Box 15, Folder 13, Document 65

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The Urban Coalition / Federal Bar Building West [1819 H Street, N.W. Washington, D. C. [ 20006

Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskel/ / A. Philip Randoiph

November 13, 1967

Dear Friend:

On August 24, 1967, 1,200 leaders of American life met in Washington at
an Emergency Convocation called by the Urban Coalition. The Coalition,
representing business and the professions, organized labor, religion,
civil rights groups and local government, was established in response
to the urgent need for action in behalf of the nation's cities.

The enclosed Statement of Principles, Goals, md Commitments was adopted
by the Urban Coalition. You will note that the statement identifies
specific problem areas and appeals to both the public and private sector
for action to meet these needs. The Coalition has created Task Forces-—-
one of which is the Task Force on Private Employment--to focus on the
individual problem areas.

Expanding employment opportunities for the hard-core unemployed has been
given top priority by the Coalition. The Task Force on Private Employment
is holding a series of Regional Planning Conferences to discuss this diffi-
cult and complex problem.

The conferences are scheduled to be held in Atlanta, Georgia on December 13,
1967; Phoenix, Arizona on January 17, 1968 and Kansas City, Missouri on
January 24, 1968.

We hope your schedule will permit you to join us in this most important
project. Please complete the attached card indicating the conference you
plan to attend.

We are enclosing a list of states covered by each of the conferences. It
would be most helpful if you would supply us with the names and addresses
of appropriate officials in these states so we may extend an invitation to
them. In the meantime, we hope you will communicate your interest and
support of this endeavor to these officials.

Ta Peles

November 13, 1967

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More specific information on the program will be sent to you in the
very near future. If you have any questions regarding these activities,

please contact Mr, Mel Cotton, The Urban Coalition,
Washington, D. C. Telephone Number: 293-1530.

Gerald L. Phillippe David Sullivan, President
Chairman of the Board Building Service Employees
General Electric Company International Union

570 Lexington Avenue 900 17th Street, N. W.

New York, New York Washington, D. C.


1819 H Street, N. wW.,

John Wheeler, President

Mechanics and Farmers

Box 1932

Durham, North Carolina
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