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Delaware Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

Delaware Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

June 28, 2011
Current proposals to change Social Security and dismantle Medicare and Medicaid threaten to reduce the modest benefits that Latino seniors throughout the nation rely on for most of their income and their health care. This was the message delivered today at a town hall in Wilmington hosted by the Latin American Community Center (the Latin Center), NCLR (National Council of La Raza), and the Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) coalition as part of the Latinos and Social Security, ¡Tu Futuro Cuenta! campaign.
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Latinos de Delaware se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

Latinos de Delaware se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

June 28, 2011
Los últimas propuestas de cambios al Seguro Social, Medicare y Medicaid amenazan con reducir las modestos beneficios de las que dependen las personas latinas de mayor edad del país, para gran parte de sus ingresos y cuidados de salud. Este fue el mensaje dado hoy en Wilmington en la reunión municipal, parte de la campaña Latinos y el Seguro Social, ¡Tu Futuro Cuenta!, de la que fueron anfitriones el Centro Comunitario Latinoamericano (Centro Latino), el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) y la coalición Latinos para una Jubilación Segura (LSR, por sus siglas en inglés).
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Responding to Restrictive Immigration Policies

Responding to Restrictive Immigration Policies

June 28, 2011
At the recent Netroots Nation conference, NCLR's Elena Lacayo talked about how to respond to restrictive immigration policies in your own state.
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Six organizations join NCLR’s affiliate network

Six organizations join NCLR’s affiliate network

June 27, 2011
Six new Affiliate members—East Austin College Prep Academy in Austin, Texas; Hispanic Services Council, Inc., in Tampa, Fla.; La Maestra Community Health Centers in San Diego, Calif.; Mariposa Dual Language Academy in Reno, Nev.; Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco, Calif.; and Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, Inc., in San Bernardino, Calif.—have recently joined the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate Network. With these new additions, NCLR now has 267 organizations across the United States as Affiliate members.
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Don’t Give Up on the American Dream

Don’t Give Up on the American Dream

June 24, 2011
In honor of National Homeownership Month, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) issued a joint call to action with our partners―NAACP, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, National People’s Action, National Urban League, The Opportunity Agenda, and PICO―asking Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner to use his leadership to address the housing crisis.
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The Candidate’s Guide to the Latino Vote

The Candidate’s Guide to the Latino Vote

June 24, 2011
Although we are only halfway through 2011, the 2012 election season is in full swing. The Latino community, like other voters, is waiting to hear from candidates on how they will address the critical issues that our country faces, including getting the U.S. economy back on track, creating jobs, fixing our troubled education system and enacting comprehensive immigration reform. But the campaign so far has not been promising.
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El NCLR aplaude a los senadores por presentar un proyecto de ley de inmigración

El NCLR aplaude a los senadores por presentar un proyecto de ley de inmigración

June 24, 2011
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) felicita a los senadores Robert Menéndez, D-N.J., Harry Reid, D-Nev., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., y John Kerry, D-Mass., por presentar la "Ley de Reforma Integral de Inmigración de 2011", un proyecto de ley que proporciona una solución real, efectiva y humana a nuestro sistema disfuncional de inmigración.
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NCLR National Latino Family Expo Comes to the Nation’s Capital to Celebrate Hispanic Legacy

NCLR National Latino Family Expo Comes to the Nation’s Capital to Celebrate Hispanic Legacy

June 23, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—will celebrate Latino heritage here in the nation’s capital by bringing the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference and the National Latino Family Expo to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for the first time in 21 years.
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La expo nacional de la familia latina del NCLR llega a la capital de la nación para celebrar la her

La expo nacional de la familia latina del NCLR llega a la capital de la nación para celebrar la her

June 23, 2011
El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) —la organización nacional más grande de apoyo y defensa de los derechos civiles de los latinos en los Estados Unidos— celebrará la herencia hispana aquí en el área metropolitana de la capital de la nación, trayendo por primera vez en veintiún años la Conferencia Anual 2011del NCLR y la Expo Nacional de la Familia Latina.
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NCLR Applauds Senators for Introducing Immigration Bill

NCLR Applauds Senators for Introducing Immigration Bill

June 23, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) commends Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Harry Reid, D-Nev., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and John Kerry, D-Mass., for introducing the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011,” legislation that provides a real, effective, and humane fix to our broken immigration system.
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Stepping Out of the Shadows

Stepping Out of the Shadows

June 22, 2011
Jose Antonio Vargas is many things. Among them, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, an out-and-proud gay man, Filipino. He is also an undocumented immigrant.
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When Champions Fall From Grace

When Champions Fall From Grace

June 22, 2011
Over the weekend, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona claimed that the wildfires raging through his state were caused by “illegal” immigrants who were looking to “signal others… keep warm and…divert law enforcement agents and agencies from them.”
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Freedom from Fear Awards Honor Inspirational DREAM Students

Freedom from Fear Awards Honor Inspirational DREAM Students

June 21, 2011
Last week at the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, Public Interest Projects presented awards to 15 “ordinary people” for extraordinary acts of courage on behalf of immigrants and refugees.
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Grupos Latinos se centran en el seguro social en una reunión municipal en Delaware

Grupos Latinos se centran en el seguro social en una reunión municipal en Delaware

June 17, 2011
El martes 28 de junio, el Centro Comunitario Latinoamericano (Centro Latino), el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) y Latinos para una Jubilación Segura (LSR, por sus siglas en inglés) serán los anfitriones de una reunión municipal donde se abordarán los mitos y las preocupaciones acerca del Seguro Social, así como su importancia para las familias latinas y para el estado de Delaware. Los miembros de la creciente comunidad latina de Wilmington, funcionarios electos locales y líderes latinos a nivel nacional se reunirán a partir de las 5:30 pm en el Centro Latino, situado en el edificio Los Jardines en 1000 West 5th Street. El evento es gratuito y estará abierto al público.
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Latino Groups to Focus on Social Security in Delaware Town Hall

Latino Groups to Focus on Social Security in Delaware Town Hall

June 17, 2011
On Tuesday, June 28, the Latin American Community Center (the Latin Center), NCLR (National Council of La Raza), and Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) will host a town hall to address myths and concerns about Social Security and its importance to Latino families and the state of Delaware. Members of the growing Wilmington Latino community, local elected officials, and national Latino leaders will meet at the Latin Center, located in the Los Jardines Building at 1000 West 5th Street, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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You’ve Got to See This….

You’ve Got to See This….

June 15, 2011
Just when it seems like anti-immigrant rhetoric can't get any more offensive.egregious, something like this happens.
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Is Anybody Listening?

Is Anybody Listening?

June 15, 2011
America is still in the middle of a job crisis and unemployment is at 11.9% for Latinos. Are members of Congress doing anything about these problems? If you were paying attention to Congress yesterday, you might think they were trying to make these problems worse. How else could they explain the introduction of legislation that curbs the rights of workers?
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Se renueva la biblioteca de Leadership Academy

Se renueva la biblioteca de Leadership Academy

June 15, 2011
Los Angeles Leadership Academy será la anfitriona de la ceremonia de apertura de la renovación de la biblioteca de la escuela el miércoles 22 de junio a las 11:00 AM. La celebración se realizará en la escuela secundaria situada en 234 East Avenue 33 de Los Angeles. Durante la ceremonia hablarán Mona Field, miembro de la Junta Directiva de la escuela y del Consejo Directivo de Los Angeles Community College District; Carolina Salcedo, líder de la comunidad de Lincoln Heights, cuyo hijo es alumno de Los Angeles Leadership Academy; Roger Lowenstein, fundador y director ejecutive de Los Angeles Leadership Academy; y un representante de la sucursal de Lowe’s en Burbank.
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NCLR Denounces Legislative Proposal to Mandate a Barrier to Employment

NCLR Denounces Legislative Proposal to Mandate a Barrier to Employment

June 14, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) condemns the introduction of the “Legal Workforce Act” (H.R. 2164) by Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas. The legislation would require all employers in the United States to use the E-Verify program, an Internet-based system that relies on error-ridden, outdated databases to check the employment eligibility of workers. This dramatic expansion of the flawed program would have a detrimental impact on Hispanic workers who are incorrectly identified as unauthorized to work.
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NCLR Goes to Netroots! #NN11

NCLR Goes to Netroots! #NN11

June 14, 2011
Several NCLR staffers will be attending the sixth annual Netroots Nation conference this week in Minneapolis.
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