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NCLR to House Republicans: Step Forward but There’s Much Work Still to Do

NCLR to House Republicans: Step Forward but There’s Much Work Still to Do

January 31, 2014
Earlier today, House Republicans unveiled a set of immigration principles that provide a framework for how they plan to tackle reforming the nation’s broken immigration system. While NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is encouraged that House Republicans have moved from ‘whether’ to address immigration reform to ‘how,’ lawmakers must take the critical next step to put forward a legislative solution.
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NCLR Backs Proposals from Both President and Congress to Address Growing Retirement Crisis

NCLR Backs Proposals from Both President and Congress to Address Growing Retirement Crisis

January 30, 2014
This week, both Congress and the White House are proposing new ways to provide a more secure retirement for millions of Americans.
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NCLR Welcomes President Obama’s Focus on Opportunity in State of the Union

NCLR Welcomes President Obama’s Focus on Opportunity in State of the Union

January 29, 2014
In response to tonight’s State of the Union address, in which President Obama spoke about issues such as growing income inequality in our nation, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), has called on policymakers to recommit to creating jobs, rewarding work, and ensuring that our children are prepared to compete and excel in the 21st century economy.
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NCLR and Mi Famila Vota Education Fund to Launch Colorado Latino Voter Registration Campaign

NCLR and Mi Famila Vota Education Fund to Launch Colorado Latino Voter Registration Campaign

January 28, 2014
On Thursday, January 30, at 10:00 a.m. MST, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund will announce the Colorado launch of their combined voter registration efforts at a press conference on the west steps of the State Capitol.
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NCLR Mourns Passing of Legendary Dallas Attorney Adelfa Callejo

NCLR Mourns Passing of Legendary Dallas Attorney Adelfa Callejo

January 28, 2014
Today NCLR (National Council of La Raza) was saddened to learn of the passing of Adelfa Callejo this past Saturday at the age of 90 after a long battle with brain cancer.
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NCLR Representatives Available to Comment on State of the Union Address

NCLR Representatives Available to Comment on State of the Union Address

January 24, 2014
On Tuesday, January 28, at 9:00 p.m. EST, President Barack Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union Address to Congress.
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NCLR and Mi Familia Vota ED Fund Launch Large-Scale Non-Partisan Voter Registration Efforts

NCLR and Mi Familia Vota ED Fund Launch Large-Scale Non-Partisan Voter Registration Efforts

January 23, 2014
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and MFV Ed Fund (Mi Familia Vota Education Fund) launched the initial phase of their “Mobilize to Vote 2014” campaign, a joint effort to register over one-quarter of a million new Hispanic voters by the midterm elections.
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NCLR: Introduction of Voting Rights Act an Encouraging Step

NCLR: Introduction of Voting Rights Act an Encouraging Step

January 17, 2014
Yesterday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers took the first step toward restoring the integrity of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) with the introduction of H.R. 3899, the “Voting Rights Amendment Act.”
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NCLR Joins Community Groups for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

NCLR Joins Community Groups for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 16, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and local nonprofit partners will hold community activities across the nation on Friday, Jan. 17, and Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
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NCLR Hails Nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as Head of the Small Business Administration

NCLR Hails Nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as Head of the Small Business Administration

January 15, 2014
Earlier today, President Obama nominated Maria Contreras-Sweet, founder and board chair of Pro¬América Bank, a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles, to head the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
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NCLR Affiliate Helps Secure Critical Investments for Struggling Los Angeles Communities

NCLR Affiliate Helps Secure Critical Investments for Struggling Los Angeles Communities

January 13, 2014
As part of an initiative to increase economic activity and expand opportunities in impoverished areas throughout the country, President Obama awarded a federal Promise Zone designation to the city of Los Angeles and their lead partner, the Youth Policy Institute, an NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate.
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NCLR Decries Proposal that Would Throw Millions of Latino Children into Poverty

NCLR Decries Proposal that Would Throw Millions of Latino Children into Poverty

January 09, 2014
As Congress continues debate on a bill to extend unemployment benefits, yesterday several senators pushed an amendment that would cut off access to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for millions of children and their families.
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NCLR Hails Passage of New Jersey DREAM Act

NCLR Hails Passage of New Jersey DREAM Act

December 20, 2013
Today, Gov. Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Dream Act into law, offering young Americans-in-waiting the opportunity to pay in-state tuition rates.
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NCLR Commends Senate for Strong Bipartisan Vote on Budget Act

NCLR Commends Senate for Strong Bipartisan Vote on Budget Act

December 18, 2013
By a vote of 64 to 36, today the Senate passed the “Bipartisan Budget Act,” which will restore $23 billion in funding for programs that were slashed by sequestration.
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NCLR to Convene Housing Finance Leaders to Discuss Proposed Laws Impacting Access and Affordability

NCLR to Convene Housing Finance Leaders to Discuss Proposed Laws Impacting Access and Affordability

December 17, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host a community field-hearing to discuss perspectives on pending housing legislation that is set to impact market access and affordability for low income communities.
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NCLR Launches “Learning From Leaders” Web Portal

NCLR Launches “Learning From Leaders” Web Portal

December 12, 2013
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) formally launched its “Learning from Leaders” website, a portal designed to provide important tools and information to nonprofits working to improve the educational experience of and advance educational attainment for Latino students.
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El congreso debe dar fin a los recortes automaticos para recuperar el voto Latino

El congreso debe dar fin a los recortes automaticos para recuperar el voto Latino

December 12, 2013
Con el anuncio a principios de semana de un acuerdo presupuestario bipartidista, los votantes latinos están muy atentos para ver si los legisladores del Capitolio aprueban de una vez un presupuesto que ofrezca el tan necesario alivio a los dolorosos recortes que trajeron los recortes automáticos del presupuesto federal.
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With Budget Vote Imminent, New Poll Shows Congress Must End Sequester to Win Back Latino Voters

With Budget Vote Imminent, New Poll Shows Congress Must End Sequester to Win Back Latino Voters

December 12, 2013
With a bipartisan budget agreement announced earlier this week, Latino voters are closely watching lawmakers on Capitol Hill to see whether they can finally pass a budget that offers much-needed relief from the painful cuts brought about by sequestration.
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Latino Groups Issue House of Representatives “Incomplete” Immigration Grade, Pledge Card for Action

Latino Groups Issue House of Representatives “Incomplete” Immigration Grade, Pledge Card for Action

December 10, 2013
National Latino organizations engaged in voter education and registration efforts today reported how the 113th Congress—including every member of the House of Representatives and the Senate—has dealt with the issue of immigration so far.
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NCLR Announces New Leadership in Key Positions

NCLR Announces New Leadership in Key Positions

December 03, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that Dr. Margaret R. (Peggy) McLeod has joined the organization as its new Deputy Vice President of Education and Workforce Development.
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