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NCLR and NHLA Praise Ruling in Favor of Home Care Workers

NCLR and NHLA Praise Ruling in Favor of Home Care Workers

August 27, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are celebrating a unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that upholds the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulation to extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers.
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Affordable Housing Goals Set by FHFA Do Not Go Far Enough to Help Homebuyers

Affordable Housing Goals Set by FHFA Do Not Go Far Enough to Help Homebuyers

August 20, 2015
Yesterday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released a final version of its affordable housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs).
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Organizaciones hispanas y la Rep. Linda Sánchez instan al Congreso a apoyar créditos tributarios

Organizaciones hispanas y la Rep. Linda Sánchez instan al Congreso a apoyar créditos tributarios

August 19, 2015
Hoy, la Rep. Linda Sánchez (D–CA) se unió a la Presidenta y Gerente General del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en ingles), Janet Murguía, y los grupos Afiliados del NCLR, el Mexican American Opportunity Fund (MAOF) y el Eastmont Community Center, en un foro comunitario donde instaron al Congreso que incluyan créditos tributarios para los trabajadores en sus negociaciones sobre el tema.
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Latino Leaders Join Rep. Linda Sánchez in Urging Congress to Include Workers in Upcoming Tax Deals

Latino Leaders Join Rep. Linda Sánchez in Urging Congress to Include Workers in Upcoming Tax Deals

August 19, 2015
Today, Rep. Linda Sánchez (D–CA) joined NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía and NCLR Affiliates Mexican American Opportunity Fund (MAOF) and Eastmont Community Center at a community forum where they called on Congress to include tax credits for workers in upcoming debate on the issue.
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Rep. Linda Sánchez Se Une a Foro Comunitario Para Discutir la Importancia de Creditos Tributarios

Rep. Linda Sánchez Se Une a Foro Comunitario Para Discutir la Importancia de Creditos Tributarios

August 13, 2015
Aun cuando la economía ha mejorado, muchas familias trabajadoras californianas no tienen suficientes ingresos para cumplir sus necesidades básicas. De hecho, más del 40 por ciento de los latinos a nivel nacional devengaron ingresos que apenas los mantienen al nivel de la pobreza.
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Rep. Linda Sánchez Joins Community Forum about Expiring Tax Credits for California Working Families

Rep. Linda Sánchez Joins Community Forum about Expiring Tax Credits for California Working Families

August 12, 2015
Although the economy is improving, many of California’s working families still aren’t earning enough to meet their basic needs. In fact, more than 40 percent of Latinos nationwide earn poverty-level wages.
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On 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, NCLR Urges Congress to Restore Vital Voting Protections

On 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, NCLR Urges Congress to Restore Vital Voting Protections

August 06, 2015
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act (VRA), landmark legislation which would serve as the single most important tool for eradicating and preventing widespread voting discrimination against minority voters.
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Nueva página web permite a latinos apoyar propuesta federal sobre pago de horas extras

Nueva página web permite a latinos apoyar propuesta federal sobre pago de horas extras

August 06, 2015
Los millones de trabajadores latinos que han luchado por un sueldo justo tienen a su disposición una nueva herramienta: MisHorasExtras.org, la versión en español del sitio FixOvertime.org, que permite a los usuarios considerar la nueva propuesta del gobierno de ampliar la medida de protección de pago por tiempo extra.
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Website Launches to Encourage Millions of Latinos to Support Proposed Federal Rule on Overtime Pay

Website Launches to Encourage Millions of Latinos to Support Proposed Federal Rule on Overtime Pay

August 06, 2015
Millions of Latino workers fighting for fair wages have a new tool at their disposal: MisHorasExtras.org, a Spanish language companion site to FixOvertime.org, which allows users to weigh in on a new proposal to expand federal overtime pay protections.
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Sesión Informativa Destaca las Actitudes Positivas de los Votantes Hacia Inmigrantes

Sesión Informativa Destaca las Actitudes Positivas de los Votantes Hacia Inmigrantes

July 23, 2015
Hoy en una sesión informativa organizada por NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), un panel compuesto por eruditos y expertos en inmigración y política habló de las implicaciones de los nuevos datos publicados por The George Washington University (GW, por sus siglas en inglés).
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Briefing Highlights Positive Voter Attitudes Toward Undocumented Immigrants

Briefing Highlights Positive Voter Attitudes Toward Undocumented Immigrants

July 23, 2015
At a briefing hosted today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), a panel of immigration and political experts and scholars discussed the implications of new data released by The George Washington University (GW) which show that most U.S. voters have positive views of undocumented immigrants when it comes to their character, motivation and impact on our nation.
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El NCLR ilustra la importancia de esperar para recibir los beneficios del Seguro Social

El NCLR ilustra la importancia de esperar para recibir los beneficios del Seguro Social

July 22, 2015
En honor a la Semana Nacional de mi Seguro Social el Consejo Nacional de la Raza, NCLR (por sus siglas en inglés), ha emitido una gráfica que ilustra las ventajas que tiene esperar para recibir los beneficios del Seguro Social.
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NCLR Partners with TPO to Raise Awareness through  Innovative Mobile Service

NCLR Partners with TPO to Raise Awareness through Innovative Mobile Service

July 21, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is partnering up with The People’s Operator (TPO), a different kind of mobile phone operator, to raise support and awareness for its mission to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
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NCLR Highlights Importance of Waiting to Collect Social Security Benefits

NCLR Highlights Importance of Waiting to Collect Social Security Benefits

July 21, 2015
In honor of National my Social Security Week, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released an infographic highlighting the advantages of waiting to collect Social Security benefits.
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NCLR presentará una Sesión Informativa de un Nuevo Sondeo de GWU sobre las Actitudes de Votantes

NCLR presentará una Sesión Informativa de un Nuevo Sondeo de GWU sobre las Actitudes de Votantes

July 17, 2015
El jueves 23 de julio de 2015, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) llevará a cabo una sesión informativa en la que el Dr. Michael Cornfield, de la Graduate School of Political Management del George Washington University (GWU), presentará información sobre las actitudes de los votantes con respecto a los inmigrantes indocumentados.
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NCLR: Senate ESEA Bill Fails to Provide Critical Protections for Nation’s Students

NCLR: Senate ESEA Bill Fails to Provide Critical Protections for Nation’s Students

July 16, 2015
Today the “Every Child Achieves Act” (ECAA), a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) formerly known as No Child Left Behind, passed 81-17 in the Senate.
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NCLR Recognizes TODEC Legal Center with Affiliate Award for Advocacy

NCLR Recognizes TODEC Legal Center with Affiliate Award for Advocacy

July 16, 2015
At a luncheon held Monday, July 13, at the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) honored TODEC (Training Occupational Development Educating Communities) Legal Center with the Affiliate Award for Advocacy.
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2015 NCLR Awards Gala Celebrates Distinguished Latino Leaders

2015 NCLR Awards Gala Celebrates Distinguished Latino Leaders

July 15, 2015
Last night NCLR (National Council of La Raza) honored Hispanic leaders and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary accomplishments in their fields and in service to the Latino community in the United States
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El Concilio Named NCLR Affiliate of the Year

El Concilio Named NCLR Affiliate of the Year

July 15, 2015
At an Awards Gala yesterday that concluded the 2015 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference in Kansas City, NCLR presented the Affiliate of the Year Award to El Concilio, a nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for Latinos and other underserved communities in California’s Central Valley.
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Media Notice: Covering Democratic Presidential Candidates at the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference

Media Notice: Covering Democratic Presidential Candidates at the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference

July 13, 2015
On Monday, July 13, Democratic presidential candidates former Sec. Hillary Clinton, former Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D–Vt.) will address Latino advocates and community leaders at the 2015 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference, which is being held July 11–14 at the Kansas City Convention Center.
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