News

News releases, articles, blog posts, and more


Senate Legislation and Presidential Action Show the Way Forward

Senate Legislation and Presidential Action Show the Way Forward

December 10, 2014
Today, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Keeping Families Together: The President’s Executive Action on Immigration and the Need to Pass Comprehensive Reform.”
MORE

NCLR Welcomes New Leadership in Development, Events and Advocacy

NCLR Welcomes New Leadership in Development, Events and Advocacy

December 10, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) has added to its executive leadership ranks in several key areas. Earlier this month, NCLR introduced Ivelisse Fairchild as its new vice president of Resource Development. As the head for this department, Fairchild will be responsible for spearheading fundraising initiatives and development campaigns for the organization.
MORE

Quedan Diez Días para Cambiar Planes de Seguro Médico al Renovar Cobertura Bajo la Ley de ACA

Quedan Diez Días para Cambiar Planes de Seguro Médico al Renovar Cobertura Bajo la Ley de ACA

December 05, 2014
Durante el segundo período de inscripción abierta bajo la ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés), el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) quiere recordar a la comunidad latina la inminente fecha límite para aquellos que desean cambiar su plan de seguro médico al renovar la cobertura del año pasado.
MORE

House Republican Vote to Block Administrative Action is an Attack on Millions of American Families

House Republican Vote to Block Administrative Action is an Attack on Millions of American Families

December 04, 2014
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, largely along party lines, the “Executive Amnesty Prevention Act” (H.R. 5759), a bill sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho (R–FL) that is designed to block implementation of the president’s executive actions on immigration. Among Republicans, Reps. Mike Coffman (CO–6), Jeff Denham (CA–10), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL–25), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and David Valadao (CA–21) opposed it.
MORE

NCLR Insta A Los Immigrantes Interesados En La Acción Ejecutiva Del Presidente Que Se Informen

NCLR Insta A Los Immigrantes Interesados En La Acción Ejecutiva Del Presidente Que Se Informen

November 25, 2014
La semana pasada, el Presidente Obama anuncio una serie de medidas que tomará utilizando a su autoridad ejecutiva para enfrentarse a los problemas de nuestro presente sistema de inmigración.
MORE

NCLR Encourages Immigrants Interested in Executive Action to Get Informed, Look Out for Fraud

NCLR Encourages Immigrants Interested in Executive Action to Get Informed, Look Out for Fraud

November 25, 2014
Last week, President Obama announced a series of measures that he will take using his executive authority to address the nation’s broken immigration system.
MORE

NCLR Responds to Ferguson Decision

NCLR Responds to Ferguson Decision

November 25, 2014
We share the sadness and stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo., as well as those throughout our country and especially in communities of color, who were hoping for fairness and accountability in yesterday’s decision.
MORE

NCLR Hails President’s Executive Action on Immigration

NCLR Hails President’s Executive Action on Immigration

November 20, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today hailed President Barack Obama for showing courageous leadership on a challenge that has lingered for far too long.
MORE

Leading Civil Rights Groups Say Bold Executive Action on Immigration Will Benefit Every Community

Leading Civil Rights Groups Say Bold Executive Action on Immigration Will Benefit Every Community

November 20, 2014
Today,16 civil rights groups representing a diverse coalition of communities joined together to support President Obama’s decision to use an executive order to address immigration. The president’s pending executive action is expected to provide millions of aspiring Americans from all walks of life with relief from unnecessary deportations.
MORE

NCLR Joins with Broad Array of Civil Rights Leaders in Support of Presidential Action on Immigration

NCLR Joins with Broad Array of Civil Rights Leaders in Support of Presidential Action on Immigration

November 20, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today joined with more than a dozen civil rights organizations representing women, young voters, and the Black, Asian American, Latino, and LGBTQ communities to support President Barack Obama’s pending executive action on immigration.
MORE

Informar A Los Latinos: El Segundo Período De Inscripción Abierta De La Ley ACA

Informar A Los Latinos: El Segundo Período De Inscripción Abierta De La Ley ACA

November 12, 2014
En una sesión informativa que tuvo lugar hoy, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) abordó las oportunidades y los desafíos que enfrentan los latinos de todo el país para inscribirse o renovar su seguro médico bajo la ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés).
MORE

Effective Latino Outreach Crucial to Success of Second ACA Open Enrollment, Says NCLR

Effective Latino Outreach Crucial to Success of Second ACA Open Enrollment, Says NCLR

November 12, 2014
A briefing held today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) addressed the opportunities and challenges that Latinos face nationwide in enrolling in or renewing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
MORE

NCLR: President Obama and Republicans in Congress Must Both Seize This Moment to Act on Immigration

NCLR: President Obama and Republicans in Congress Must Both Seize This Moment to Act on Immigration

November 06, 2014
According to an election eve poll conducted by Latino Decisions, immigration was the top issue for Latino voters in this election cycle. While NCLR (National Council of La Raza) continues to push the president to act on immigration, the Senate and House of Representatives, which will be jointly controlled by Republicans, also have a responsibility to deliver a viable immigration reform bill, which will be the only permanent solution to our broken immigration system.
MORE

El NCLR Auspiciará una Sesión para la Prensa sobre el ACA (Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible)

El NCLR Auspiciará una Sesión para la Prensa sobre el ACA (Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible)

November 06, 2014
El miércoles 12 de noviembre, el Consejo Nacional de la Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) auspiciará una sesión informativa para los periodistas en la cual expertos panelistas examinarán la inscripción de los hispanos y los esfuerzos que se necesitan para que ellos renueven su inscripción o se inscriban para obtener su seguro médico bajo el amparo de la Ley de Cuidados de Salud Asequibles (Affordable Care Act o ACA, por sus siglas en inglés). La sesión se llevará a cabo a las 12 p.m. en las oficinas de NCLR en 1126 16th Street, NW, en Washington, DC.
MORE

NCLR: Both Parties Have Work to Do with the Growing Number of Latino Voters

NCLR: Both Parties Have Work to Do with the Growing Number of Latino Voters

November 05, 2014
Latinos turned out to vote, driven by concerns about jobs, education, health care and, in particular, immigration. Throughout the past year, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and many partners worked diligently to mobilize the Hispanic electorate, registering approximately 120,000 new voters and contacting more than 300,000 eligible Hispanic voters in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Iowa, Georgia and Colorado.
MORE

NCLR to Discuss Latino Enrollment Challenges and Opportunities under ACA at Briefing for Reporters

NCLR to Discuss Latino Enrollment Challenges and Opportunities under ACA at Briefing for Reporters

November 05, 2014
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host a briefing for reporters where expert panelists examine the enrollment landscape for Latinos and discuss their efforts to encourage Latinos to renew their coverage or enroll in health insurance for the first time under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
MORE

2014 Latino Election Eve Poll: Latinos Nationwide Say Immigration Top Voting Issue

2014 Latino Election Eve Poll: Latinos Nationwide Say Immigration Top Voting Issue

November 04, 2014
An election eve poll of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in key 2014 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas) provides new insights into Latino voter behavior in the 2014 elections.
MORE

NCLR Reminds Latino Voters That They Will Play a Critical Role in Midterm Elections

NCLR Reminds Latino Voters That They Will Play a Critical Role in Midterm Elections

November 03, 2014
One day away from the midterm elections, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is urging all eligible Latino voters to exercise their right to vote in this, and every future, election. NCLR is conducting nonpartisan get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts touching more than 300,000 eligible Latino voters in 10 states, including California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina and Texas.
MORE

Just Days Before Election, NCLR and TODEC Set to Host Latino Issues Forum

Just Days Before Election, NCLR and TODEC Set to Host Latino Issues Forum

October 29, 2014
On Thursday, October 30, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will join Affiliate organization Training Occupational Development Educating Communities (TODEC) Legal Center in hosting a Latino issues forum just days before the November elections. The forum will discuss priority issues for the Latino community on a national level including education, health care, immigration reform and disparities in the criminal justice system. As the elections near, Latinos in California will play a significant role in helping to determine the state’s local and national leadership; the forum will be a key opportunity for potential voters to become informed ahead of casting their votes November 4. California’s voter registration laws and GOTV efforts will also be discussed at the morning forum.
MORE

NCLR Board of Directors Calls on Washington Football Organization to Change Offensive Name

NCLR Board of Directors Calls on Washington Football Organization to Change Offensive Name

October 27, 2014
At their fall meeting this past weekend, the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Board of Directors voted unanimously to urge owner Dan Snyder and the entire Washington NFL organization to drop the name and images offensive to millions of Native Americans.
MORE



  • NCLR Action Center
  • The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
  • The Truth About NCLR
  • NCLR Blog