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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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Polling and Experts Make Clear: Latino Voters Showed Up & Saved the Senate for the Democrats

Polling and Experts Make Clear: Latino Voters Showed Up & Saved the Senate for the Democrats

November 04, 2010
On Press Call, Experts and Election Night Polling Answer How and Why Latinos Voted in Eight States
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HISPANIC REJECTION OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT CAMPAIGNING HELPS DEMOCRATS KEEP SENATE

HISPANIC REJECTION OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT CAMPAIGNING HELPS DEMOCRATS KEEP SENATE

November 03, 2010
Latino voters proved pivotal in several hotly contested midterm elections, including in Nevada, Colorado, and California, and likely helped Democrats retain their majority in the United States Senate.
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Wealth-Building Wednesdays

Wealth-Building Wednesdays

November 03, 2010
Each Wednesday, NCLR’s Wealth-Building Policy Project rounds up pertinent news from the blogosphere.
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Latino Voters Show Up, Save the Senate for the Democrats

Latino Voters Show Up, Save the Senate for the Democrats

November 03, 2010
Polling Reveals How and Why Latinos Voted in Eight States
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Lesson from Arizona:  Proceed with Caution

Lesson from Arizona:  Proceed with Caution

November 01, 2010
As debate continues over SB 1070, the Arizona law that would essentially codify racial profiling as accepted police practice, no group is paying closer attention than the state lawmakers and politicians who have declared their intentions to enact similar laws in their states.
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This Fall, Teens Play an Active Role in Funding NCLR’s Líderes Initiative

This Fall, Teens Play an Active Role in Funding NCLR’s Líderes Initiative

October 29, 2010
My primary mission at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is to develop student leadership in communities throughout the country and foster civic empowerment among rising Latino leaders.
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“Latinos Divided on Immigration.” Headline-grabbing? Yes. Accurate? Hardly.

“Latinos Divided on Immigration.” Headline-grabbing? Yes. Accurate? Hardly.

October 29, 2010
In the battle to categorize Latinos, something always gets lost in translation. Some want to see this community as a monolith that's either aligned on every issue or focused solely on immigration. Others insist that Latinos are like the rest of the electorate and that there is no set of common interests that speak to it as a group.
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News Roundup for Thursday

News Roundup for Thursday

October 28, 2010
As college fees rise, so does aid; poll finds that Americans are worried about mortgage and rent payments; costs of defending Arizona’s SB 1070 top $1 million; survey finds that fewer are seeking flu shots.
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