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NCLR Fights to Keep Latinos in Their Homes

NCLR Fights to Keep Latinos in Their Homes

November 15, 2011
Stop wrongful foreclosures. Protect affordable housing. Keep responsible homeownership opportunities available.
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The People Speak

The People Speak

November 10, 2011
If one thing was clear after Tuesday’s election in Arizona, it was this: once the voters understand the anti-immigrant agenda, they do not accept it.
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Arizona Recall Election a Real Sign of Hope

Arizona Recall Election a Real Sign of Hope

November 09, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today called the election of Jerry Lewis as the next State Senator from Mesa, Arizona a turning point in that state’s recent ugly and divisive anti-immigrant, anti-Latino crusade. Lewis defeated Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, architect of Arizona’s notorious SB 1070 and a key leader in anti-immigrant extremist circles. Lewis has drawn a stark contrast between him and Pearce on the issue of immigration, with Lewis calling for a more comprehensive, civil and effective strategy on the issue.
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Effective Workforce Equity Requires Community Involvement

Effective Workforce Equity Requires Community Involvement

November 08, 2011
Portland, OR and its surrounding metropolitan area has been devastated by the current recession, much like many other cities and towns across America The region has suffered from mass layoffs, business closures, and a 12.2 percent unemployment rate. Low-income people and people of color have been most affected.
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New Census Measure Shows More Latinos Living in Poverty

New Census Measure Shows More Latinos Living in Poverty

November 08, 2011
As if the outlook wasn’t bleak enough, yesterday the U.S. Census Bureau released its Supplemental Poverty Measure which shows that rates of poverty for Hispanics and the overall population are actually higher than officially reported in October.
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NCLR AND ‘YA ES HORA’ PARTNERS TO HOST CITIZENSHIP EVENT

NCLR AND ‘YA ES HORA’ PARTNERS TO HOST CITIZENSHIP EVENT

November 04, 2011
Miami—On Saturday, November 5th, 2011, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, will join Univision, the Florida International University (FIU) College of Law, NALEO, CIMA, and other local partners to host a naturalization event for hundreds of eligible Hispanics interested in becoming U.S. citizens.
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Failed Leadership Rears Its Ugly Head Yet Again

Failed Leadership Rears Its Ugly Head Yet Again

November 04, 2011
The latest job figures are out, and there's been some slight improvement from last month, but the picture is still dreary.
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NCLR DECRIES DEFEAT OF “REBUILD AMERICA JOBS ACT,” A CRITICAL STEP TO HELP NATION’S UNEMPLOYED

NCLR DECRIES DEFEAT OF “REBUILD AMERICA JOBS ACT,” A CRITICAL STEP TO HELP NATION’S UNEMPLOYED

November 04, 2011
Washington—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) expressed its profound disappointment that, despite the need to make critical investments to spur job growth and lay the foundation for future national economic prosperity, the U.S. Senate failed yesterday to pass the “Rebuild America Jobs Act” (S. 1769), a provision of President Obama’s American Jobs Act that could have potentially put millions of Americans back to work.
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Voter Suppression Laws Are Beginning to Raise Eyebrows in Congress

Voter Suppression Laws Are Beginning to Raise Eyebrows in Congress

November 03, 2011
The rise of voter suppression laws in the United States is a deep concern for the Latino community.
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Different State, Same Hate

Different State, Same Hate

November 02, 2011
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against South Carolina to block the implementation of SB 20, a divisive and dangerous anti-immigrant law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley (R–SC) earlier this year.
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TOWN HALL TO ADDRESS LATINOS, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND MEDICARE

TOWN HALL TO ADDRESS LATINOS, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND MEDICARE

November 02, 2011
Hundreds of Boston-area Latino seniors will make their voices heard during a bilingual community town hall on Social Security and Medicare. As the congressional super committee readies its proposal to reduce the federal deficit, concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled.
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LATINOS DE RIVERSIDE COUNTY SE UNEN CONTRA LOS POSIBLES RECORTES AL PROGRAMA DE SEGURO SOCIAL

LATINOS DE RIVERSIDE COUNTY SE UNEN CONTRA LOS POSIBLES RECORTES AL PROGRAMA DE SEGURO SOCIAL

November 01, 2011
Perris, Calif.—En el foro municipal que tomo lugar hoy en Perris se reunieron líderes comunitarios y personas de mayor edad preocupados por la posibilidad de que el Congreso de EE.UU. reduzca las modestas prestaciones del Seguro Social de las que dependen para gran parte de sus ingresos.
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RIVERSIDE COUNTY LATINOS UNITE AGAINST PROSPECT OF  CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM

RIVERSIDE COUNTY LATINOS UNITE AGAINST PROSPECT OF CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM

November 01, 2011
Perris, Calif.—A town hall forum held in Perris today brought together Latino seniors and community leaders who are concerned that the U.S. Congress may reduce the modest Social Security benefits that they rely on for most of their income and health care.
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Minority Groups Bear the Brunt of Super Committee Decisions

Minority Groups Bear the Brunt of Super Committee Decisions

October 28, 2011
As the United States transitions to a “majority-minority” population over the next three decades, prominent health and income security groups say the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and other members of Congress must take into account how changes to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will affect communities of color, a population that is growing and increasingly economically insecure.
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COMMUNITY TOWN HALL TO ADDRESS LATINOS AND SOCIAL SECURITY

COMMUNITY TOWN HALL TO ADDRESS LATINOS AND SOCIAL SECURITY

October 27, 2011
Perris, Calif.—As concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), AARP and Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR), will join the Training Occupational Development Educating Communities Legal Center (TODEC Legal Center) in hosting a community town hall on Social Security and its importance to Latino families and the state of California.
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FORO COMUNITARIO TRATARÁ EL TEMA DEL SEGURO SOCIAL

FORO COMUNITARIO TRATARÁ EL TEMA DEL SEGURO SOCIAL

October 27, 2011
En respuesta a la creciente amenaza de posibles recortes al programa del Seguro Social, un programa conjunto, que provee una red de seguridad financiera a muchos ancianos y personas discapacitadas en el país, TODEC Legal Center, NCLR (El Consejo Nacional de la Raza), AARP, Latinos por un Retiro Seguro (LSR) y AARP llevarán a cabo un foro abierto sobre la importancia del programa para miles de familias hispanas y para el estado de la California. En respuesta a la creciente amenaza de posibles recortes al programa del Seguro Social, un programa conjunto, que provee una red de seguridad financiera a muchos ancianos y personas discapacitadas en el país, TODEC Legal Center, NCLR (El Consejo Nacional de la Raza), AARP, Latinos por un Retiro Seguro (LSR) y AARP llevarán a cabo un foro abierto sobre la importancia del programa para miles de familias hispanas y para el estado de la California.
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Save What Works:  Making the Case for Long-Term Fixed-Rate Home Loans

Save What Works:  Making the Case for Long-Term Fixed-Rate Home Loans

October 27, 2011
Last week I testified before the Senate Banking Committee on the virtues of the 30-year fixed- rate mortgage. For eight decades running, this type of mortgage has made homeownership affordable and stable for working and middle-class families. This winning formula has allowed millions to obtain the only leveraged asset most will ever own. This is particularly true for Latino and Black households, for whom home equity makes up 65% and 59% of household wealth.
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Housing Is Back on the National Agenda

Housing Is Back on the National Agenda

October 26, 2011
Earlier this week, President Obama and Ed DeMarco, the overseer of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced their intention to remove barriers that have kept working homeowners from refinancing home loans into low-interest rates. Like anything coming out of Washington, the devil is in the details, and we must wait for those as in-depth operational changes will not be issued until November 15.
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Minorías sufren las decisiones del supercomité  sobre el Seguro social, medicare y medicaid

Minorías sufren las decisiones del supercomité  sobre el Seguro social, medicare y medicaid

October 26, 2011
A medida que los Estados Unidos se transforma en una población de “mayoría-minoría” en las próximas tres décadas, los grupos prominentes para la protección de la salud y los ingresos dicen que el Comité Conjunto Selecto para la reducción del déficit y otros miembros del Congreso deben considerar cómo los cambios al Seguro Social, Medicare y Medicaid afectarán a las comunidades de color, una población que está creciendo y es cada vez más insegura económicamente.
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Minority Groups Bear Brunt of Super Committee Decisions about Social Security,Medicare & Medicaid

Minority Groups Bear Brunt of Super Committee Decisions about Social Security,Medicare & Medicaid

October 25, 2011
As the United States transitions to a “majority-minority” population over the next three decades, prominent health and income security groups say the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and other Members of Congress must take into account how changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will affect communities of color, a population that is growing and increasingly economically insecure.
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