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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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Save Our Babies!

Save Our Babies!

June 13, 2011
The Latino community’s access to WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children, is under immediate threat. The House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee has voted to cut WIC funding by nearly $650 million, which will result in up to 350,000 mothers, infants, and children falling off the program.
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NCLR Applauds Recognition of Top Latino Nonprofits

NCLR Applauds Recognition of Top Latino Nonprofits

June 09, 2011
In light of Hispanic Business magazine’s annual listing of the top 25 nonprofit organizations serving the Latino community in the United States, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) offers special congratulations to the 12 groups on the list that are part of the NCLR Affiliate Network. In the magazine’s recent issue, it ranked the 25 Hispanic nonprofits on the basis of annual expenditures, and it surveyed each of them about their revenues and services to provide a snapshot of the top charitable organizations serving the growing U.S. Latino population.
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El consejo nacional de la raza reconoce y aplaude a las principales organizaciones latinas sin fines

El consejo nacional de la raza reconoce y aplaude a las principales organizaciones latinas sin fines

June 09, 2011
El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR) desea felicitar a las doce organizaciones afiliadas que forman parte del grupo de veinticinco organizaciones Hispanas de mayor impacto en la nación. Estas organizaciones fueron escogidas por la revista Hispanic Business en base a sus ingresos anuales, y los servicios que ofrecen a la población latina de los Estados Unidos.
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Sec. Geithner: Help Keep Homeownership Within Reach for All Americans

Sec. Geithner: Help Keep Homeownership Within Reach for All Americans

June 08, 2011
Natural disasters, a foreclosure crisis, and a soft housing market have not been able to alter the firmly held tenet that homeownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream. June is National Homeownership Month and serves as a call to action for our nation’s leaders, who must reaffirm their commitment to sustainable homeownership and affordable rental homes near good schools and quality jobs.
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NCLR Calls On Secretary Geithner to Prioritize Solutions for Housing Crisis

NCLR Calls On Secretary Geithner to Prioritize Solutions for Housing Crisis

June 07, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will hold a telephonic press conference on Wednesday, June 8 to discuss recent efforts undertaken by the Home for Good campaign to protect the American Dream of homeownership. NCLR will be joined by representatives from leading civil rights and advocacy organizations—the National Urban League, NAACP, and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development—who joined the campaign to address problems in the housing market that have stymied neighborhood revitalization and led to communities of color, working families, and seniors losing their homes to foreclosure.
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Leading Advocacy Organizations Call upon U.S. Leaders to Fix Housing Market

Leading Advocacy Organizations Call upon U.S. Leaders to Fix Housing Market

June 07, 2011
Homeownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream, but as the U.S. observes National Homeownership Month this June, far too many Americans are seeing their visions of ownership or affordable renting slip away. With more Americans falling out of the middle class every day and workers struggling to support their families and keep their jobs, the American Dream is increasingly at risk.
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Setting the Record Straight on the “DREAM Act”

Setting the Record Straight on the “DREAM Act”

June 06, 2011
During a visit to Ellis Island last week, Sarah Palin, who made the famed immigration entry point a stop on her One Nation bus tour, expounded on immigration and praised the contributions that immigrants have made to our country. Yet in the very next breath, Ms. Palin criticized the “DREAM Act,” saying it would upend that process by allowing students to be granted automatic citizenship.
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Refocusing Our Priorities

Refocusing Our Priorities

June 06, 2011
There was a time in this country when investing in kids was not only the right thing to do—it was also an easy decision to make. Deficits, debt, inflation, recession, and other economic challenges have always been part of our national discourse, but we’ve never skimped on a high-quality education for our nation. We’re now in danger of making that mistake.
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Elizabeth Warren Fights for Consumers, Let’s Fight for Her

Elizabeth Warren Fights for Consumers, Let’s Fight for Her

June 03, 2011
Last year, you fought to ensure that our leaders created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—the first entity solely devoted to fighting financial crime on behalf of American families. In its developmental stages, the CFPB has already stood up on issues that are important to Latino consumers, such as new ways to make lending terms clearer and commonsense remittance disclosures that plainly detail fees.
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Voices for the Voiceless

Voices for the Voiceless

June 03, 2011
Most special interest groups can organize themselves and make sure that elected officials hear their voices on the policy issues they care about most. One group, however, stands out for being vital to our nation’s future, yet lacks the resources and power to weigh in on the issues that affect them every day and shape their future—children.
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Effective Communication with Disconnected Youth:  Unpacking the Message within the Message

Effective Communication with Disconnected Youth:  Unpacking the Message within the Message

June 02, 2011
The young person sighed as the teacher emphatically tried to communicate his point. The student’s body language reflected disenfranchisement and disconnection. Attempts to “get the point across” only resulted in a further negative reactions by the student. Was this just another classroom management issue?
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U.S. Census:  Latinos More Diverse Than Ever

U.S. Census:  Latinos More Diverse Than Ever

May 27, 2011
Earlier this month, we told you about the recent Census data showing the population boom in the Latino Community. The figures showed that the Hispanic population grew by about 15 million between 2000 and 2010. Latinos now make up 16% of the population and 23% of the under-18 population. Perhaps the most interesting fact is that the Latino community overall grew at four times the nation’s 9.7% growth rate.
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