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CITY OF p.;_ I.JANTA.
CITY HALL
October 11, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
T o : Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
From:
Subj ect:
Dan S w eat
R e port on U r b a n C oalition M eeting,
O ctob e r 9 , N ew Y o r k C ity
The me e ting of the Ste ering Committee of the National Urb an
C oaliti on d e v e lope d i n t o quite a stalemate on the que stion of
whe the r or n ot public policy position s s h o uld b e take n b y the
g r o u p.
M o st M a y o rs pre s ent - L indsay, C avana g h , Graham a nd
p erhaps N aftalin, a s we ll as s o m e C ivil Ri ght s, E duc ation
and R e lig i on re pr esentatives fe lt t h e u r gent necessity for
t he C oal iti on to communicat e a pol icy posit ion to the C o n gress
on such pressing matters as the Welfare Amendments,
P overty Bill , e t c .
Business r epresentat ives, noteably F reder i ck Cl ose and G eral d
P h i llip p e, felt any policy stat ements is s u ed as a C oalition on
controversial l egislation would jeopardi ze anticipated support
for the Coalition by Business.
They were greatly upset by t h e Coalition 1 s statement on t h e
C l ark- J avits Amendment to the Poverty Bil l.
After a two hour debate the committee voted t o adopt a policy
which states: 1 1 The C o alition shall take public policy positions
except where a sub stantial or intense disagreement emerges. 11
�Mayor Allen
Page Two
October 11, 1967
What this all amounted to was a stalemate on the question of
whether or not the Coalition, as an organization, will lobby
for urban legislation.
I feel that it is imperative for the Congress to have an idea of
the thinking of a group as potentially powerful as the Urban
Coalition, but can understand the problem of the business
representatives, who really cannot speak for any business
except their own.
The Committee adopted a budget of $100,000 for the period
August 1, 1967 - January 31, 1968. (Copy attached.)
It also heard reports from the Task F o rces on Local C o alitions,
C o mmunication, Reconstruction and Urban H o using, Equal
Opportunity in H o using, E d ucational Disparities, Private
Employment , and Legislation.
The Private Employment Task Force noted it planned to
consider setting up pilot meetings in thr e e cities , including
Atlanta t o consid er methods for e stablishing private busine ss
coalitions .
The n ext m ee tin g of the C o alition 1s sche dul e d for Decemb e r 18 ,
possibly in D e troit .
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�BUDGET AUGUST 1, 1967 - JANUARY 31, 1968
Salaries:
Professional Staff (7)
Clerical (5)
Employer Contributions
$43,000
11,500
1,500
$ 56,000
Program Expenses:
Conferences and meetings
Mailings]
Publications and printing
Consultant fees
$ 3,000
2,500
8,000
5,000
18,500
Operating Expenses :
Office Rent
Furniture Rental
Equipment Rental
Telephone and Telegraph
Office Supplies
Insurance
Travel ·
Subscriptions
$ 4,600
3,600
600
1,200
1,500
250
5,200
50
17,000
August Convocation
TOTAL
8,500
~100,000
�ATLANTA,GEORGIA
F ro m - Da n E. Swea t, Jr.
Dir ecto r o f Gove rnm e nta l Li a i s on
FORM 25-12
�October 9, 1967
MEMORANDUM FROM:
Legislative Task Force
TO:
Steering Committee, Urban Coalition
SUBJECT:
Report of Legislative Task Force
Job Program:
The Legislative Task Force has for the last few weeks
concentrated on developing support for the Clark-Javits Emergency
Employment Act.
As originally drafted, the bill did not secure the support of
several key Senators. We worked with Senator Prouty of Vermont and
Senators Clark, Javits, and Scott, arriving at a compromise version
which provided for increased private participation. The compromise
was defeated 47 to 42, in spite of substantial Republican support.
This was accomplished with limited Steering Committee support.
The Task Force is nevertheless encouraged. Because of the
narrow margin and the generally good support, an emergency work
program will be reintroduced soon. We are cooperating with
Senators Clark and Javits in drafting the measure.
Senator Clark's Poverty Subcommittee will hold hearings soon
a fter the bill is introduced. Steering Committee members will be
asked to testify.
A s i milar eme rgency employment bill is being considere d in the
House and if he a rings are held Steering Committee members can e xpect
to be aske d to test i fy .
143.215.248.55
R~!at ed f143.215.248.55 e s s i onal Leg i slation
Two other measures now pending s hould receive the f ull attention
of the Urban Coalition a s i nt e gral compone nts of the job problem .
First, the welfare ame ndment s which include a provision requiring
all "employable' 1 welfare recipients to ente r training programs or
the job market, or lose their welfare payments. The negative
impact in the ghetto will be great if this provision stands. The
Urban Coalition should take a strong stand against this proposal.
Second, in the House the Administration's poverty amendments
are in dire trouble and in all likelihood will be changed
substantia lly.
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Recommendations
The Task Force recommends that the Steering Committee become
actively involved in behalf of these measures. It recommends that
the Legislative Task Force be authorized to arrange for testimony
by Steering Committee members and take such other action to support
the policy approved on these three measures.
�REPORT ON LOCAL COALITIONS
Indicated below are the cities from which The Urban Coalition has received
either from the mayor or other connnunity leadership expressions of interest in
forming local counterpart coalitions. We are now in the process of exploring
the reality of that interest in these cities and the possibility of Coalition
assistance in response to requests for organizing and progrannning help.
Phoenix, Arizona
Saginaw, Michigan
Little Rock, Arkansas
St. Paul, Minnesota
Compton, California
Kansas City, Missouri
Oakland, California
St. Louis, Missouri
Pasadena, California
University City, Missouri
Richmond, California
Omaha, Nebraska
Riverside, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
San Bernadina , California
Atlantic City, New Jersey
San Di ego, Cali fornia
Paterson, New Jersey
San Francisco, California
Buffalo, New York
Denver, Colorado
Syracuse, New York
Ha rtford, Connect i cut
Char lotte , Nor t h Carolina
New Haven, Connect i cut
Fargo, Nor th Dakota
Wilming t on, Delaware
Akron, Ohi o
Savannah , Georgia
Ci ncinna ti , Ohio
Honolul u, Hawa i i
Col umbus, Ohio
Chicago , Illinois
Portland , Oregon
Des Mo ines , Iowa
Pittsburgh, Penn sylvania
Kansas Ci t y, Kansas
Pr ovidence , Rhode Is land
Topeka, Kan sas
Cha t tanooga, Tenn.
Lexingt on, Ken t ucky
Nashvi lle, Tenn .
Louisv i l le , Kentucky
Sea ttle , Wa shsngton
Ba lt imore , Maryl and
Tacoma, Wash ington
Boston , Ma s s achusett s
Beloit, Wiscons i n
J a ckson , Michigan
Madison , Wisconsin
This list does not include cities where we are informed local counterpart organizations are either already formed or nearing formation. Those cities are as follows:
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Atlanta, Georgia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Detroit, Michigan
New York, New York
A full report on these efforts will be made at the Steering Committee meeting
on October 9th.
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· Oc tober 9, 19 67 Steering Committee Meeting Acc eptance s
Principals to attend:
Mr. Walter Reuther
Honorable Joseph Barr
Honorable Milton Graham
Dr . Arthur Flemming
Mr . Joseph D. Keenan
Mr. Gerald L . Phillippe
Mr. Frederi ck Cl o se
Honorable John V. Lindsay
Honorable Jerome P. Cavanagh
Honorable Arthur Naftalin
Mr. Arnold Aronson
Mr . A. Philip Rando l ph
Mr. Andrew Heiskell
Mr . Asa T. Spaulding
Mr. David Sullivan
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Princ i pals not attending but represen t ed by :
Rabbi Henry Siegman
Mr. Wa l ter Fauntroy
Mr . Andrew Biemiller
Ms gr . Gre gory Mooney
Mr. Jack Dav ie s
Mr. Alfred Ei senpreis
Mr . Ve rnon Jordan
Mr . All en Me rr ell
Mr. Clar enc e Mitchell
Mr. Cha r l e s Mo ell er
Mr. Guichard Parris
Mr . Jo hn J . She ehan
Mr. Philip Sorenson
Mr . David Stahl
Mr . Dan Swea t
Mr . Robe rt Roe
Mr . All en Pr it chard
Mr. Willi am Sl a y ton
Dr . Roy Hamilton
II I. . Ta sk Forc e Pe r s onne l
Dr. s. P . Mar land
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Rabbi J a cob P. Rudin )
Dr. Ma rtin Luther King )
· Mr. Ge~ r ge Meany )
Ar chbishop J ohn F . Dearden)
Mr. David Rockefeller )
Mr. Theodore Schles i n ger)
Mr . John Wh e eler-)
M~. Henry Ford II)
Mr. Roy Wilkins)
Mr. Gilbert W. Fitzhugh)
Mr . Whitney Young , Jr . )
Mr . I. W. Abel)
Mr . J . Irwin Mille r )
Honorable Richard Daley )
Honorable Ivan Allen , Jr . )
Mr. Roy As h)
Honorable James H. J . Tate)
Mr. James Rouse)
Honorable John Collins)
Supe ri nten dent of Schools, Pittsburgh, Task
Force on Educational Disp a rities
Potomac Institute, Task Force on Communi cati on s
Pres i dent , Johnson Publications , Ta sk Fo r ce
on Communications
President , McGraw-Hill Publications , Ta sk
Force on Communica tions
Mr. Ha rold Fl eming
John Johnson
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Mr. J . H. All en
I V. Other Representat i v es
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Clifton Henry
James Hamil t·on
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�ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
By the National Coordinators:
October 9, 1967
FACILITIES
A short-term (6 month) lease was executed in late September for
1900 square feet of space in the Federal Bar Building West (1819 H Street,
N .W .); and the coordinating office was completely moved in and functioning by September 2 6 . The decision to move from 1717 Massachusetts
Avenue, where Urban America is located, was made after it was determined
that the 1300 square feet of space at the 1717 Building would have cost
$7,000 to remodel and the remodeling, taken a month to complete. No
remodeling costs were incurred in the Bar Building lease. Furniture and
equipment has been obtained on short-term rental contracts.
PUBLICATIONS
Weekly reports on coordinating staff activities to be sent to Steering Committee and Working Committee members have been initiated. A
monthly action report will be sent the last of each month to the entire
mailing list . The roster of those who registered for the Convocation was
mailed t he week of October 2, and the full pr oceedings of the Convocat ion
will be mailed i n late October . Agenda paper s wi ll be mailed at least a
week prior to all Steering Committee meetings and minutes of St eer ing
Committee and w orki ng commi ttee meetings , mailed immediately a ft er meetings.
PERSONN EL
Budget limita ti ons have held the the nationa l coordi na tor s' full-time
paid staff to fo ur profe s s i onal a nd five clerical. However, arra ngeme nt s
ha v e be e n made with the Pot omac Ins titute a nd the Souther n Reg i ona l
Counc il t o pr ovide exte n s ive part-time ass is t ance fr om Mr. James Gibson
a nd Mr. Vernon Jordon. The full-tim e pr of e ssi ona ls ar e Mr . C hristopher
Mould , Mr. Mel Cotton, Miss Olga C orey for pr e ss r el a ti on s , and
Mr s. Mary Terpak as administra tive c oordina tor . Severa l c omponent organizati ons of the Coalition have indicated that a dditiona l personnel will
be available on a loaned basis as ne eded.
FINANCES AND BUDGET
At the August 23 Steering Committee meeting, a tentativ e generalized
budget was approved. Attached is an adjusted budget, based upon exper ience and more accurate projections. The August Convocati on occurred
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October 9, 1967
Page 2
prior to the institution of financial arrangements, and the cost has been
listed as a lump-sum item rather than distributed under individual catagories.
The Convocation costs totaled $21,735, more than twice the anticipated costs
and substantially more than can be budgeted and still maintain realism in
the balance of budget needs .
Through September 15, expenses and obligations totaled $30,214.41.
Projected expenses based on the attached budget, September 15 to
January 31, are $83,000. Thus current the budget has been exceeded by
$13,214, as a result of the Convocation.
PROPOSED FINANCIAL AND BUDGET CONTROL
Problems of financing the Coalition can be expected to continue to
arise. While the national coordinators have accepted responsibility for
managing the finances of the Coalition and the Conference of Mayors has
agreed to serve as fiscal agent, it is believed that the Steering Committee
should be more directly involved. Therefore, it is recommended that a
three-member Budget and Finance Committee be appointed from the Steering Committee.
Attachment
�ATTACHED IS A REVISED AND COMPLETE REPORT FROM THE WORKING SUB-COMMITTEE
ON ORGANIZATION.
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�DRAFT
10/4/67
REPORT OF SPECIAL WORKING SUB-COMMITTEE ON ORGANIZATION
In recognition of the importance of agreement and clarity as to procedure
for an ad hoc group such as The Urban Coalition, on September 21st the
National Coordinators proposed the establishment of a representative committee
drawn from the Working Committee to consider two questions:
1.
What procedures should be adopted to enable the
Steering Committee to develop and implement public
policy positions?
2.
What organizational structure should the Coalition develop? .
The Committee consists of the following members:
Rabbi Richard Hirsch, Chairman (Synagogue Council of America)
Wayne Smithy (Ford Motor Company)
Alfred Eisenpreis (Allied Stores)
Andrew Biemiller (AFL-CIO)
Peter Tufo (New York City)
Bayard Rustin (A. Philip Randolph)
Harold Fleming (Potomac Institute)
PUBLIC POLICY POSITIONS
Generally speaking, the public policy positions of The Urban Coalition should
be achieved by consensus.
Occasionally, however, it is likely that individual
members of the Steering Committee may, for good and sufficient reason, wish to
dissent or express reservations.
This is to be expected and should be provided
for with a procedural agreement that will enable the Coalition to act, at the
same time protecting the interests of those in disagreement.
should be simple and clear.
Such procedures
They should be limited to public policy positions.
(The normal administrative affairs of The Urban Coalition should be governed
by regular parliamentary procedure with simple majority approval serving as
the basis for action). In so far as possible, advance notice shall be given
of public policy questions to be on the agenda of any meeting. Issues of
public policy not on the advance agenda may be added to the agenda f or discussion at the meeting with the approval of a majority of those present.
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The following procedures are proposed with respect to public policy positions
of The Urban Coalition:
1.
A quorum shall be a majority of the Steering Committee.
2.
Any Steering Committee member may be represented by an alternate.
3.
Public policy decisions will be made only by the Steeri ng Committee.
4.
Only those approving (voting YES) will be listed in public statements.
5.
It is understood that each Steering Committee member is free to determine
the form and extent of his participation in any act ivities to implement
any public policy position taken by The Urban Coal i t i on.
6.
Members of the Steering Committee, or their alternates, may vot e YES,
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NO, or may ABSTAIN.
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Polling t he Steering Committee will ordinari l y not be necessary.
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the need occur, it should be l i mi ted as f ar as possibl e to implementation
of t hose issues upon which t he Steering Committee has a l ready acted.
Such
special polls should be communicated in writing or by telegram with a specified response date indicated .
Such emergency polls shall be governed
by the procedures outlined above f or determing a ll public policy positions .
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
In order to be effective, the Steering Committee of the Urban Coalition should
not be substantially enlarged beyond its present number.
For the present, the
task force concept can provide ample opportunity for enlarged participat i on in
the program interests of the Coalition.
The leadership and members of the
task forces can report to and meet with the Steering Committee as needed.
Persons can be enlisted to work on proj ects as they arise.
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�As counterpart local coalitions are formed, however, or as existing coalition
groups express their desire to support and work for the goals of the Urban
Coalition, provision· will have to be made to channel and coordinate these
groups .
It is recommended, therefore, that the Steering Committee authorize
the establishment of a Council on Local Coalitions.
Local groups affirming
their support of the Statement of Principles, Goals and Commitments and having
memberships that reflect the elements · of the National Steering Committee shall
be invited to designate two representatives to serve on the Council.
At an early date, a meeting of the Council will be convened for the purpose
of exchanging views, making recommendations to the national Steering Committee,
and electing two representatives to serve on the national Steering Committee.
Staff services for the Council will be provided by the national coordinating
staff.
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October 9, 19 67 Steer i ng Cotrnnittee Meet ing Ac c eptances
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Principals to attend:
Mr. Walter Reuther
Honorable joseph Barr
Hono rable Milton Graham
Dr. Arthur Flemming
Mr. _Joseph D. Keenan
Mr. Gerald L . Phillippe
Mr . Frederick Close
Honorable John V. Lindsay
Honorable Jerome P . Cava nagh
Honorable Arthur Naftalin
Mr. Arnold Aronson
Mr. A. Phil 1p Randolph
Mr . Andrew Heiske ll
Mr. Asa T. Spaulding
Mr. David Sullivan
II .
Principals not attending but rep resen t ed by :
Rab bi Henry Siegman
Mr. Walt er Fauntroy
Mr . Andrew Biemill er
Msg r. Gre gory Mooney
Mr. J ack Davie s
Mr . Alfred Eise npreis
Mr . Vernon Jord an
Mr. Allen Merrell
Mr. Cla rence Mitchell
Mr . Char l es Moe ller
Mr . Guich ard Parris
Mr . Jo hn J. Sheehan
Mr . Philip Sor en son
Mr . David Stahl
Mr . Dan Sweat
Mr . Robert Roe
Mr. Allen Prit char d
Mr. William Slayton
Dr . · Roy Hamil ton
Task Force Personnel
Dr. s. P. Mar land
III.
Mr . Harold Fleming
Mr.· John Johnson
Mr. J. H. Allen
IV.
Rabbi Jacob P. Rudin)
Dr . Martin Luther King )
Mr. George Mea ny )
Ar c hbi shop John F. Dearden)
Mr . David Rockefeller)
Mr. Theodore Schle sing er)
Mr. Jo hn Wheeler )
Mr. Henry Ford II )
Mr . Roy Wilkins)
Mr . Gilbert W. Fi t zhu gh)
Mr . Whitney Youn g , Jr.)
Mr . I. W. Abel)
Mr . J. Irwin Miller)
Honorable Richard Da ley)
Hono rable Ivan Allen, J r. )
Mr . Roy Ash )
Honorable James H. J. Tate)
Mr. J ames Rous e)
Honorable John Collin s )
Superintendent of Schools, fittsbur gh , Task
Force on Educational Disp arit i es
Potomac Ins titute , Task Force on Communications
President, Johnson Publications , Task Forc e
on Connnunications
Presid ent, McGraw-Hill Publica tions, Task
Force on Communications
Other Representativ e s
Jack Conway
Bob Walter
Clifton Henry
James Hamil ton
Mr. M. A. Sloan
Mr. Melvin Mi ster
Mr. Tom Hannigan
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Mr. Andrew Heiskell
Mr. A. Philip Randolph
Co-Chairmen
Urban Coalition Steering Corrl:mittee
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N. W.
Washingtoni, D. C.
Regret I will be unable to attend the meeting in New York
City on Monday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. However, Dan
Sweat will represent me.
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
Send the above message, sub;ect to the terms on back hereof, which ore hereby ogreecl lo
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�URBAN COALITION MEETING IN NEW YORK:
Monday, Octob e r 9:
Unite d Flight 3 6 0
D e part 11:55 a. m .
Arrive 1: 4 5 p. m.
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Lunch S e r ve d
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Tue sday, October 10:
E aste r n Fligh t 107
D e p art 11 : 25 a . m . - Kennedy
Arrive 1: 2 9 p. m.
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Hotel R eservations have b een made at the G rame r cy Park, L exi ngton
A v enue at 21st Street
The Urban C oalition Steering C ommittee meeting is at 7:30 p. m. in
the Audito rium of the Time -Life Building {8th Floor). The t e l egram
regarding this meeting i s in your folder.
�REPORT ON LOCAL COALITIONS
Indicated below are the cities from which The Urban Coalition has received
either from the mayor or other connnunity leadership expressions of interest in
forming local counterpart coalitions. We are now in the process of exploring
the reality of that interest in these cities and the possibility of Coalition
assistance in response to requests for organizing and programming help.
Phoenix, Arizona
Saginaw, Michigan
Little Rock, Arkansas
St, Paul, Minnesota
Compton, California
Kansas City, Missouri
Oakland, California
St. Louis, Missouri
Pasadena, California
University City, Missouri
Richmond, California
Omaha, Nebraska
Riverside, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
San Bernadina, California
Atlantic City, New Jersey
San Diego, California
Paterson, New Jersey
San Francisco, California
Buffalo, New York
Denver, Colorado
Syracuse, New York
Hartford, Connecticut
Char lotte, North Carolina
New Haven, Connecticut
Fargo, North Dakota
Wilmington, Delaware
Akron, Ohio
v Savannah, Georgia
Cincinnati, Ohio
Honolulu, Hawaii
Columbus, Ohio
Chicago, Illinois
Portland, Oregon
Des Moines, Iowa
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kansas City, Kansas
Providence, Rhode Island
Topeka , Kansas
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Lexington, Kentucky
'-"Nashville, Tenn.
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Louisvill e, Kentucky
Seattle, Washsngton
Baltimore, Maryland
Tacoma, Washington
Boston, Mass9chusetts
Beloit, Wisconsin
Jackson, Michigan
Madison, Wisconsin
This list does not include cities where we are informed local counterpart organizations are either already formed or nearing formation. Those cities are as follows:
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Detroit, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
New York, New York
A full report on these efforts will be made at the Steering Committee meeting
on October 9th.
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BUDGET AUGUST 1, 1967 - JANUARY 31, 1968
Salaries:
Professional Staff (7)
Clerical (5)
Employer Contributions
$43,000
11,500
1,500
$ 56,000
Program Expenses:
Conferences and meetings
Mailings]
Publications and printing
Consultant fees
$ 3,000
2,500
8,000
5,000
18,500
Operating Expenses:
Office Rent
Furniture Rental
Equipment Rental
Telephone and Telegraph
Office Supplies
Insurance
Travel
Subscriptions
$ 4,600
3,600
600
1,200
1,500
250
5,200
50
17,000
August Convocation
TOTAL
8,500
~100,000
�ATTACHED rs A REVISED AND COMPLETE REPORT FROM THE WORKING SUB-COMMITTEE
ON ORGANIZATION.
�DRAFT
10/4/67
REPORT OF SPECIAL WORKING SUB-COMMITTEE ON ORGANIZATION
In recognition of the importance of agreement and clarity as to procedure
for an ad hoc group such as The Urban Coalition, on September 21st the
National Coordinators proposed the establishment of a representative committee
drawn from the Working Committee to consider two questions:
1.
What procedures should be adopted to enable the
Steering Committee to develop and implement public
policy positions?
2.
What organizational structure should the Coalition develop?
The Committee consists of the following members:
Rabbi Richard Hirsch, Chairman (Synagogue Council of America)
Wayne Smithy (Ford Motor Company)
Alfred Eisenpreis (Allied Stores)
Andrew Biemiller (AFL-CIO)
Peter Tufo (New York City)
Bayard Rustin (A. Philip Randolph)
Harold Fleming (Potomac Institute)
PUBLIC POLICY POSITIONS
Generally speaking, the public policy positions of The Urban Coalition should
be achieved by consensus.
Occasionally, however, it is likely that individual
members of the Steering Committee may, for good and sufficient reason, wish to
dissent or express reservations.
This is to be expected and should be provided
for with a procedural agreement that will enable the Coalition to act, at the
same time protecting the interests of those in disagreement.
should be simple and clear.
Such procedures
They should be limited to public policy positions.
(The normal administrative affairs of The Urban Coalition should be governed
by regular parliamentary procedure with simple majority approval serving as
the basis for action).
In so far as possible, advance notice shall be given
of public policy questions to be on the agenda of any meeting.
Issues of
public policy not on the advance agenda may be added to the agenda for discussion at the meeting with the approval of a majority of those present.
�The following procedures are proposed with respect to public policy positions
of The Urban Coalition:
1.
A quorum shall be a majority of the Steering Committee.
2.
Any Steering Committee member may be represented by an alternate.
3.
Public policy decisions will be made only by the Steering Committee.
4.
Only those approving (voting YES) will be listed in public statements.
5.
It is understood that each Steering Committee member is free to determine
the form and extent of his participation in any activities to implement
any public policy position taken by The Urban Coalition.
6.
Members of the Steering Committee, or their alternates, may vote YES,
NO, or may ABSTAIN.
7.
The Coalition shall take no action on any public policy matter where:
a)
Any five members of the Steering Committee (or their alternates)
vote NO.
b)
Any one of the five elements of the Steering Committee (business,
labor, civil rights, religion, local government) vote NO, provided that at least a majority of the members of that el ement
are present (or repres ent ed).
8.
Poll i ng the Steering Commi ttee will ordinarily not be necess ar y .
Should
the need occur , it should be limited as far as possible to implementation
of those issues upon which the Steering Committee has already act ed.
Such
specia l poll s should be communicated in writing or by t e l egram with a specified respons e dat e i ndicat ed.
Such emer gency polls shall be governed
by the procedures outlined above for determing all public policy positions .
ORGANI ZATIONAL STRUCTURE
In or der t o be effect i ve, t he Steering Committee of t he Ur ban Coa l ition shou ld
not be subs t anti a l ly enlarged beyond its present number .
For the pre s ent , t he
t ask f orce concept can pr ovide ample oppor tunity f or enl arged part ic i pation in
the program interests of t he Coa lit ion.
The leadership and members of the
task forces can report t o and meet with the Steering Committee as needed.
Persons can be enlisted to work on projects as they arise.
�As counterpart local coalitions are formed, however, or as existing coalition
groups express their desire to support and work for the goals of the Urban
Coalition, provision will have to be made to channel and coordinate these
groups.
It is recommended, therefore, that the Steering Committee authorize
the establishment of a Council on Local Coalitions.
Local groups affirming
their support of the Statement of Principles, Goals and Commitments and having
memberships that reflect the elements of the National Steering Committee shall
be invited to designate two representatives to serve on the Council.
At an early date, a meeting of the Council will be convened for the purpose
of exchanging views, making recommendations to the national Steering Committee,
and electing two representatives to serve on the national Steering Committee.
Staff services for the Council will be provided by the national coordinating
sta ff.
�THE URBAN COALITION
1819 H Street, N. W.
Washington, D. C.
(202) 293-1530
Dear Dan:
Enclosed you will find a draft of Guidelines that we are sending to
cities interested in fonni_ng local coalitions.
As you know we have scheduled an all-day planning session on local
coalitions in Chicago on October 17th. Details will be sent to you
shortly.
Please give us any ideas you have and if you cannot reach me at the
office ask for Chris Mould or Vernon Jordan.
Sincerely,
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National Coordinator
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GUIDELINES FOR LOCAL COALITIONS
The Emergency Convocation of The Urban Coalition has issued an urgent
appeal to all concerned American citizens to join with the Coalition
in efforts to f ashion a new political , social, economic, a nd moral
climate that will make possible the breaking of the vicious cycle of
the ghetto.
Action at the corrnnunity level must now follow.
As leaders in your corrnnunity, your corrnnitment and ingenuity are now
called upon to muste r the support and invol vement of your fellow
citizens for a massive reordering of priorities and programs in the
face of the urb a n emergency.
The na t i ona l Steering Commi t t ee of The Ur ban Coa lition is a l r eady at
work developing strategy and programs to a chieve t he goal s it has set
for itself.
But its focus is primarily on national decision makers and
na ti onal priorit ie s a nd programs.
This will not be enough.
The r e
must be compl ementary a cti on a t the loca l l ev e l whe r e ultimat e r e sp ons i b i l i t y res t s and wh ere ur ban probl ems are most c l earl y perceiv e d.
The Ur ban Coa li t i on the refore looks to you t o initia te forma tion o f a
local coal ition in your city or me t r opol itan area to work in concer t
with the national Steering Corrnni ttee in pursu it of c ommon ob jectives.
OBJECTIVES
At the c onc l usion of t he August Emergency Conv oca t ion, The Urban
Coalition adopted a comprehensiv e Statement o f Principles, Goal s and
Corrnnitments.
It is this document which charts the course for our
mutual efforts.
(A copy of the Statement is encl osed) .
You will note from the Statemen t that the Coalition h a s identified
seven specific areas of urban affairs calling for consideration and
�-2action by the Coalition and the country.
Emergency Task Forces have
been created reflecting these problem areas through which the substantive efforts of the Coalition will be channeled.
They are:
1.
Emergency Task Force on Public Service Employment
2.
Emergency Task Force on Private Employment
3.
Emergency Task Force on Educational Disparities
4.
Emergency Task Force on Reconstruction Investment &
Urban Development
5.
Emergency Task Force on Equal Housing Opportunities
6.
Emergency Task Force on Connnunications
7.
Emergency Task Force on Local Coalitions
The designated urban concern of each Task Force demands immediate attention and action.
But while such a division of tasks is essential for
efficient organization of the Coalition's endeavors, the very real
functional inter-relationships between the major urban problems must
not be overlooked.
It is the position of The Coalition that given current urban American
conditions, the key to resolving these inter-related problems is a
massive emergency work program of at least one million new public
service-type jobs, developed and financed by the Federal Government,
including new training opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed.
The elements of such an emergency work p r ogram are described
in the Statement .
Such a program is a prerequisite to the restoration of economic health
to our cities and hope to the lives of millions of urban Americans.
Equally important is the fact that in the absence of such a governmentally-generated emergency work program even the most enlightened
and massive efforts to improve public education, housing, an -' heal th
and welfare services will meet with failure .
The pervasive social and
economic costs of continued high levels of unemployment and underemploy-
�-3ment in our cities can spell sure disaster to our society.
The alter-
native is to implement a crash national employment program of the
character The Urban Coalition proposes.
The business of The Urban Coalition is to induce a complete revision
in the allocation of talent, time, money and resources to meeting the
basic needs of .America's . cities.
While special emphasis has been
given in The Coalition's Statement to the basic need for full employment, this is not to minimize the urgent needs for new capital investment, revitali zed public education, substantial increases in the
housing supply, more and better urban services and facilities, and
enhanced equal opportunity in housing.
The Statement states that the
"nex t order of business ... shall be the development of a broad program
of urban reconstruction ... including the goal of rehabilitation and
construction of a t l eas t one million housing units f or lowe r-income
families annually."
All sectors of .American society have a rol e to play in accomplishing
the goa ls The Urban Coa lition has propos e d.
Awakening those sectors
to the emergency at hand and mobilizing them for appropriate action
is the innnediate task.
Essen_tial to The Urban Coalition's perform-
ing that task is t he formation of local coa litions which, we hope,
wi ll first, pl e dge the ir support of the Sta tement of Pr i ncipl e s, Goa l s
and Connnitment s, and se cond, wor k in conce rt with the n a tiona l Steering
Connnittee , with all resources available to them, to accomplish these
goa l s.
STRATEGY AND AGENDA FOR LOCAL COALITIONS
As an initial target, t he Steering Committee of The Urban Coalition
is res ponding to the reques ts o f connnunit i es in a t l east fif ty ma jor
urban areas for assistance in the f ormat ion of l ocal coal itions by
November 15 , 1967.
In e ach of t h e fifty communities, a small organi z-
ing connnittee of local l eaders is being cal l ed together.
As is the
cas e with t he Steering Connnittee, t h e local organi z ing committee will
�-4be made up of representatives from the community's business, organized
labor, religious, civil rights, educational, local government, and
communications le a de rship.
It is important that the sectors repre-
sented correspond wi th those represented on the national Steering
Committee so as t o be broadly representative of the life of the
community.
In some cases, it may be that coalitions have already been
forme d around such is sues as jobs, schools or housing.
These groups may
wish to identify with and work with The Urban Coalition.
The local organizing committee and other existing coalition groups are
being invited to de s i gna te representatives to attend a one-day Local
Urban Coalition Planning Session to be held on Tuesday, October 17
1967 in Chicago, Illinois.
The pla1ID11ing session, convened by the
na tional Steering Committee, will deal exclusively with organization
and programming of local coalitions.
Further information will be
furnished to you shortly on the subject of the planning session.
In no event, howev e r, should the organization of local coalitions be
deferred pending the Chicago planning session.
Time is of the
es sence.
Where a general , a s contrasted to a single issue, coalition is being
formed the first order of business for the organizing committee is to
round out representative participation on a local Steering Committee.
Secondly, the Steering Committee should develop a draft Statement of
Principles, Goals, and Commitments which endorses the national Statement and broadens it to include major loca l concerns .
Next, convening
of an emergency convocation of the local coalition to review and adopt
a Statement of Goa ls and develop plans for implementation mi ght be
undertaken.
This convocation, patterned after the national Emergency
Convoca ti on held in August , should be called as soon as possible, hopefu ll y, no later than mid-November.
In those cities where several single
issue coalitions already ex ist, they may wi sh to jointly convene such a
convocation .
�-5It is strongly recommended that, both in the initial organi za tional
phase as well as the post-convocation phase,where new coalitions are
being formed,the local organizing committee arrange for at least one
staff person to work full time on the local coalition.
It is expected
that this staff person could be borrowed from the staff of one of the
participating leaders.
THE LOCAL EMERGENCY CONVOCATION
The local convocation will serve to bring together the significant
community leadership and will serve both as an organizing device as
well as a vehicle for arousing and educating the community to the
urban emergency.
The convening of the convocation and the endorsement of a Statement of
Principles will hav e local and national significance to the extent
t h a t the convocation enjoys the participation of the community's
lea de rship representing the same constituencies represented in the
organizing committ ee .
This is an enterprise requiring as much citizen
support as possible so that community leadership involvement must be
broad and numerically substantial.
The convocation can be focused on the problems of a single city or on
th e probl ems of the metropolitan area in which it is located, whiche ' er is feasible and appropriat e .
It is fully expected that the local
co a l ition and the convocation will invo lve representatives of major
emp loyers and un i ons whe ther th e ir constituents and/or func ti ons are
in the city or the suburbs .
While the national Urban Coalition is not able to offer an j financial
ass i s tance to loca l organizing committees, it will provide , che c.
a ssis tance in p rep aring and convening the local convocation.
In this
regar d, the October 17th planning conference in Chicago will offer
orieLtation and counse l on a range of factors pertinent to successful
�-6loc a l coalitions.
In addition, the Steering Connnittee has accepted an offer by the
National Institute of Public Affairs to furnish, where des i r e d , te chnical assistance to local organizing cormnittees in programm i ng of the
local convocation and subsequent siminars and workshops.
The national
Steering Committee will also provide speakers, where needed and requested ,
in any or all of the substantive areas under consideration by The Ur ban
Coalition Task Forces mentioned earlier.
A necessary outcome of the convocation is endorsement of a ml nimal
organizational structure to pursue the goals and commitment s adopted.
With respect to newly-formed local coalitions, the local structure
should include a steering cormnittee and a minimum of thr e e t ask forces
to deal with l eg islation, expansion of private employment, an d public
information , respectively.
Beyond the substance of these three tas k
fo r ce s, local groups ma y set up other work groups.
The nat i on a l Urb an
Coa lition, however , is presently going through program dev e lopment with
i ts o ther task forces and will be prepared to coordinate other local
tas k forc e action areas in the near future.
Fina lly, it is contemplated that the local coalitions will pa r ti cipa t e in and help shape the programs of The Urban Coalition .
�DRAFT
10/2/67
PROPOSED PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING PUBLIC POLICY POSITIONS
Presented by Working Sub-Committee on Reorganization
In recognition of the importance of agreement and·· clarity as to procedure
for an ad hoc group
such as The Urban Coalition, on September 21st the National
Coordinators proposed the establishment of a representative committee drawn
from the Working Committee to consider two questions:
1.
What procedures should be adopted to enable the Steering
Committee to develop and implement public policy positions?
2.
What organizational structure should the Coalition develop?
The Committee consists of the following members:
Rabbi Richard Hirsch, Chairman (Synagogue Council of America)
Wayne Smithy (Ford Motor Company)
Alfred Eisenpreis (Allied Stores)
Andrew Biemiller (AFL-CIO)
Peter Tufo (New York City)
Bayard Rustin (A. Philip Randolph)
Harold Fleming (Potomac Institute)
PUBLIC POLICY POSITIONS
Generally speaking, the public policy positions of The Urban Coalition
should be achieved by consensus.
Occasionally, however, it is likely that
individual members of the Steering Committee may, for good and sufficient
reason, wish to dissent or express reservations.
This is to be expected and
should be provided for with a procedural agreement that will enable the Coalition
to act, at the same time protecting the interests of those in disagreement.
Such procedures should be simple and clear.
policy positions.
They should be limited to public
(The normal administrative affairs of The Urban Coalition
should be governed by regular parliamentary procedure with simple majority
approval serving as the basis for action.) The following procedures are
therefore proposed with respect to public policy positions of The Urban Coalition:
�1.
A quorum shall be a majority of the Steering Committee
2.
Any Steering Committee member may be represented by an alternate.
3.
Decisions will be made by those present.
4.
Only those approving (voting YES) will be listed in public statements.
5.
It is understood that each Steering Committee member is free to det ermine
the form and extent of his participation in any activities to implement
any public policy position taken by The Urban Coalition.
6.
Members of the Steering Committee (or their alternates) may vote YES,
NO, or may ABSTAIN.
Any five NO votes shall constitute a veto on action
by The Urban Coalition.
tion of a veto.
An abstention shall not be counted in determina-
A majority of those present must affirm any action on
public policy positions.
7.
A unanimous NO vote by any one element of the Steering Committee shall
also constitute a veto, provided that at least a majority of the members
of that element are present (or represented).
8.
Polling the Steering Committee will ordinarily not be necessary.
Should the
need occur, it should be limited as far as possible to implementation of thos e
issues upon which the Steering Committee has already acted.
Such special
polls should be communicated in writing or by telegram with a specified
response date i ndicated.
Such emergency polls shall be governed by the
procedures outlined above for determining all public policy positions.
�ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
By the National Coordinators:
October 9, 1967
FACILITIES
A short-term (6 month) lease was executed in late September for
1900 square feet of space in the Federal Bar Building West (1819 H Street,
N .W .); and the coordinating office was completely moved in and functioning by September 26. The decision to move from 1717 Massachusetts
Avenue, where Urban America is located, was made after it was determined
that the 1300 square feet of space at the 1717 Building would have cost
$7,000 to remodel and the remodeling, taken a month to complete. No
remodeling costs were incurred in the Bar Building lease. Furniture and
. equipment has been obtained on short-term rental contracts.
PUBLICATIONS
Weekly reports on coordinating staff activities to be sent to Steering Committee and Working Committee members have been initiated. A
monthly action report will be sent the last of each month to the entire
mailing list. The roster of those who registered for the Convocation was
mailed the week of October 2, and the full proceedings of the Convocation
will be mailed in late October. Agenda papers will be mailed at least a
week prior to all Steering Committee meetings and minutes of Steering
Committee and working committee meetings, mailed immediately after meetings.
PERSONNEL
Budget limitations have held the the national coordinators' full-time
paid staff to four professional and five clerical . However, arrangements
have been made with the Potomac Institute and the Southern Regional
Council to provide extensive part - time assistance from Mr . James Gibson
and Mr . Vernon Jordon . The full - time professionals are Mr . Christopher
Mould , Mr . Mel C otton , Miss Olga Corey for press r elations , and
Mrs . Mary Ter pak as administrative coordi nator . Sever al component or ganizati ons of the Coaliti on have indicated that additional per sonnel will
be a va ilabl e on a l oan ed basis as needed .
FINANCES AND BUDGET
At the August 23 Ste ering C ommitt ee me eting, a t enta tive gen er a lized
budget was approved. Attached is a n adjusted budget, based upon experience and more accurate projections . The August Convocation occurred
�Administrative Report
October 9, 1967
Page 2
prior to the institution of financial arrangements, and the cost has been
listed as a lump-sum item rather than distributed under individual catagories.
The Convocation costs totaled $21,735, more than twice the anticipated costs
and substantially more than can be budgeted and still maintain realis m in
the balance of budget needs.
Through September 15, expenses and obligations totaled $30,214.41.
Projected expenses based on the attached budget, September 15 to
January 31, are $83,000. Thus current the budget has been exceeded by ·
$13,214, as a result of the Convocation.
PROPOSED FINANCIAL AND BUDGET CONTROL
Problems of financing the Coalition can be expected to continue to
arise. While the national coordinators have accepted responsibility for
managing the finances of the Coalition and the Conference of Mayors has
agr eed to s erve as fiscal a gent, it is believed that the Steering Committee
should be more directly involved. Therefore, it is recommended that a
three-member Budget and Finance Committee be appointed from the Steering Committee.
Atta chme nt
�STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
October 9, 1967
Proposed Agenda
I.
Report on Budget and Administration
Approval of budget
Appointment of finance and budget committee
II.
Proposals on Organization and Procedures
Report and recommendations of special committee
III.
Presentation of Task Force Programs and Recommendations
Local Coalitions
Communications
Reconstruction
Equal Housing Opportunity
Educational Disparities
Private Employment
Legislation (Public Service Employment)
IV.
Proposal for Creation of Urban Economic Council
�PROPOSED COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS
At the last meeting of the Working Committee we discussed the attached
proposal which grew out of earlier discussions concerning an urban coalition.
It was agreed that this item would be put on the agenda of the October 9th
meeting.
By way of background, it should be noted that the relationships between
such an Urban Economic Council, Urban America, and an urban coalition was
predicated upon conditions and premises which have, to some extent, been
altered by the organization of The Urban Coalition in its present form.
The value of such a council, its funct i ons and its relations to The Urban
Coalition necessarily must be re-assessed in terms of our present situation.
�September 29, 1967
NATIONAL COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT
LOCAL COALITIONS
Approximately fifty cities where local coalitions exist or are being
formed have now been identified. Representatives of the leadership in
these cities will be invited to an all-day planning meeting in Chicago on
Tuesday, October 17. Meanwhile, staff is responding to requests for
assistance in setting up coalitions from these and other cities and is
preparing guidelines with suggestions for local action for use by local
coalitions.
Attorney Charles Taft of Cincinnati has agreed to serve as co-chairman of the local coalitions task force (with Mayor Joseph Barr and
Arnold Aronson),
PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT
Businessmen and business organizations are being contacted to explain
Coalition goals and to develop a list of examples where business has taken
the leadership in expanding opportunities for the hard-core unemployed.
These case studies will be collected and considered as the basis for
guidelines for local action.
An agenda has been developed for a series of pilot meetings in different cities at which ideas for local action will be discussed. These meetings will be held in October and November.
PUBLICATIONS
Roster of participants in August 24 Emergency Convocation has been
prepared and i.s being mailed to all who attended. Convocation proceedings
will be mailed later this month.
LEGISLATION
Funding for model cities and rent supplements was approved by the
Senate -- $637 million for model cities and $40 million for rent supplements . This is $300 million more than was approved by the House for
model cities and $40 million more than was approved by the House which
tried to kill the program entirely.
The House has not yet reported out a substantive measure on the
Poverty Program. The Senate Committee has reported one out which include s the Clark-Javits Emergency Employment Title . This measure is now
being debated in the Senate and chances for passage a re better than they
were last week .
�September 29, 1967
TASK FORCE ROSTER
TASK FORCE ON LOCAL COALITIONS
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES:
CO-CHAIRMEN:
Arnold Aronson
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Joseph Rauh
1001 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D. C.
Mayor Joseph Barr
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aldo Colautti
Mayor's Office, City Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Charles P. Taft, Esq.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Not yet designated
STAFF COORDINATOR:
Chris Mould
TASK FORCE ON PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT EXPANSION
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES:
CO-CHAI RMEN:
Gerald L. Phillippe, Chairman of the Board
Gene ral Electric Company
William C. Hart
General Electric Company
570 Lexington Avenue
New York , New York
John Wheeler , President
Mechanics and Farmers Bank
Vernon Jordon
Southern Regional Council
5 Forsythe Stree t, N. W.
Atlanta, Ge orgi a
David Sullivan, Pres ident
Building Service Empl oyes I n terna tional
Un i on
An thony Weinl ein
900 17 t h Street, N. W.
Washing ton , D, C.
STAFF COORDINATOR:
Mel Cotton
TASK FORCE ON RECONSTRUCTION AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
CO- CHAIRMEN:
Walter Reuther, Pres ident
United Auto Wor kers
PARTICI PATING REPRESENTATIVES:
J ack Conway
International Union Department
815 16th Street, N. W.
Washington, D, C.
�Joseph D. Keenan, Secretary
International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers
Thomas Hannigan
IBEW
1200 15th Street, N. W.
Washington, D. C.
A third Co-Chairman will be designated
STAFF COORDINATOR:
James Gibson
TASK FORCE ON E:t'1ERGENCY WORK
CO-CHAIR:t'1EN:
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES:
Mayor Richard J. Daley
Chicago, Illinois
David Stahl
Mayor's Office, City Hall
Chicago, Illinois
Mayor John V. Lindsay
New York New York
Jay Kriegel
Mayor's Office, City Hall
New York, New York
Peter Tufo
1730 K Street, N. W., Suite 319
Washington, D. C.
A. Philip Randolph, President
Br otherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
STAFF COORDINATOR:
Bayard Rustin
A. Philip Randolph Institute
217 West 125th St r eet
New York, New York
Not yet designated
TASK FORC E ON EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES
CO- CHAI R:t'1EN:
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES :
Archb ishop John F . Dearden
De t roi t, Michi gan
Msgr. Lawrence Corcoran
National Conference of Ca t hol i c
Charities
1346 Connecticut Avenue, N. W.
Wa shington , D. C.
Whitney Young, J r., Exe cut ive Director
National Urban League
Guichar d Pa rr is
National Urban League
55 Eas t 52nd Stree t
New York, New York
Frederick J . Cl os e , Chai r man of the Boar d
Aluminum Company of Ameri c a
Richard I dler
Architectural Building Products
Sales
Alcoa Building
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
�COORDINATING STAFF:
Not yet designated
TASK FORCE ON EDUCATIONAL DISPARITIES
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES:
CO-CHAIRMEN:
Roy Ash, President
Litton Industries
Not yet designated
Roy Wilkins , Ex ecutive Director
Nat ional Association for the Advancement
of Colored Peopl e
Clarence Mitchell
Washington Bureau , NAACP
42 2 1st Street , S. E.
Wa shington, D. C.
Dr. Arthur Flemming, President
Na tional Council of Churches
James Hamilton
National Council of Churches
110 Maryl and Avenue, N. E.
Washington, D. C.
COORDINATI NG STAFF:
Not yet designated
TASK FORCE ON COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION
CO- CHAIRMEN :
PARTICIPATI NG REPRESENTATIVES :
J oseph H. All en, President
McGr aw-Hill Pub lications
Not yet des i gnated
John J ohnson, President
Johnson Publications
Not yet des i gnated
Harold Fl eming , Pre sident
Potomac Inst itute
Not yet design a t e d
�MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE WORKING COMMITTEE
September 5th, 1967
Washington, D. C.
LEGISLATION
The public service employment group submitted a series of four recommendations attached. There were no reservations raised in connection with
items A, B, or C. Item D raised considerable discussion. It was determined to submit item D to a poll of the Steering Committee members in the
following formulation:
"That the Coalition seeks a one million emergency job
program. The Clark-Javits Emergency Work Title is a
step in the right direction and has the support of
The Urban Coalition."
The working committee representatives agreed to notify the national
coordinators of the approval or disapproval of this position by their
principals.
TASK FORCES
Representatives of the private employment task force have met and are
now developing a plan of action.
A planning session of the educational disparities task force is being
arranged.
The reconstruction investment and housing task force is still being
formed.
Th-e equal housing opportunities task force has begun some preliminary
planning and will be meeting in the very near future.
Two additional task forces were proposed: a task force on local
coalitions and a task force on communications. Mr. Heiskell and
Mr. Randolph wil l appoint appropriate co-chairmen.
LOGISTICS AND FINANCE
The Coalition will establish offices in the very near future at a
centrally located building, since Urban America is unable to provide
adequate space. Arrangements are continuing to provide the approved
budget of $100,000 through January 31st .
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REPORTS ON MATERIALS
The first of two reports on the Convocation have already been distributed
to those who attended the August 24th Convocation. The proceedings will
be completed in the very near future for distribution.
NEXT MEETINGS
The ag enda for the next Steering Committee meeting will be discussed at
the ,1ext meeting of the working commmittee which will be held on September
21 s t . The date for the next meeting of the steering committee was tentatively set for October 9th at 7:30 p.m. in New York.
�MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE WORKING COMMITTEE
Washington, D. C.
September 21, 1967
John Feild opened the meeting and defined the working committee as a reviewing and coordinating body with the primary objective of insuring a steady
flow of information to the national steering committee so that the steering
committee will be able to make appropriate decisions at its meetings.
NOTE:
Steering committee will meet Monday, October 9 at 7:30 PM in
New York at the Time-Life Building.
ADMINISTRATION
bffice space has been secured in the Federal Bar Building West, 1819 H Street NW .
(telephone 293-1530). John Feild and Ron Linton will continue as coordinators
for the Coalition. Full-time staff will consist of Olga Corey, information
coordinator and associate coordinators Mel Cotton and Chris Mould. Jim Gibson
of the Potomac Institute and Vernon Jordan of the Southern Regional Council
will be available on a part-time basis on loan from their respective agencies.
NOTE:
An administrative report will be sent to you before the October 9
steering committee meeting. You will also receive a roster with
names, addresses and phone numbers of all steering committee
members and their representatives. A budget for operating the
Coalition will be presented to the steering committee on October 9.
PUBLICATIONS
A roster of all those who attended the Convocation will be sent out before the
October 9 mee ting: everyone who attended will receive one.
Complete proceedings are also being prepared and will also be sent to everyone registered at
the Convocation.
NOTE:
Because of printing costs, hulk copies of the proceedings can only be
supp lied at cost. Please notify Olga Corey in advance of your organization's needs.
TASK FORCES
Two new task f orces are being formed -- Local Coalitions and Communications .
Co-Chairmen for Local Coalitions are (1) Mayor Joseph Barr of Pittsburgh,
(2) a busine ssman to be selected as soon as possible, and (3) Arnold
Aaronson, of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Co- Chai rmen for
Communications are (1) Joseph Allen, President of McGraw-Hill Publications,
(2) John Johnson, President of Johnson Publications (Ebony, Jet), and
(3) Harold Fleming, President of the Potomac Institute. Also, Roy Ash of
Litton Industries has agreed to serve as Co-Chairman of the Task Force on
Educational Disparities with Dr . Arthur Flemming and Roy Wilkins .
�-2PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT
Representatives of the Co-Chairmen of the task force met with the coordinating staff. They are considering pilot meetings (probably New York,
Detroit, Atlanta) at which 10-20 representatives of the local corporate
structure will generate ideas and lay the groundwork for local action.
The first meeting would be held early in October. Under consideration
for follow-up to the local meetings is a national meeting to launch plans
for assisting local private employment programs. The task force also
plans to prepare a handbook for the initiation and development of local
task forces on private employment.
LOCAL COALITIONS
Cities in which local coalitions are already in the process of formation--or
are likely to be--are being identified. These cities will be contacted to
send representatives to a national meeting in Chicago on October 18. At
this meeting there will be presentations on the techniques of establishing
· and operating local coalition task forces on private employment, legislation (public service employment) and communications. Meanwhile, staff
liaison from the Coalition will be available to any city coalition working
in these three areas. Hopefully 50 or more local coalitions will be in
operation by early November.
NOTE:
All members of working committee were asked to immediately contact
their principals and urg e them to contact key people in local
communiti es who could be helpful in establishing local coalitions
as emphasi z ed in the Coa lition's Statement of Principles, Goals
and Commi tments.
PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT
The t a sk force urged members of the working committee to relay to their
principals the need f or t e legrams, calls and letters in support of the
Clark-Javits bill. I t was explained that the Coalition 's endorsement of
this legislation was taken as a result of polling members of the st eering
committe~ as agreed at the previous meeting. In or d er to keep procedures
clear, th e task force will meet before the October 9 steering committee
meet ing t o draw up re commendations to the Commit tee for Coalition policy
on pending legislation.
COMMUNICATIONS
The three Co-Chairmen of this task for c e h ave defined t h eir objectives as
thr ee-fold: (1) communi cating to the public the meaning, goals and activ i ties of the Urban Coalition, ( 2 ) working with other task for ces in producing materials which wil l offer techni cal assistance and guidance in imp l ementing coalition programs and (3) mounting a nationwid e educational effort
on the urgency of the urban crisis.
The national Advertising Council has registered a strong interest in assisting the Urban Coalition and has s chedul ed a s pecial meeting with a coalition
representative to discuss how their interests, talents and energies may
best be used.
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RECONSTRUCTION INVESTMENT AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Task force Co-Chairmen are meeting in New York on October 5. This task
force will be working closely with the Insurance Committee on Urban
Problems which will also be working closely with local coalitions.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Task force co-chairmen have not met yet.
has expressed a desire to work with us.
A task force operating in Illinois
OCTOBER 9 STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
Four items have been proposed for the agenda of the October 9 meeting, which
will be attended by principals and their representatives. These are: (1)
recommendations on organization, (2) presentation of task force programs,
(3) procedures for developing public policy positions and, (4) an administrative report. Since there will be discussion of the desirability of
enlarging the present 33-member steering committee, especially to provide
for some type of participation by local coalitions, a committee was
appointed to consider this question and report on October 9. This committee
consists of Richard Hirsch, Chairman, Andrew Biemiller, Alfred Eisenpreis,
Harold Fleming, Bayard Rustin, Wayne Smithy and Peter Tufo.
It was a lso decided that the proposal for an Urban Economic Council would
be pr e sented to the steering committee at the October 9 meeting.
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STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
October 9, 1967
Proposed Agenda
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Report on Budget and Administration
Approval of budget
Appointment of finance and budget committee
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Proposals on Organization and Procedures
Report and recommendations of special committee
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Presentation of Task Force 1§ -ograms and Recommendations
ocal Coalitions ~
· ommunications
econstruction ~ q / ~ ~IJ-l)"/ld
Cijlal Housing Opportunity
d ucational Disparities
ivate Employment
egisl a tion (Public Service Employment)
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Proposal for Creation of Urban Economic Council
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