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NCLR Panel Sees the Growing Latino Population as Key Influencers in the Future of American Politics

NCLR Panel Sees the Growing Latino Population as Key Influencers in the Future of American Politics

March 07, 2011
In the face of harsh anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric during the 2010 midterm elections, Latinos emerged as important political players, with Hispanic candidates proving competitive in statewide races and Latino voters affecting the balance of power in Congress. Yet with such little progress on the issues that matter to Latinos and so many candidates demonizing or neglecting the community, why did Latino voters go to the polls?
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Good Jobs Still Scarce Despite Growth in Industries with Strong Latino Representation

Good Jobs Still Scarce Despite Growth in Industries with Strong Latino Representation

March 07, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released an analysis of Latino employment trends showing that significant job growth is occurring in industries with strong Latino representation. However, other indicators point to a lack of job security among Latino workers, which may reflect the low quality of newly created jobs and their concerns about lack of preparedness.
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The President’s Budget:  A Step in the Right Direction

The President’s Budget:  A Step in the Right Direction

February 23, 2011
President Obama’s budget proposal adds to the current debate on how to restore our country’s fiscal health. While it is far from perfect, the president's plan reflects a serious and thoughtful approach to dealing with our deficit today while maintaining our nation’s competitiveness in the future. Like all Americans, Latinos are concerned with our swelling deficit and looking to lawmakers for real solutions that will prevent our nation’s children from shouldering our debt.
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NCLR  Receives Top Rating for Strong Financial Management

NCLR Receives Top Rating for Strong Financial Management

February 18, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that it has received a four-star rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates how efficiently charities use their financial resources. For the third year in a row, NCLR earned the top rating for its ability to manage and build finances to support its mission of improving opportunities for Hispanic Americans. NCLR, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, is among only 13 percent of charities rated by Charity Navigator for exceptional fiscal responsibility for the past three years.
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President’s Budget Takes Steps to Invest in America’s Future, Reduce the Deficit

President’s Budget Takes Steps to Invest in America’s Future, Reduce the Deficit

February 16, 2011
Yesterday, President Obama released his budget for fiscal year 2012. The President’s budget begins a process on Capitol Hill that NCLR (National Council of La Raza) hopes will be a serious and thoughtful approach to dealing with our budget deficits today, while maintaining our nation’s competitiveness in the future.
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NCLR Congratulates Beatriz Otero, New Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

NCLR Congratulates Beatriz Otero, New Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

February 15, 2011
NCLR applauds District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray for his appointment of Beatriz “BB” Otero as the city’s new Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. Ms. Otero, a long-time leader in the Latino community, is the founder and chief executive of CentroNía, a multicultural learning center in Columbia Heights and an active member of NCLR’s Affiliate Network.
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Civil Rights Statement on the Administration’s Report on Reforming the U.S. Housing Finance Market

Civil Rights Statement on the Administration’s Report on Reforming the U.S. Housing Finance Market

February 11, 2011
The following is a joint statement from civil rights organizations on the Obama administration’s report on reforming the nation’s housing finance market. Organizations issuing the statement include NCLR, National Fair Housing Alliance, Center for Responsible Lending, The Opportunity Agenda, NAACP, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, National Urban League, National People’s Action, the Kirwan Institute, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, PolicyLink and Poverty & Race Research Action Council.
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President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative Holds Promise for Latino Workers, Says NCLR

President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative Holds Promise for Latino Workers, Says NCLR

February 08, 2011
President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings has the potential to create significant new job opportunities for many Latino workers, according to NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.
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NCLR Calls for Urgent Juvenile Justice Reform

NCLR Calls for Urgent Juvenile Justice Reform

February 03, 2011
In a report released today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, called on the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA) in order to make our nation’s juvenile justice system stronger and increase support for prevention and rehabilitation programs.
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The Latino State of the Union - A Challenge to Lawmakers

The Latino State of the Union - A Challenge to Lawmakers

January 27, 2011
President Obama’s State of the Union address was a direct challenge to lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle to work together toward a more prosperous and globally competitive America.
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NCLR Spokespeople Available to Comment on the State of the Union Address

NCLR Spokespeople Available to Comment on the State of the Union Address

January 20, 2011
President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 25. Halfway through the president’s first term, Latino voters—the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. electorate—are once again among the most courted voter demographics.
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Janet Murguía on the passing of R. Sargent Shriver

Janet Murguía on the passing of R. Sargent Shriver

January 19, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today released the following statement from NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía on the passing of R. Sargent Shriver, founding director of the Peace Corps and vice presidential candidate
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NCLR to Congress: Vote no on Repeal of Health Care Reform

NCLR to Congress: Vote no on Repeal of Health Care Reform

January 19, 2011
Calling recent efforts to repeal health care reform “extreme,” Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza)—the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—urged the House of Representatives to firmly oppose proposals that would reverse the nation’s landmark health care reform.
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COMCAST-NBCU: MOVING FORWARD ON DIVERSIFYING THE MEDIA

COMCAST-NBCU: MOVING FORWARD ON DIVERSIFYING THE MEDIA

January 18, 2011
With today’s news that the Comcast-NBCU agreement has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), we commend the Commission and especially FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for their tireless advocacy on behalf of communities of color throughout this process.
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Keep Them Coming Back After Graduation

Keep Them Coming Back After Graduation

January 18, 2011
Many organizations struggle to keep in touch with their clients once they have graduated from their programs, yet participant follow-up is one of the most important reporting outcomes demanded by funders.
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Media Advisory: NCLR Joins Community Groups for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Media Advisory: NCLR Joins Community Groups for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 14, 2011
For the 25th anniversary of the holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 17, NCLR (National Council of La Raza)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—will join nonprofit organizations from the NCLR Affiliate Network and the Corporation for National and Community Service to participate in community service projects throughout the nation.
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Working to Make Diversity a Cornerstone of the Comcast-NBCU Deal

Working to Make Diversity a Cornerstone of the Comcast-NBCU Deal

January 10, 2011
As part of our mission to increase the Latino presence in our nation’s media, NCLR has worked for several months to ensure that the proposed alliance between Comcast and NBCU includes a focus on creating a richer, more diverse media landscape with more opportunities for Hispanic voices and Hispanic businesses.
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A Moment of Silence, a Time for Reflection

A Moment of Silence, a Time for Reflection

January 10, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, joined the rest of the nation today in remembrance of the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona this past Saturday.
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NCLR Calls Assault on Constitution’s Citizenship Clause Inflammatory, Impractical, and Immoral

NCLR Calls Assault on Constitution’s Citizenship Clause Inflammatory, Impractical, and Immoral

January 05, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today called recent proposals to repeal the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment—which confers citizenship on all persons born on U.S. soil—“inflammatory, impractical, and immoral.”
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NCLR and Best Buy Announce Winners of 2010 Essay Contest

NCLR and Best Buy Announce Winners of 2010 Essay Contest

December 22, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, and the Best Buy Children’s Foundation announced the winners of the 2010 NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program national essay contest, sponsored by Best Buy.
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