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NCLR Denounces Legislative Proposal to Curtail President Obama’s Authority

NCLR Denounces Legislative Proposal to Curtail President Obama’s Authority

July 26, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) condemns the “Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation Act (HALT Act)” (H.R. 2497) introduced by Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas. The Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement of the House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on legislation that would eliminate President Obama’s authority to set priorities for immigration enforcement and to suspend the deportation of individuals who do not fall within the enforcement priorities.
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NCLR Presents Family Strengthening Awards to Community Organizations at 2011 NCLR Annual Conference

NCLR Presents Family Strengthening Awards to Community Organizations at 2011 NCLR Annual Conference

July 26, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) recognized three community organizations at the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference held July 23–26 in Washington, D.C., for their excellence in helping Latino families. NCLR’s Family Strengthening Awards were presented to Centro Hispano of Dane County in Madison, Wisconsin, the Women’s Center for Self Employment in San Francisco, California, and Mary’s Center in Washington, D.C., for programs that include youth initiatives, parenting classes, health services, and business training.
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NCLR otorga el premio fortalecimiento de la familia a organizaciones comunitarias en su conferencia

NCLR otorga el premio fortalecimiento de la familia a organizaciones comunitarias en su conferencia

July 26, 2011
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) reconoció, en su Conferencia Anual 2011 del 23 al 26 de julio en Washington, D.C., a tres organizaciones comunitarias por la excelente ayuda que proporcionan a las familias latinas. Los premios Fortalecimiento de la Familia del NCLR se otorgaron al Centro Hispano del Condado de Dane en Madison, Wisconsin; Centro de la Mujer para el Autoempleo en San Francisco, California; y el Mary’s Center en Washington, DC, por sus programas que abarcan desde iniciativas para jóvenes, clases para padres, servicios sanitarios, hasta formación empresarial.
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NCLR President And CEO Janet Murguía to Address Media Following President Barack Obama’s Speech

NCLR President And CEO Janet Murguía to Address Media Following President Barack Obama’s Speech

July 24, 2011
Immediately following President Barack Obama’s address to the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference at Monday’s Luncheon, NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía will provide her response to the President’s speech to the media in the press overflow room.
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Home for Good Blog Carnival Roundup

Home for Good Blog Carnival Roundup

July 23, 2011
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Home for Good Blog Carnival. We asked bloggers to join us in urging folks to send an e-postcard to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner demanding an end to wrongful foreclosures, insisting on providing affordable homes to rent, and asking him to keep safe home ownership available.
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Building Bridges Between the LGBT and Latino Communities is Key

Building Bridges Between the LGBT and Latino Communities is Key

July 22, 2011
If you haven't heard by now, the 2010 U.S. Census revealed that the United States Hispanic population now numbers 50 million and accounts for more than half of the nation's growth. Latinos make up one of the fastest growing segments of our population and will undoubtedly play a significant role in shaping the future of the United States.
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Mary’s Center to Receive 2011 Affiliate of The Year Award at NCLR Annual Conference

Mary’s Center to Receive 2011 Affiliate of The Year Award at NCLR Annual Conference

July 22, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will present the 2011 Affiliate of the Year Award to Mary’s Center, an organization dedicated to improving access to comprehensive bilingual care for low-income, uninsured pregnant women and their children. Mary’s Center will be recognized on July 26, 2011 at the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
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Mary’s Center recibe el premio “afiliado del año” durante la conferencia anual del NCLR

Mary’s Center recibe el premio “afiliado del año” durante la conferencia anual del NCLR

July 22, 2011
El Consejo Nacional de la Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en inglés) otorgará el codiciado premio “Afiliado del Año 2011” al Mary’s Center, organización afiliada al NCLR establecida en Washington, D.C. Mary’s Center es una organización dedicada a mejorar el acceso a cuidado integral de salud para mujeres embarazadas y niños de bajos recursos y sin seguro médico. El reconocimiento se llevará a cabo durante la Gala de Premiación el 26 de julio como clausura de la Conferencia Anual del NCLR en el Hotel Marriott Wardman Park en Washington, DC.
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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Latinas Brunch Focuses on  Women in Media

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Latinas Brunch Focuses on Women in Media

July 22, 2011
Join NCLR (National Council of La Raza) for a special Latinas Brunch on Sunday, July 24 at the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference. Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, will deliver the keynote address, and 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards® Executive Producer and Host Eva Longoria will be a featured speaker. The event culminates in a panel discussion featuring some of the most influential women in English and Spanish media, including top executives from Telemundo, Time Warner, Inc., and La Opinión. The brunch is open to the press and is free of charge.
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Opening of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Met With Applause

Opening of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Met With Applause

July 21, 2011
One year ago, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, a sweeping financial reform law designed to overhaul the nation’s financial regulatory system. And today, on the anniversary of its passage, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) congratulates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as it opens its doors for the first day of business.
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2011 NCLR Annual Conference to Feature President Obama, National Leaders, and Free Family Activities

2011 NCLR Annual Conference to Feature President Obama, National Leaders, and Free Family Activities

July 21, 2011
President Barack Obama will join national leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors in addressing the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference to be held July 23–26 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The NCLR Annual Conference—with TOYOTA as the title sponsor—will feature issues vital to the Latino community and all Americans: education, the economy, health care, immigration reform, and more.
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Calling All Bloggers!

Calling All Bloggers!

July 20, 2011
Are you a blogger attending the NCLR Annual Conference? If so, you won’t want to miss the inaugural NCLR Annual Conference Blogger Meetup.
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Hundreds of Latino Youth Leaders Convene at 2011 NCLR Annual Conference in the Nation’s Capital

Hundreds of Latino Youth Leaders Convene at 2011 NCLR Annual Conference in the Nation’s Capital

July 20, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host nearly 500 Latino youth leaders at the 2011 Líderes Summit as part of the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference. The Summit will take place July 22–25 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The youth conference will bring young people from across the country together to participate in educational peer-led workshops, artistic cultural presentations, and a youth-focused Líderes Town Hall, to be live-streamed through the NCLR website (www.nclr.org).
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Putting Food Solutions on the Table

Putting Food Solutions on the Table

July 20, 2011
One day in late March, I visited a southwestern Idaho farmworker housing complex with April Flores Mason. April is a Nutrition Services Specialist for a Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program run by Community Council of Idaho, a nonprofit organization and NCLR Affiliate that provides services to farmworker families across the state.
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Recortes propuestos a medicaid podrían arruinar a las familias latinas

Recortes propuestos a medicaid podrían arruinar a las familias latinas

July 19, 2011
Los recortes en el presupuesto de Medicaid que se avecinan podrían dejar a millones de familias de bajos ingresos, personas de mayor edad y personas con discapacidad sin acceso a la crucial cobertura y atención médica que necesitan. Un informe publicado hoy conjuntamente por el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) y Families USA revela que los recortes a Medicaid podrían tener un efecto desproporcionadamente perjudicial para las familias latinas.
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Proposed Cuts to Medicaid Could Devastate Latino Families

Proposed Cuts to Medicaid Could Devastate Latino Families

July 19, 2011
Looming budget cuts to Medicaid could leave millions of low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities without access to critical health coverage and care. A report released jointly today by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Families USA reveals that cuts to Medicaid would have a disproportionately harmful effect on Latino families.
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New White House Policy to Stop Home Foreclosures Marks Sea Change

New White House Policy to Stop Home Foreclosures Marks Sea Change

July 19, 2011
The Obama administration is taking a fresh look at the housing crisis. This is welcome news to NCLR. We have been working for some time with our partners to deliver calls and petitions that challenge the White House and the Department of the Treasury to extend its relief beyond just investors to include families and their neighborhoods.
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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Educational Challenges Facing Latinos

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Educational Challenges Facing Latinos

July 19, 2011
The 2011 NCLR Annual Conference—which will be held July 23–26 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel—will feature a number of events focused on the challenges that the Latino community faces in achieving a high-quality education. The Conference will bring together experts, policymakers, and activists to discuss a number of crucial education topics that affect Latinos, such as achievement gaps, Common Core Standards, dropout rates, and strategies for improving dual-language-learner education. The workshops and education town hall meeting are all open to the public and are free of charge.
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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Economic Challenges Facing Latinos

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Economic Challenges Facing Latinos

July 19, 2011
The 2011 NCLR Annual Conference—which will be held July 23–26 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel—will feature a number of events focused on the economic challenges that the Latino community faces. The Conference will bring together experts, policymakers, and activists to discuss a number of crucial economic topics that affect Latinos, such as the recession, job quality, unemployment, and foreclosure prevention. The workshops and economy town hall meeting are all open to the public and are free of charge.
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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Health Challenges Facing Latinos

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Health Challenges Facing Latinos

July 19, 2011
The 2011 NCLR Annual Conference—which will be held July 23–26 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel—will feature a number of events focused on the challenges that the Latino community faces regarding their health and well-being. The Conference will bring together experts, policymakers, and activists in the health field to discuss crucial topics, such as diabetes prevention, HIV/AIDS prevalence, childhood hunger and obesity, and the impact of health care reform on Latino families. The workshops and health town hall meeting are all open to the public and are free of charge.
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