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In Florida, Implementation of Electoral Reform Law Will Suppress Minority Voting Rights

In Florida, Implementation of Electoral Reform Law Will Suppress Minority Voting Rights

November 23, 2011
Last legislative session, the Florida state legislature passed a bill that dramatically overhauled Florida’s election laws.
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Power of Immigrant Rights On Display in Alabama

Power of Immigrant Rights On Display in Alabama

November 23, 2011
It has been quite the week for immigrant rights.
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Greater Equality is a Must in Reviving the Economy

Greater Equality is a Must in Reviving the Economy

November 22, 2011
Two weeks ago I joined thousands of advocates, researchers, and community leaders from throughout the country at the Equity Summit in Detroit, hosted by PolicyLink, to talk equity strategy.
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NCLR Joins Dozens of Civil Rights Organizations in Solidarity Campaign to Repeal Alabama’s HB 56

NCLR Joins Dozens of Civil Rights Organizations in Solidarity Campaign to Repeal Alabama’s HB 56

November 21, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) participated in a vigil held at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. as part of a nationwide effort to show solidarity with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice’s (ACIJ) One Family, One Alabama campaign to repeal the state’s anti-immigrant bill, HB 56.
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NCLR Is One Family, One Alabama

NCLR Is One Family, One Alabama

November 21, 2011
Today marks the launch of the One Family, One Alabama campaign to repeal Alabama's notorious anti-immigrant law, HB 56.
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Social Security Administration Hits a Home Run with Online Application Services in Spanish

Social Security Administration Hits a Home Run with Online Application Services in Spanish

November 18, 2011
I just had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) expanded online services in Spanish. I am impressed with how the SSA improved its Spanish-language website, www.segurosocial.gov, and expanded services to allow online applications for retirement and Medicare benefits in Spanish.
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Servicios en español en línea: la Administración del Seguro Social

Servicios en español en línea: la Administración del Seguro Social

November 18, 2011
Recientemente tuve el placer de asistir al lanzamiento de los servicios en línea en español de la Administración del Seguro Social (SSA, por sus siglas en inglés) donde presentaron una sección mucho mas extensa de servicios para el cliente en español.
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Civil Rights Groups to Host Vigil in Front of White House to Urge Repeal of HB 56

Civil Rights Groups to Host Vigil in Front of White House to Urge Repeal of HB 56

November 18, 2011
On Monday, November 21, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) along with leading civil rights and labor groups will hold a vigil in front of the White House at Lafayette Square to show solidarity with the launch of the “One Family, One Alabama” campaign in Birmingham, Ala. The campaign, a project of the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ), aims to repeal the state’s appalling anti-immigrant law, HB 56, which has devastated immigrant communities and wreaked havoc on Alabama’s schools and businesses.
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Alliance Hosts Free Home Rescue Fair in Las Vegas

Alliance Hosts Free Home Rescue Fair in Las Vegas

November 18, 2011
The Alliance for Stabilizing Our Communities—led by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the National Urban League (NUL), and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), in partnership with Housing for Nevada, an NCLR Affiliate—will host a free Home Rescue Fair, the “Rebuild Southern Nevada Expo,” on Saturday, November 19 at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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Innovations in Program Development: Advisory Councils

Innovations in Program Development: Advisory Councils

November 16, 2011
In 1976, eight mothers of Head Start students in Denver decided they were going to do something to help women achieve personal and economic success. They understood that education and employment were vital for doing this, and that year the Mi Casa Resource Center (Mi Casa) was founded.
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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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