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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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On Arianna Huffington and The Infectious Empowerment of Story Telling

On Arianna Huffington and The Infectious Empowerment of Story Telling

July 27, 2011
Today, Arianna Huffington, the president and editor-in-chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, delivered the keynote address at the Latinas Brunch of the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Conference. Amidst a room filled with over 1,800 Latinos of all ages, nationalities and professional background, this influential social icon stood in front of us and immediately felt like one of us.
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Accomplished Leaders Honored at NCLR Awards Gala

Accomplished Leaders Honored at NCLR Awards Gala

July 27, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) presented six awards yesterday to honor individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary accomplishments, both in their fields and in service to the Hispanic community and the United States. NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía congratulated the winners at the organization’s Awards Gala which was the closing event of the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference held July 23–26 in the District of Columbia.
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Immigration Tops Jobs and Economy as Most Important Issue for Latinos

Immigration Tops Jobs and Economy as Most Important Issue for Latinos

July 27, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Immigration overwhelmingly trumps both the economy and education as the most important issue for Latinos, according to a recent poll of 547 supporters and attendees at the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference. Almost half (45 percent) of all respondents chose immigration as the top issue, as opposed to jobs and the economy (25 percent), education (21 percent), and health care (6 percent).
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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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