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The Urban Coalition Perle
Washington, D. C. 20006
Telephone: (202) 223-9500
CHAIRMAN: John W. Gardner
CO-CHAIRMEN: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph
August 26, 1969
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
At its last meeting the Executive Committee of the Coalition
adopted a statement on the welfare reforms proposed by
President Nixon. A copy is enclosed for your study. A
special subcommittee, chaired by Mr. Whitney M. Young, will
be meeting in September to plan further steps to implement the
position of the Coalition in supporting an income maintenance
The Executive Committee reached other key decisions on housing,
public service employment, a minority contractors institute
proposal, and on several administrative matters. The minutes
of the meeting and supporting papers are enclosed, and I'm
sure will be of interest to you.
A new schedule of Steering Committee meetings for the remainder
of this year and through 1970 has been adopted. The Steering
Committee meeting originally scheduled for September 24 has
been cancelled. The next Steering Committee meeting will be
December 10 in Washington at 3:00 p.m.
I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
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Executive Vice President pA l
ce: Mr. Dan Sweat