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Civil Rights Groups Highlight the Need for Affordable Mortgage Credit

Civil Rights Groups Highlight the Need for Affordable Mortgage Credit

April 16, 2014
At a convening to discuss housing finance reform held earlier today, leading civil rights and housing groups echoed concerns raised late last month about access to and affordability of mortgage credit for communities of color.
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Civil Rights and Housing Groups to Host Convening on Housing Finance System

Civil Rights and Housing Groups to Host Convening on Housing Finance System

April 10, 2014
Both Democrats and Republicans agree that the current housing finance system is in need of an overhaul. While the Senate Banking Committee has already released a draft of their proposed reform bill, many groups are concerned that this legislation fails to adequately address the needs of Latinos and other underserved communities.
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NCLR Applauds President’s Actions to Close Wage Gaps and End Workplace Discrimination

NCLR Applauds President’s Actions to Close Wage Gaps and End Workplace Discrimination

April 08, 2014
Coinciding with National Equal Pay Day, President Obama, earlier today, signed two executive orders aimed at closing the wage gaps for women and minorities who work for federal contractors. The President signed an executive order barring federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss or inquire about their salaries.
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USDA Misconstrues Federal Report at Congressional Budget Hearing

USDA Misconstrues Federal Report at Congressional Budget Hearing

April 04, 2014
During a House hearing this week, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials misconstrued the findings of a federal report examining work conditions at a South Carolina poultry plant, possibly leading lawmakers to wrongly believe that a USDA proposal to speed up evisceration lines at poultry plants won’t affect worker safety, according to a coalition of worker rights and food safety groups.
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NCLR Applauds Congressional Hispanic Caucus for Endorsing Antibullying Legislation

NCLR Applauds Congressional Hispanic Caucus for Endorsing Antibullying Legislation

April 03, 2014
Earlier today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) voted to endorse the “Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA)” (H.R. 1199), a bill that would require schools to issue and enforce rules prohibiting bullying and order states to report data on bullying to the U.S. Department of Education.
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Informe de Peers for Progress y NCLR Destaca Cómo el Apoyo Comunitario Ayuda a Mejorar la Salud

Informe de Peers for Progress y NCLR Destaca Cómo el Apoyo Comunitario Ayuda a Mejorar la Salud

April 03, 2014
Ya que siete millones de personas han obtenido un seguro médico bajo la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA), Peers for Progress y NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) dieron a conocer hoy un informe que examina cómo los programas de apoyo pueden mejoran la salud con aumentar la educación sobre la prevención y control de las enfermedades.
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Peers for Progress and NCLR Report Highlights How to Harness Community Support for Better Health

Peers for Progress and NCLR Report Highlights How to Harness Community Support for Better Health

April 03, 2014
Just as seven million Americans obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Peers for Progress and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released a report that examines how peer support programs improve health outcomes by boosting outreach and education for disease prevention and management.
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NCLR to House Republican Leadership: Give America a Vote on Immigration Reform

NCLR to House Republican Leadership: Give America a Vote on Immigration Reform

March 26, 2014
Earlier today, Democrats in the House of Representatives launched a discharge petition to advance bipartisan immigration legislation in the House.
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¡Inscribete! Con solo dias para inscribirse a un plan de seguro medico

¡Inscribete! Con solo dias para inscribirse a un plan de seguro medico

March 26, 2014
El 31 de marzo marcará la fecha límite para nuevas inscripciones en planes de seguro medico bajo la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA por sus siglas en ingles) para aquellos que desean obtener cobertura en el 2014.
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Two San Antonio Events to Focus on Healthy Eating

Two San Antonio Events to Focus on Healthy Eating

March 20, 2014
On Tuesday, March 25, two events will bring information on healthy eating and living to the Latino community in San Antonio.
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MSNBC to Broadcast 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards® on Friday, Oct. 10

MSNBC to Broadcast 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards® on Friday, Oct. 10

March 18, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo as the Official Broadcast Partner of the “2014 NCLR ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Awards®” LIVE on MSNBC. This year’s broadcast will air on Friday, Oct. 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT in association with BIG VIDA Entertainment.
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MSNBC Presenta los Premios ALMA® 2014 del NCLR el Viernes 10 de Octubre

MSNBC Presenta los Premios ALMA® 2014 del NCLR el Viernes 10 de Octubre

March 18, 2014
NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en ingles) anunció que Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo será el socio oficial de la transmisión en VIVO de los “Premios ALMA® (American Latino Media Arts) 2014 del NCLR por MSNBC. Este año el programa se trasmitirá el viernes 10 de octubre a las 10:00 PM ET (tiempo del este)/7:00 PM PT (tiempo del Pacífico) en colaboración con BIG VIDA Entertainment.
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NCLR: House Republicans Add Insult to Injury for Latino Community

NCLR: House Republicans Add Insult to Injury for Latino Community

March 14, 2014
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed the “ENFORCE Act” (H.R. 4138) and the “Faithful Execution of the Law Act” (H.R. 3973), legislation designed to limit President Obama’s executive powers.
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NCLR Applauds Introduction of Bill Aimed at Offering Health Care to Lawfully Present Immigrants

NCLR Applauds Introduction of Bill Aimed at Offering Health Care to Lawfully Present Immigrants

March 13, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D–N.M.) introduced the “Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act,” legislation that will restore medical coverage to millions of immigrants who are authorized to live and work in the United States.
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NCLR: Outline of Housing Finance Reform Bill Raises Serious Concerns for Latinos

NCLR: Outline of Housing Finance Reform Bill Raises Serious Concerns for Latinos

March 13, 2014
Earlier this week, leaders from the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs reached a bipartisan agreement on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system.
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NCLR and COFFO Host Local Health Insurance Enrollment Event as March Deadline Nears

NCLR and COFFO Host Local Health Insurance Enrollment Event as March Deadline Nears

March 12, 2014
On Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and COFFO (Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations) will host a health screening and health insurance enrollment event for the local community.
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Hundreds of Hispanic Leaders Tell House Republican Leadership:  Vote for Immigration Reform Now

Hundreds of Hispanic Leaders Tell House Republican Leadership:  Vote for Immigration Reform Now

March 06, 2014
More than 200 hundred leaders from Latino nonprofit and civic organizations in cities across the U.S. were on Capitol Hill today to send a strong message to House Republican leadership that failing to act on immigration reform will have political consequences.
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Senate Gang of Eight and Fast for Families Honored at 2014 NCLR Capital Awards Gala

Senate Gang of Eight and Fast for Families Honored at 2014 NCLR Capital Awards Gala

March 05, 2014
At the National Building Museum, with more than 700 corporate, legislative and community leaders in attendance, the 2014 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards were presented to two groups that have significantly impacted the push for immigration reform over the past year.
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NCLR’s Janet Murguía Sends Message to House Leadership and Obama Administration on Immigration

NCLR’s Janet Murguía Sends Message to House Leadership and Obama Administration on Immigration

March 04, 2014
During the keynote address at the 2014 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards gala, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR, called on President Obama to use executive authority to halt unnecessary deportations and on the House Leadership to pass immigration reform now.
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NCLR Welcomes New Members to National Affiliate Network

NCLR Welcomes New Members to National Affiliate Network

February 28, 2014
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is proud to announce the addition of four new members to its national Affiliate Network just as the organization prepares to celebrate the 2014 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days, an event on March 5–6 in the District of Columbia that gathers hundreds of representatives from the NCLR Affiliate Network.
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