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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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“DREAM Act” Vote Will be Remembered for Generations

“DREAM Act” Vote Will be Remembered for Generations

December 17, 2010
Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) filed for cloture on the “Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act,” setting up a procedural vote that will decide the fate of many young people in our country.
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Despite Flaws, Tax Package Will Help the Economy and Latino Workers, Says NCLR

Despite Flaws, Tax Package Will Help the Economy and Latino Workers, Says NCLR

December 17, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today noted that despite its flaws, the major tax legislation approved last night by the House of Representatives will help create jobs and directly benefit millions of unemployed and low-income workers and families.
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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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