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NCLR Decries Proposal that Would Throw Millions of Latino Children into Poverty

NCLR Decries Proposal that Would Throw Millions of Latino Children into Poverty

January 09, 2014
As Congress continues debate on a bill to extend unemployment benefits, yesterday several senators pushed an amendment that would cut off access to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for millions of children and their families.
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NCLR Hails Passage of New Jersey DREAM Act

NCLR Hails Passage of New Jersey DREAM Act

December 20, 2013
Today, Gov. Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Dream Act into law, offering young Americans-in-waiting the opportunity to pay in-state tuition rates.
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NCLR Commends Senate for Strong Bipartisan Vote on Budget Act

NCLR Commends Senate for Strong Bipartisan Vote on Budget Act

December 18, 2013
By a vote of 64 to 36, today the Senate passed the “Bipartisan Budget Act,” which will restore $23 billion in funding for programs that were slashed by sequestration.
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NCLR to Convene Housing Finance Leaders to Discuss Proposed Laws Impacting Access and Affordability

NCLR to Convene Housing Finance Leaders to Discuss Proposed Laws Impacting Access and Affordability

December 17, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host a community field-hearing to discuss perspectives on pending housing legislation that is set to impact market access and affordability for low income communities.
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NCLR Launches “Learning From Leaders” Web Portal

NCLR Launches “Learning From Leaders” Web Portal

December 12, 2013
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) formally launched its “Learning from Leaders” website, a portal designed to provide important tools and information to nonprofits working to improve the educational experience of and advance educational attainment for Latino students.
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El congreso debe dar fin a los recortes automaticos para recuperar el voto Latino

El congreso debe dar fin a los recortes automaticos para recuperar el voto Latino

December 12, 2013
Con el anuncio a principios de semana de un acuerdo presupuestario bipartidista, los votantes latinos están muy atentos para ver si los legisladores del Capitolio aprueban de una vez un presupuesto que ofrezca el tan necesario alivio a los dolorosos recortes que trajeron los recortes automáticos del presupuesto federal.
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With Budget Vote Imminent, New Poll Shows Congress Must End Sequester to Win Back Latino Voters

With Budget Vote Imminent, New Poll Shows Congress Must End Sequester to Win Back Latino Voters

December 12, 2013
With a bipartisan budget agreement announced earlier this week, Latino voters are closely watching lawmakers on Capitol Hill to see whether they can finally pass a budget that offers much-needed relief from the painful cuts brought about by sequestration.
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Latino Groups Issue House of Representatives “Incomplete” Immigration Grade, Pledge Card for Action

Latino Groups Issue House of Representatives “Incomplete” Immigration Grade, Pledge Card for Action

December 10, 2013
National Latino organizations engaged in voter education and registration efforts today reported how the 113th Congress—including every member of the House of Representatives and the Senate—has dealt with the issue of immigration so far.
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NCLR Announces New Leadership in Key Positions

NCLR Announces New Leadership in Key Positions

December 03, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that Dr. Margaret R. (Peggy) McLeod has joined the organization as its new Deputy Vice President of Education and Workforce Development.
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Global Boycott of Hyatt Hotels Ended Thanks to Strong New Agreement

Global Boycott of Hyatt Hotels Ended Thanks to Strong New Agreement

November 26, 2013
After reaching an agreement with Hyatt Hotels, UNITE HERE, the union representing Hyatt workers, has ended the global boycott of the hotel chain which NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) joined earlier this year.
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Thanksgiving Puts Safety Concerns of Turkey Consumers and Poultry Workers Front and Center

Thanksgiving Puts Safety Concerns of Turkey Consumers and Poultry Workers Front and Center

November 21, 2013
As millions of Americans sit down for Thanksgiving dinner this November, most don’t think about what it takes for a turkey to make it from the farm to the table. But consumers may want to take a closer look, particularly if a proposed regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) moves forward.
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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía: “Congress Has Window of Opportunity to Regain Public Trust”

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía: “Congress Has Window of Opportunity to Regain Public Trust”

November 20, 2013
Today, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined Sens. Robert Menendez (D–NJ), Chair of the Hispanic Task Force; Barbara Mikulski (D–MD), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee; and Patty Murray (D–WA), Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, on a telephonic town hall to discuss the ongoing budget negotiations in Congress.
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Press Briefing to Highlight Risks of Proposed USDA Rule to Turkey Product Consumers, Poultry Workers

Press Briefing to Highlight Risks of Proposed USDA Rule to Turkey Product Consumers, Poultry Workers

November 19, 2013
A proposed regulation sitting on the Secretary of Agriculture’s desk could substantially change the way turkeys get from the farm to the Thanksgiving table—for the worse.
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Janet Murguía Joins Senators for Discussion on Budget Negotiations

Janet Murguía Joins Senators for Discussion on Budget Negotiations

November 19, 2013
On Wednesday, November 20, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), will participate in a tele-town hall organized by the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, in which participants will discuss budget negotiations in Congress and the effects on the Latino community.
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White House Taps Debo Adegbile to Lead Civil Rights Division at Department of Justice

White House Taps Debo Adegbile to Lead Civil Rights Division at Department of Justice

November 18, 2013
The White House announced last week that President Obama will nominate Debo P. Adegbile, Senior Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, to serve as the next Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Department of Justice.
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NCLR Workforce Development Program Recognized Among Best in the Nation

NCLR Workforce Development Program Recognized Among Best in the Nation

November 18, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that Philanthropedia, a division of Guide Star, has selected NCLR as one of 15 outstanding nonprofits in the workforce development field.
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NCLR Applauds Senate for Passing ENDA

NCLR Applauds Senate for Passing ENDA

November 07, 2013
In a 64 to 32 vote, today the Senate passed S. 815, the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA),” a bill to help prevent workplace discrimination against LGBT employees.
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NCLR Announces 2013-2014 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

NCLR Announces 2013-2014 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

November 05, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that ten educators from California, Colorado, Minnesota and Utah were selected from a competitive pool of applicants as the 2013–2014 Fellows for the NILSL (National Institute for Latino School Leaders).
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NCLR Anuncia los Becados 2013-2014 para el Instituto Nacional de Líderes Escolares Latinos

NCLR Anuncia los Becados 2013-2014 para el Instituto Nacional de Líderes Escolares Latinos

November 05, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza, por sus siglas en inglés) se complace en anunciar que diez educadores de California, Colorado, Minnesota y Utah fueron elegidos como becados 2013-2014 del National Institute for Latino School Leaders (NILSL).
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NCLR Disappointed at Senate’s Failure to Confirm Mel Watt as FHFA Director

NCLR Disappointed at Senate’s Failure to Confirm Mel Watt as FHFA Director

November 01, 2013
Yesterday, the Senate failed to pass the procedural vote needed to confirm Rep. Mel Watt (D–NC) as President Obama’s choice to lead the FHFA (Federal Housing Finance Agency). As an advocate for fairness in housing, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is disappointed by this setback.
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