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El NCLR habla de los desafíos legales de la extremista ley antiinmigrante de Alabama

El NCLR habla de los desafíos legales de la extremista ley antiinmigrante de Alabama

August 11, 2011
El viernes 5 de agosto, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) se unió a un escrito de amicus curiae – expresión en Latín que significa ‘amigo de la corte’ - que apoya la demanda presentada por una coalición de grupos de derechos civiles: el Centro de Leyes sobre la Pobreza en el Sur, el Sindicato Americano de Libertades Civiles (ACLU, por sus siglas en inglés), la ACLU de Alabama, el Centro Jurídico Nacional de Inmigración, el Caucus Asiático de Leyes, y el Centro de Justicia Asiático Estadounidense, entre otros, para desafiar la extremista ley antiinmigrante de Alabama, Ley HB 56, que fue firmada en junio por el gobernador Robert Bentley (R-AL). La Coalición del Interés Hispano de Alabama (¡HICA!, por sus siglas en inglés), una organización afiliada al NCLR, es la principal demandante del caso.
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NCLR Discusses Legal Challenges to Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law

NCLR Discusses Legal Challenges to Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law

August 11, 2011
On Friday, August 5, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined an amicus brief supporting the lawsuit filed by a coalition of civil rights groups—Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Alabama, the National Immigration Law Center, the Asian Law Caucus, and the Asian American Justice Center, among others—challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, which was signed by Gov. Robert Bentley (R–AL) in June. The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!), an NCLR Affiliate, is the lead plaintiff for this lawsuit.
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Groups File Amicus Briefs to Highlight Concerns with Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Groups File Amicus Briefs to Highlight Concerns with Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law

August 10, 2011
On Friday, August 5, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined an amicus brief supporting the lawsuit filed by a coalition of civil rights groups—Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Alabama, the National Immigration Law Center, the Asian Law Caucus, and the Asian American Justice Center, among others—challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed earlier this summer. HB 56 is the harshest anti-immigrant law in the nation, authorizing police officers to investigate the immigration status of noncriminals, requiring that schools collect information about the citizenship of their students, and making it illegal to transport an undocumented individual.
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La Escuela East Austin College Prep Será La Anfitriona De La Celebración “¡Vivan Los Libros!”

La Escuela East Austin College Prep Será La Anfitriona De La Celebración “¡Vivan Los Libros!”

August 05, 2011
La escuela East Austin College Prep Academy será la anfitriona de una celebración comunitaria el jueves 11 de agosto de las 5:00 PM a las 8:00 PM, para inaugurar su biblioteca recientemente renovada. La fiesta denominada ¡Vivan los libros! se llevará a cabo en la escuela ubicada en El Centro de Familia de Southwest Key en 6002 Jain Lane en Austin.
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It’s All About Good Jobs!

It’s All About Good Jobs!

August 05, 2011
At NCLR’s Annual Conference last week, Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D–MO), Chairman of the Black Congressional Caucus, told us that he recently spoke at a press conference where he said one word—“jobs.”
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Pinching Pennies:  How One Latina Mom Feeds Her Family

Pinching Pennies:  How One Latina Mom Feeds Her Family

August 05, 2011
In March 2011, more than thirty families let us into their lives—some even into their homes—to tell us about the measures they take each day to put a healthy meal on the table. That’s when I hit the road, traveling with Kara Ryan to three states, to learn about the nutrition experiences of Latino children and families.
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East Austin College Prep Academy to Host “Viva the Books!” Celebration of Renovated Library

East Austin College Prep Academy to Host “Viva the Books!” Celebration of Renovated Library

August 04, 2011
The East Austin College Prep Academy will host a community celebration from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, to unveil its newly renovated school library.
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Who Matters In This Country?

Who Matters In This Country?

August 04, 2011
As Congress wrestles to find budget solutions for our country in the next few months, a central moral question remains. Most of the coverage of debt ceiling discussions has focused more on political histrionics and gamesmanship than on the real lives at stake. I wonder if the needs of Americans will shine through after all of the mudslinging is done. The stakes are high for working class and poor families.
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El NCLR Documenta Los Problemas Nutricionales de Los Niños Latinos

El NCLR Documenta Los Problemas Nutricionales de Los Niños Latinos

August 04, 2011
Haciendo un recuento de sus esfuerzos para llevar comida sana a la mesa, familias de Idaho, Texas y el District of Columbia hablaron con los expertos del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) para que éstos pudieran entender mejor los obstáculos que enfrentan los padres latinos para proveer comidas nutritivas a sus hijos.
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NCLR Documents Challenges to Latino Child Nutrition

NCLR Documents Challenges to Latino Child Nutrition

August 04, 2011
Recounting their efforts to put healthy food on the table, families in Idaho, Texas, and the District of Columbia opened a personal window for NCLR (National Council of La Raza) experts to explore the obstacles that Latino parents face in trying to provide nutritious meals for their children.
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NCLR Líderes Summit Recharges Students’ Batteries

NCLR Líderes Summit Recharges Students’ Batteries

August 03, 2011
More than 400 young leaders left the nation’s capital last week empowered and energized to continue driving positive social change in communities across America. After a year of planning and fundraising, the students travelled to Washington, DC for the 2011 Líderes Summit at the NCLR Annual Conference.
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Department of Justice Announces Lawsuit Against Alabama’s Misguided Immigration Law

Department of Justice Announces Lawsuit Against Alabama’s Misguided Immigration Law

August 03, 2011
On Monday, Aug. 1, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of HB 56, an anti-immigrant law signed by Gov. Robert Bentley (R–AL) of Alabama.
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Statement of Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO, on Debt Ceiling Compromise

Statement of Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO, on Debt Ceiling Compromise

August 02, 2011
For the sake of the country, the health of our economy, and global financial stability, raising the debt ceiling was a necessary step. Although this was not the deal we believe would be best for America, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) recognizes the importance of raising the debt ceiling given that the prospect of default was far worse. However, it is deeply unfortunate and disappointing that the budget cuts contained within the compromise greatly affect the most vulnerable in our society, including low-income and Hispanic Americans.
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California Takes One Step Closer Toward DREAM Act as Governor Signs Financial Aid Bill

California Takes One Step Closer Toward DREAM Act as Governor Signs Financial Aid Bill

August 01, 2011
It has been one week since California Governor Jerry Brown fulfilled a campaign promise to the thousands of young Latinos in his state by signing AB 130, a bill that would allow undocumented college students to access private financial aid. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) applauds Gov. Brown for taking this first step toward ensuring equal access to education for all hardworking students. NCLR is hopeful that he will see this mission through by passing AB 131.
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The Latino and LGBT Communities Come Together at the NCLR Annual Conference

The Latino and LGBT Communities Come Together at the NCLR Annual Conference

August 01, 2011
One of the biggest draws of the NCLR Annual Conference is the wide array of substantive workshops, panel discussions, and meal events. Attendees also anticipate the numerous receptions and networking opportunities. This year was certainly no different, and perhaps the most popular party at Conference was the second annual LGBT and Allies Reception.
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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Wrap-up

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Wrap-up

July 28, 2011
NCLR’s 2011 Annual Conference has come and gone. Conference was a huge success, with a tremendous lineup of speakers. President Barack Obama, Arianna Huffington, Eva Longoria, and many others delivered memorable addresses.
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Se anuncian los nominados a los premios ALMA® del NCLR

Se anuncian los nominados a los premios ALMA® del NCLR

July 28, 2011
Hoy se revelaron los nominados a los premios ALMA® del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), junto con los detalles de un nuevo sistema de votación y concurso en línea, “Vote por VIP a su Manera (Vote Your Way to VIP)”. Por primera vez, los aficionados podrán votar por sus estrellas favoritas, y los ganadores se darán a conocer durante la emisión del programa en NBC, de una hora en horario estelar, el viernes 16 de septiembre de las 20:00 a las 21:00 horas tiempo estándar del este (EDT). Las categorías de nominación se han reposicionado como "favoritos" en lugar de "el mejor", para captar mejor la señal de asentimiento de los aficionados ayudando así a determinar quién saldrá victorioso en la ceremonia de este año.
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The Nominees for the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards® Announced

The Nominees for the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards® Announced

July 28, 2011
The nominees for the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® were revealed today along with details for “Vote Your Way to VIP,” a new online voting system and contest. For the first time, fans will be able to vote for their favorites and the winners will be revealed during the one-hour primetime special airing Friday, September 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC. The nomination categories have now been repositioned as “Favorite” rather than “Best,” as a nod to the fans who will help determine who will emerge victorious at this year’s ceremony.
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NCLR Homeownership Network Learning Alliance Launches Counseling Course to Help Low-income Families

NCLR Homeownership Network Learning Alliance Launches Counseling Course to Help Low-income Families

July 28, 2011
To combat systemic barriers that prevent low-income individuals from receiving crucial financial counseling, the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Homeownership Network Learning Alliance (NHNLA) will begin offering a financial training course to housing counselors and social service case managers who frequently work with this community. “Introduction to Client Counseling for Low-Income Families” is a three-day course designed to teach social service professionals the fundamentals of financial counseling, while training them in the one-on-one counseling approach. The new course was developed in conjunction with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), whose mission is to empower individual and family financial decision-making through every stage of life.
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Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Presidential Carne Asada at NCLR

Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Presidential Carne Asada at NCLR

July 28, 2011
Latinos are often described as a “friendly” audience for Democrats and Barack Obama. Therefore it was surprising when the President threw out some “red meat” to rev up the simpaticos at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza in Washington, DC.
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