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Latino Leaders Urge the U.S. Senate to Make the “DREAM Act” a Reality

Latino Leaders Urge the U.S. Senate to Make the “DREAM Act” a Reality

December 16, 2010
Janet Murguía, President and CEO ofNCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today joined a cross-section of distinguished Latino leaders from across the political spectrum, as well as in business, government, public service, entertainment, and sports, in sending a letter to the leadership of the U.S. Senate urging them to pass the “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.
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Latino Leaders Urge the U.S. Senate to Make the “DREAM Act” a Reality

Latino Leaders Urge the U.S. Senate to Make the “DREAM Act” a Reality

December 16, 2010
Today, a cross-section of distinguished Latino leaders from across the political spectrum, as well as in business, government, public service, entertainment, and sports, sent a letter (below) to the leadership of the U.S. Senate urging them to pass the “DREAM Act,” legislation that would allow undocumented youth who have grown up in this country the opportunity to achieve conditional legal status and eventually earn the ability to apply for citizenship if they attend college or serve in the military.
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Senate Leadership Keeps Dream Alive

Senate Leadership Keeps Dream Alive

December 09, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today applauded Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s move to table the Senate vote on the “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act” until next week.
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NCLR HAILS HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE “DREAM ACT”

NCLR HAILS HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE “DREAM ACT”

December 08, 2010
CLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, lauds the passage tonight of the “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act” in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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NCLR Urges Congress to Pass the “DREAM Act”

NCLR Urges Congress to Pass the “DREAM Act”

December 08, 2010
Today, both chambers of the United States Congress are due to vote on the “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.” If passed, this sensible piece of legislation will provide undocumented kids who have grown up in this country with the opportunity to achieve conditional legal status and eventually earn the ability to apply for citizenship if they attend college or serve in the military.
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NCLR Urges Swift Passage of Tax Package

NCLR Urges Swift Passage of Tax Package

December 07, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today expressed support for the new framework agreement on taxes, which will continue critical tax credits for low-income working families for the next two years.
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Delivering on Job Creation When Comprehensive Legislation is Out of the Question

Delivering on Job Creation When Comprehensive Legislation is Out of the Question

December 03, 2010
Voters in the midterm elections sent a clear directive to Congress to tackle unemployment, and Democrats and Republicans fervently reaffirmed their commitment to get Americans back to work.
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GOP Leadership Should Allow Up or Down Vote on “DREAM Act”

GOP Leadership Should Allow Up or Down Vote on “DREAM Act”

December 02, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today called on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–KY) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R–OH) to work with their Democratic colleagues on moving the “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act” forward.
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No More Excuses:  Latino Voters Want Action on “DREAM Act”

No More Excuses:  Latino Voters Want Action on “DREAM Act”

December 02, 2010
NCLR has long supported the “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.” For nearly a decade, we have urged Congress to do the right thing.
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Facing AIDS in the Farmworker Community

Facing AIDS in the Farmworker Community

December 01, 2010
As World AIDS Day approaches, people will be standing in solidarity with individuals affected by HIV and AIDS. Some will be thinking about the worldwide AIDS pandemic and countries with infection rates well above those in the United States.
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NCLR Board of Directors Welcomes Social Justice Advocate Catherine Pino

NCLR Board of Directors Welcomes Social Justice Advocate Catherine Pino

November 29, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today announced the appointment of Catherine Pino to the NCLR Board of Directors.
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Promoting Self-Care and a Healthy Lifestyle among Elderly Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes

Promoting Self-Care and a Healthy Lifestyle among Elderly Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes

November 22, 2010
As the fifth leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S. from 1998 to 2002, diabetes is a major concern among this population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 2.5 million Hispanic adults age 20 or older (about 10.4%) have been diagnosed with diabetes.
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What’s Good for Jan Brewer and Russell Pearce Is Bad for Arizona

What’s Good for Jan Brewer and Russell Pearce Is Bad for Arizona

November 18, 2010
Shameless demagoguery on the issue of immigration was part of the arsenal that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and State Senator Russell Pearce deployed in their election campaigns this year.
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National Leaders and DREAM Youth Urge Immediate Action on Bipartisan DREAM Act

National Leaders and DREAM Youth Urge Immediate Action on Bipartisan DREAM Act

November 18, 2010
The day after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced he will bring the DREAM Act to the floor, as a stand-alone measure, during the lame-duck session, DREAM-eligible youth joined national leaders at the National Press Club to call on Congress to pass the DREAM Act before the end of 2010.
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Breaking Barriers: Solutions to Latino Child Hunger and Obesity

Breaking Barriers: Solutions to Latino Child Hunger and Obesity

November 16, 2010
With Thanksgiving around the corner, most of us are making preparations for a day of feasting. However, as we give thanks for the nourishment of food and family, we must remember that putting healthy food on the table every day is a tremendous struggle for many American families, including Latinos.
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NCLR and National Leaders Outline Solutions to Hunger and Obesity Among Latino Children

NCLR and National Leaders Outline Solutions to Hunger and Obesity Among Latino Children

November 16, 2010
According to data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), for the third year in a row Latinos make up the largest share (38.2%) of American children living with hunger.
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Latinos, Voting, and Future Elections—What’s Next?

Latinos, Voting, and Future Elections—What’s Next?

November 16, 2010
As media and pundits continue to dissect the results of November’s midterm election, one clear theme has emerged: Latinos in 2010 affirmed their influential role in American politics, as voters and as candidates, and this will only be magnified in the 2012 election.
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National Groups Discuss Child Hunger and Obesity Within the Latino Community

National Groups Discuss Child Hunger and Obesity Within the Latino Community

November 15, 2010
New data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that for the third year in a row, Latino children are the hungriest in America.
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NCLR WINS PUBLIC HEALTH AWARD FOR PROGRAM EDUCATING LATINOS ABOUT OBESITY PREVENTION

NCLR WINS PUBLIC HEALTH AWARD FOR PROGRAM EDUCATING LATINOS ABOUT OBESITY PREVENTION

November 08, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today announced that the NCLR Institute for Hispanic Health received an award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) for an obesity prevention program geared toward the Latino community.
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Unemployment Woes Plague Latino Voters

Unemployment Woes Plague Latino Voters

November 05, 2010
The economy and jobs were top concerns of Latinos who voted in Tuesday’s midterm elections, according to new data from an election night poll conducted by Latino Decisions in eight states where high Latino voter turnout was critical to election outcomes.
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