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NCLR to Host Latino Leadership Briefing on Arizona’s College- and Career-Ready Standards

NCLR to Host Latino Leadership Briefing on Arizona’s College- and Career-Ready Standards

June 23, 2014
On Thursday, June 26, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., NCLR, in partnership with the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will host a Latino leadership briefing to discuss the impact of educational standards on Arizona students and Hispanic students in particular.
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Minority Groups to McCarthy: Set a Date for Immigration Vote or Kill Best Chance for a Real Solution

Minority Groups to McCarthy: Set a Date for Immigration Vote or Kill Best Chance for a Real Solution

June 19, 2014
National Latino and AAPI leaders released the following statement today after House Republicans elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California as Majority Leader. McCarthy represents a largely farmworker district that is 35% Latino and 5% Asian American and Pacific Islander. The election comes on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Senate passage of S.744, a comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed with a vote of 68 to 32.
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New Report Highlights Impact of Work Experience on Employment Status of Young Latino Men

New Report Highlights Impact of Work Experience on Employment Status of Young Latino Men

June 11, 2014
Latinos are the youngest and fastest-growing segment of the American labor force, but the beginnings of their careers are often plagued with unique challenges. Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) released a report titled “Giving Them an Edge? The Effects of Work Experience on the Employment Prospects of Latino Young Men.”
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NCLR Announces Exciting Lineup for its 2014 Annual Conference

NCLR Announces Exciting Lineup for its 2014 Annual Conference

June 10, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today announced highlights of its upcoming 2014 Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo®, the preeminent events for NCLR and for Latinos across the nation. Returning to Los Angeles for the fourth time, the NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo will run from Saturday, July 19 through Tuesday, July 22 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles and L.A. LIVE entertainment complex.
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NCLR Anuncia Formación de su Conferencia Anual 2014

NCLR Anuncia Formación de su Conferencia Anual 2014

June 10, 2014
NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) hoy anunció la formación de su Conferencia Anual 2014 y Expo Nacional de La Familia Latina, el evento preeminente del NCLR y de los latinos en el país. Volviendo a Los Angeles por la cuarta vez, la Conferencia Anual y Expo Nacional de La Familia Latina tomará lugar el sábado, 19 de julio, al martes, 22 de julio, en el JW Marriott Los Angeles y L.A. LIVE.
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Lineup for the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo in L.A. to be Unveiled

Lineup for the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo in L.A. to be Unveiled

June 05, 2014
NCLR will announce the events, speakers and highlights for the upcoming 2014 NCLR Annual Conference and Latino Family Expo at a press briefing on Tuesday, June 10 in Los Angeles.
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NCLR: Los Hispanos Pueden Maximizar Sus Beneficios Del Seguro Social

NCLR: Los Hispanos Pueden Maximizar Sus Beneficios Del Seguro Social

May 29, 2014
Un foro comunitario en Miami, FL hoy reunió a grupos de trabajadores hispanos quienes están pensando en su futuro retiro y tratando de determinar cuando retirarse y comenzar a colectar beneficios del Seguro Social. Los participantes en el foro patrocinado por NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en ingles) y AARP, aprendieron como pueden aumentar significativamente sus beneficios de retiro del Seguro Social posponiendo la fecha en que comienzan a colectar esos beneficios.
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NCLR: Latinos Can Maximize Social Security Benefits By Delaying The Date They Choose To Collect

NCLR: Latinos Can Maximize Social Security Benefits By Delaying The Date They Choose To Collect

May 29, 2014
A town hall held in Miami today brought together Latino workers who are thinking about when to retire and begin collecting Social Security benefits. Attendees at the forum, hosted by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and AARP, learned how they can significantly increase their Social Security retirement benefits by delaying when they claim them. Participants learned that waiting even one extra year could make a big difference in their benefits for the rest of their lives.
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National Immigration Score Card Shows House GOP Leadership Failure

National Immigration Score Card Shows House GOP Leadership Failure

May 28, 2014
The immigration reform stalemate on Capitol Hill, caused by the GOP leaders’ inaction on the issue, is bringing down score card ratings of House members in the 2014 National Immigration Score Card issued Wednesday by national Latino groups.
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New Report Highlights How Financial Industry Can Help Communities of Color Obtain Financial Security

New Report Highlights How Financial Industry Can Help Communities of Color Obtain Financial Security

May 28, 2014
As the United States shifts to a majority-minority population over the coming decades, banks and other financial institutions will need to develop new strategies and tools to engage the customers of the future: communities of color.
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Nuevo Informe Destaca cómo la Industria Financiera Puede Ayudar a Establecer Seguridad Financiera

Nuevo Informe Destaca cómo la Industria Financiera Puede Ayudar a Establecer Seguridad Financiera

May 28, 2014
A medida que los Estados Unidos se desplaza hacia una población donde las minorías serán la mayoría en las próximas décadas, los bancos y otras instituciones financieras tendrán que desarrollar nuevas estrategias y herramientas para involucrar a los clientes del futuro: las comunidades de color.
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Civil Rights Groups to Release Findings on How Banks Can Better Meet Needs of Communities of Color

Civil Rights Groups to Release Findings on How Banks Can Better Meet Needs of Communities of Color

May 27, 2014
Access to financial services including credit cards, savings accounts and emerging banking platforms such as online banking is essential to maintaining a healthy middle class. However, banks and other financial institutions are missing the mark when it comes to engaging the customer of the future: communities of color.
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NCLR Applauds Nomination of Julián Castro to Serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

NCLR Applauds Nomination of Julián Castro to Serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

May 23, 2014
Earlier today, President Obama officially nominated San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to replace Shaun Donovan as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds the president for nominating a highly qualified candidate, whose experience as a three-term mayor of one of the nation’s largest cities will bring renewed vigor, energy and focus to the nation’s top housing agency.
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NCLR Releases Report on Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Florida

NCLR Releases Report on Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Florida

May 21, 2014
Today, during a noon press conference, NCLR and community partners, including Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, Hispanic Health Initiatives, Inc., State Senator Darren Soto, State Representative Ricardo Rangel, State Representative Victor Manuel Torres, Jr., Florida CHAIN, Mi Familia Vota and WellCare Health Plans, Inc., presented findings from an NCLR report: “Medicaid Expansion in Florida: A Latino Perspective.”
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Civil Rights Groups to Release Findings on How Banks Can Better Meet Needs of Communities of Color

Civil Rights Groups to Release Findings on How Banks Can Better Meet Needs of Communities of Color

May 21, 2014
Access to financial services including credit cards, savings accounts and emerging banking platforms such as online banking is essential to maintaining a healthy middle class. However, banks and other financial institutions are missing the mark when it comes to engaging the customer of the future: communities of color.
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NCLR Urges Lawmakers to Amend Housing Finance Reform Bill Before it is Brought to Senate Floor

NCLR Urges Lawmakers to Amend Housing Finance Reform Bill Before it is Brought to Senate Floor

May 15, 2014
Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs approved an amended version of the “Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act” (S. 1217), a bill aimed at overhauling the nation’s housing finance system. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) appreciates the efforts of members of the committee to address a clear and present need for housing finance reform, but the legislation, as written, will not sufficiently ensure that all creditworthy borrowers have access to an affordable mortgage.
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NCLR: New Housing Finance Policies Could Help Open the Door to Homeownership for Latinos

NCLR: New Housing Finance Policies Could Help Open the Door to Homeownership for Latinos

May 15, 2014
In his first public speech since taking office, Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), announced several new policies that will expand homeownership opportunities for hardworking Americans, which will ultimately help Latinos gain access to safe and affordable mortgage loans.
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NCLR Applauds Passage of Florida In-State Tuition Bill

NCLR Applauds Passage of Florida In-State Tuition Bill

May 02, 2014
Today, joining 19 other states that have approved similar legislation, the Florida House of Representatives passed H.B. 851, a bill that would dramatically improve college access for undocumented students who graduate from Florida high schools by allowing them to pay the same in-state tuition rate as their peers.
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NCLR Calls on House of Representatives to “Spring into Action” on Immigration Reform

NCLR Calls on House of Representatives to “Spring into Action” on Immigration Reform

May 01, 2014
The House of Representatives is scheduled to be in session for three weeks throughout May. But according to a memo sent by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–Va.) late last week, there are no plans to move immigration reform forward during May.
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NCLR: Senate Missed an Opportunity to Help the American Workforce by Raising the Minimum Wage

NCLR: Senate Missed an Opportunity to Help the American Workforce by Raising the Minimum Wage

April 30, 2014
Earlier today, the U.S. Senate took a procedural vote on the “Minimum Wage Fairness Act” (S. 2223), legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour by the year 2016.
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