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First-Ever #NCLRChats A Success!

First-Ever #NCLRChats A Success!

October 13, 2011
Last week, NCLR held the first session in its live Twitter chat series, #NCLRChats. With the help of our friends at Prevention Institute, Food Research Action Center, and Feeding America, we engaged in a thoughtful conversation about healthy eating.
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Las Vegas Town Hall Seeks Opportunities for the Latino Workforce in Clean Energy

Las Vegas Town Hall Seeks Opportunities for the Latino Workforce in Clean Energy

October 13, 2011
A town hall forum held in Las Vegas today brought together members of the Latino community and representatives of local business, labor, and workforce development to discuss clean energy as a possible piece of a plan to put Nevadans back to work. Participants in the forum hosted by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the Clean Energy Project (CEP) expressed frustration with the ongoing unemployment crisis and listened with interest as the panel—moderated by Nevada State Senator Ruben Kihuen—described the links between Nevada’s energy choices and job creation and the potential impacts on the Hispanic community.
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New Report Calls For Social Security Modernization Efforts

New Report Calls For Social Security Modernization Efforts

October 13, 2011
As the United States transitions to a "majority-minority" population over the next three decades, Social Security must be modernized to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and economically insecure workforce, according to a report released today by the Commission to Modernize Social Security, made up of national policy experts representing African American, Asian American, Latino and Native American communities.
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Los Angeles Town Hall to Address Concerns of Diverse Communities about Future of Social Security

Los Angeles Town Hall to Address Concerns of Diverse Communities about Future of Social Security

October 13, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), Global Policy Solutions, the Insight Center for Community Economic Development (Insight), and Latinos for a Secure Retirement will partner with AltaMed Health Services Corporation to host a community forum at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 that will address the implications of Social Security reform for an increasingly diverse and economically insecure workforce. The event, which will be held at AltaMed Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)—Lincoln Heights, located at 2820 North Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, California, is open to the public and free of charge. Simultaneous interpreter services in Spanish and Chinese will be provided.
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Reunión municipal en los ángeles para dar voz a las preocupaciones de comunidades diversas sobre e

Reunión municipal en los ángeles para dar voz a las preocupaciones de comunidades diversas sobre e

October 13, 2011
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), Global Policy Solutions, el Insight Center for Community Economic Development (Insight), y Latinos por un Retiro Seguro (LSR) se asociarán con AltaMed Health Services Corporation para presentar un foro comunitario el miércoles 19 de octubre del 2011 a las 3:00 PM. En el foro se hablará sobre cuales son algunas de las implicaciones de la reforma del Seguro Social debido a una fuerza laboral cada vez más diversa e insegura económicamente. El evento, que será en el centro de AltaMed Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)-en la ciudad de Lincoln Heights y está ubicado en 2820 North Figueroa Street en Los Ángeles, California, está disponible al público y el evento es gratuito. Habrá traducciones simultáneas en español y chino.
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Passage of California Dream Act an Essential Investment in the State’s Youth

Passage of California Dream Act an Essential Investment in the State’s Youth

October 12, 2011
On Saturday, Oct. 9, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the second half of the California Dream Act, offering undocumented immigrant students the opportunity to apply for state-funded financial aid. AB 131 will allow high-achieving immigrant students the chance to apply for CalGrants scholarships, enabling more young Californians to continue on to higher education. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) hails this landmark moment that many of our Affiliates worked toward diligently.
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Financial Tools Further “The Girl Effect”

Financial Tools Further “The Girl Effect”

October 11, 2011
Girls and women can strengthen the global economy when equipped with necessary financial tools and counseling. Studies indicate that, in the United States, women are more likely than men to make household financial decisions.
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Saving the American Middle Class Starts by Saving the Latino Middle Class

Saving the American Middle Class Starts by Saving the Latino Middle Class

October 07, 2011
The Department of Labor’s most recent job figures revealed that the nation’s unemployment rate remained unchanged for the second month in a row. While there were a little more than 100,000 jobs added last month, it was not significant enough to change the percentage, which hovers now just above 9%.
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Janet Murguía, President And CEO of NCLR, Named among Washington’s Most Powerful Women

Janet Murguía, President And CEO of NCLR, Named among Washington’s Most Powerful Women

October 07, 2011
Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), has earned a slot on the prestigious list of “Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” assembled by Washingtonian magazine. The complete list is published in the October edition of the magazine, which is holding a luncheon today for its honorees at the St. Regis Hotel in the District of Columbia.
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Make Your Future: Choose College.

Make Your Future: Choose College.

October 06, 2011
Sometimes the most effective messages are told through moving images.
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HB 56 A Devastating Blow To Alabama’s Classrooms

HB 56 A Devastating Blow To Alabama’s Classrooms

October 04, 2011
Last week, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) was outraged to learn that U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn upheld some of the most egregious provisions of Alabama’s HB 56, the strictest anti-immigrant law in the nation. Bucking the trend set by courts across the country, Blackburn let stand provisions that would bring racial profiling into Alabama’s classrooms and undermine education.
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We Know What the Problem Is—We’re Here to Promote the Solutions

We Know What the Problem Is—We’re Here to Promote the Solutions

October 04, 2011
By now we know that there is more to improving Latino children’s nutrition outcomes than telling parents to buy healthier food. A whole host of economic and environmental factors—often called social determinants of health—affect a family’s ability to consistently buy and prepare affordable, nutritious meals.
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¡FUERZA!  Stronger Economy, Stronger Latino Workers

¡FUERZA!  Stronger Economy, Stronger Latino Workers

October 03, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host its second annual Workforce Development Forum in Chicago at the DoubleTree Hotel Magnificent Mile on Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12. More than 400 people are expected to unite to discuss current topics related to the Chicago area and the nation’s Latino workers.
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¡Fuerza!  economía más fuerte, trabajadores  latinos más fuertes

¡Fuerza!  economía más fuerte, trabajadores latinos más fuertes

October 03, 2011
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) será el anfitrión de su segundo foro anual sobre el Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral en Chicago, en el hotel DoubleTree Magnificent Mile, los días martes 11 y miércoles 12 de octubre. Se espera que se unan a este foro más de 400 personas para tratar los temas actuales que afectan el sector laboral de Chicago y a los trabajadores latinos de la nación.
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Preparing Latino Students for College and Career Success

Preparing Latino Students for College and Career Success

October 03, 2011
Getting ready to travel the road to college must start early. Students need to understand what it takes to prepare for and succeed in college.
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A Lot More Than Just Angst In Alabama

A Lot More Than Just Angst In Alabama

September 30, 2011
It is difficult to find the right words to express National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) outrage at U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn’s decision to let stand the most egregious provisions of HB 56, Alabama’s harsh and draconian version of Arizona’s infamous anti-immigrant and anti-Latino law.
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Tips for Shopping Healthy—on a Budget

Tips for Shopping Healthy—on a Budget

September 30, 2011
For the first time in U.S. history, Latino children make up the largest group of poor children in the country. According to a new study by the Pew Hispanic Center released Wednesday, 6.1 million Latino children are living in poverty.
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Decision on Alabama’s HB56 Provokes Outrage and Disbelief in Latino Community, NCLR Says

Decision on Alabama’s HB56 Provokes Outrage and Disbelief in Latino Community, NCLR Says

September 29, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) expressed outrage at U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn’s decision to let stand the most egregious provisions of HB 56, the nation’s harshest and most draconian version of Arizona’s infamous anti-immigrant and anti-Latino law. Those provisions include allowing local law enforcement to pull over and detain people whom they suspect could be undocumented and, even more disturbing, requiring teachers and schools to collect information on the immigration status of their students.
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First of New Chat Series, #NCLRChats, to Focus on Factors Driving Child Obesity and Hunger

First of New Chat Series, #NCLRChats, to Focus on Factors Driving Child Obesity and Hunger

September 28, 2011
If you’ve been following the Comer Bien series, by now you know that Latino kids are going hungry at unacceptable rates and, at the same time, experiencing record levels of overweight and obesity. At the heart of both Latino child obesity and hunger is poor access to healthy foods.
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Helpful Tips on How to Get Involved in Your Child’s Education at Home

Helpful Tips on How to Get Involved in Your Child’s Education at Home

September 27, 2011
The National Council of La Raza is dedicated to promoting nurturing and meaningful relationships between parents and children. Recently, we have been looking at how our Parent Engagement programs achieve that goal.
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