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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.
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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.
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NCLR, GALEO to Host Telephonic Briefing on GA’s Latino Voters, Nonpartisan Get-Out-The-Vote Efforts

NCLR, GALEO to Host Telephonic Briefing on GA’s Latino Voters, Nonpartisan Get-Out-The-Vote Efforts

October 24, 2014
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and GALEO (Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials) will be joined by Matt Barreto, Principal and Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, one of the nation’s top Latino polling firms, on a telephonic briefing for reporters to highlight the growing influence of the Hispanic electorate in the Peach State and its potential impact on the upcoming midterm elections.
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Latino Health Forum Addressed Medicaid Coverage Gap, Insurance Access as Latinos Ready to Cast Votes

Latino Health Forum Addressed Medicaid Coverage Gap, Insurance Access as Latinos Ready to Cast Votes

October 24, 2014
Today at noon, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined Sen. José Rodríguez and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce at a roundtable forum to discuss the impact of expanded health care coverage and the remaining coverage gaps that have disproportionately affected Latinos in Texas. The state has the nation’s largest population of uninsured Americans; nearly one-quarter of its residents—including 1.2 million children and 3 million Latinos.
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NCLR President & CEO Janet Murguía Urges Growing Hispanic Electorate in Kansas to Vote in November

NCLR President & CEO Janet Murguía Urges Growing Hispanic Electorate in Kansas to Vote in November

October 21, 2014
Tight races for U.S. Senate and governor have positioned Kansas’s growing Latino electorate to be a deciding factor in the upcoming midterm elections.
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NCLR El Paso Forum to Tackle Latino Health Care Access

NCLR El Paso Forum to Tackle Latino Health Care Access

October 21, 2014
On Friday, October 24, 2014 from noon to 2 p.m., NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will join Senator José Rodríguez and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce in hosting a roundtable forum focused on the state of Latino health access.
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Kansas’s Latino Leaders to Join Together, Urge Growing Latino Population to Vote

Kansas’s Latino Leaders to Join Together, Urge Growing Latino Population to Vote

October 17, 2014
The more than 120,000 voters who make up Kansas’s Latino electorate are poised to play a deciding role in the state’s tight races for U.S. Senate and governor. As it stands, the margin of victory in both races is currently less than the total percentage of Latino voters in the state. However, to make a difference, Latinos must show up on Election Day.Join NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and its Kansas City Affiliate El Centro as they call on Kansas’s Latino community to get out the vote.
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The 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards® Was a Star-Studded Showcase of America’s Latino Talent

The 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards® Was a Star-Studded Showcase of America’s Latino Talent

October 14, 2014
Leading Latina actress and activist Eva Longoria returned as co-host of the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards,” joined again by actor and television personality Mario Lopez. The barrier-breaking awards show, a National Hispanic Heritage Month event that celebrates America’s favorite Latinos in the entertainment industry, television, film and music, sponsored by Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo, was broadcast live on MSNBC as a one-hour prime-time special on Friday, October 10, at 10 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. PDT and will continue to feature complementary programming on mun2 and on digital platforms including Telemundo.com.
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Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez Copatrocinarán La Presentación de los “Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR®”

Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez Copatrocinarán La Presentación de los “Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR®”

October 10, 2014
Se ha confirmado la actuación de otros increíbles talentos que se agregan a la lista de estrellas en la presentación de los Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR. Este evento coincide con el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana, que será televisado en vivo en MSNBC y mun2, para celebrar en los Estados Unidos las celebridades latinas favoritas en la industria del entretenimiento, la televisión, el cine y la música. El nuevo anuncio sobre este evento incluyen los siguientes participantes:
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New Poll Shows Hispanic Voters in Florida Enthusiastic About Election, But Undecided in Gov. Race

New Poll Shows Hispanic Voters in Florida Enthusiastic About Election, But Undecided in Gov. Race

October 10, 2014
On the eve of the Florida gubernatorial debate between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist, a poll commissioned by NCLR and the NCLR Action Fund demonstrates that 37 percent of Latino voters in Florida are still undecided about whom they will cast their ballot for in the race for governor.
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Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-Host the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards”

Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-Host the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards”

October 08, 2014
More incredible talent have been added to the star-powered roster for the 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards.
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Amid Delay in Federal Wage Protections for Home Care Workers, NCLR Urges Swift Implementation

Amid Delay in Federal Wage Protections for Home Care Workers, NCLR Urges Swift Implementation

October 07, 2014
Late today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will delay enforcement of minimum wage and home care protections for nearly two million home care workers, 21 percent of whom are Latino.
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NCLR: Latino Voters Will Decide Key Races this Election Cycle

NCLR: Latino Voters Will Decide Key Races this Election Cycle

October 01, 2014
Earlier this week, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) convened a panel discussion to highlight the power of the Latino vote and the potentially game-changing role that Hispanic voters will play in the upcoming midterm elections.
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NCLR Applauds Minimum Wage Hike for Employees of Federal Contractors

NCLR Applauds Minimum Wage Hike for Employees of Federal Contractors

October 01, 2014
Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized a rule to boost the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. The rule fulfills an executive order that President Obama announced in his State of the Union Address last January, which was enthusiastically cheered by NCLR (National Council of La Raza).
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Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez Copatrocinarán los “Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR®”

Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez Copatrocinarán los “Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR®”

September 30, 2014
Eva Longoria, la aclamada actriz, activista y productora latina volverá a presentar los "Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR" junto con el actor y celebridad de televisión Mario López. El espectáculo se transmitirá simultáneamente en vivo por MSNBC y mun2 en horario estelar el viernes 10 de octubre 2014, a las 10 pm (hora del Este) y 7 pm (horario del Pacífico). Al terminar esa presentación seguirá el programa "Después de los premios ALMA con Alex Wagner" en MSNBC a las 11 pm (hora del Este) y 20:00 p.m. (hora del Pacífico).
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Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-Host the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards®”

Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-Host the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards®”

September 30, 2014
Acclaimed Latina actress, advocate and producer Eva Longoria will be gracing the stage once again with television personality and actor Mario Lopez to co-host the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards.” The ground-breaking awards show will simulcast live on MSNBC and mun2 as a one-hour prime-time special on Friday, October 10, 2014, at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, followed by “After the ALMAs with Alex Wagner,” live on MSNBC at 11 p.m. EST/8 p.m. PST.
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NCLR Applauds Gov. Brown for Signing Sentencing Reform Bill

NCLR Applauds Gov. Brown for Signing Sentencing Reform Bill

September 30, 2014
Earlier this week, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010), legislation that will help end sentencing disparities for communities of color who frequently face harsher penalties within California’s justice system.
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NCLR Applauds Nomination of Maria Echaveste as U.S. Ambasador to Mexico

NCLR Applauds Nomination of Maria Echaveste as U.S. Ambasador to Mexico

September 19, 2014
NCLR applauded the announcement that President Obama is nominating Maria Echaveste as the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
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Rate of Latinos Without Health Insurance Drops Slightly, but Wide Gap Remains

Rate of Latinos Without Health Insurance Drops Slightly, but Wide Gap Remains

September 19, 2014
Recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that between 2012 and 2013 the number of uninsured Latinos declined slightly, from 15.6 million to 15.3 million, or by about 300,000 individuals
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Tasa de Pobreza en la Comunidad Latina Disminuye Mientras que la Ansiedad Financiera Sigue Elevada

Tasa de Pobreza en la Comunidad Latina Disminuye Mientras que la Ansiedad Financiera Sigue Elevada

September 17, 2014
Hoy, La Oficina del Censo publicó información que demuestra que el esfuerzo de trabajo de los hispanos se ha traducido en ingresos más altos y niveles más bajos de pobreza.
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