CINCINNATI (AP) – National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during an Ohio conference that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians.
Vice President Joe Biden’s scheduled speech Thursday headlines the lineup of speakers and participants at the conference Wednesday through Sunday in downtown Cincinnati. Republican Sen. Rand Paul, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky and the heads of the national GOP and Democratic Party also will take part.
Urban League president Marc Morial says the mayors and other urban leaders at the conference will discuss ways to increase both employment and pay. He says Washington could take immediate steps by raising the federal minimum wage and investing in infrastructure projects that create jobs.
Some 8,000 participants are expected in Cincinnati.
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