /? p .. A'I.,.' Randolph · · / I Co- chairman . t ' /.. ~ I I 'J.-1- ' f 1 National Coordinators John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 -1530 �
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