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Honoring Immigrants on Citizenship DaySeptember 17, 2012
Today, we know Salma Hayek as a gorgeous and glamorous Latina actress in Hollywood, one who has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress and has gone on to produce and direct her own films and television shows.
Jobs, Votes, and Papers: This Week in Social MediaSeptember 16, 2012
A look back at this week's news.
White House Welcomes Homeowners and Advocates to Share Housing Market SolutionsSeptember 14, 2012
Sitting at the epicenter of politics, it can sometimes be difficult for leaders in Washington to get a true sense of the homeowner’s struggle. Of course, you can point to statistics. More than 15 million homeowners are underwater and owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth. Meanwhile, there have been two million foreclosure filings this year, and millions more families are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure. Nobody can deny that the outlook is bleak. But we cannot look at statistics to provide the answers; we need to examine the communities most severely impacted by the crisis to get at the heart of the matter and design a recovery strategy.
National Conventions and Fighting Voter Suppression: This Week in Social MediaSeptember 09, 2012
With both parties vying for the Latino vote in November, Latino speakers achieve historic firsts at the DNC and RNC.
Housing Crisis Remains a Backburner Issue at DNCSeptember 07, 2012
Capping off the Democratic National Convention and officially ushering in the election season, President Barack Obama took to the podium last night to lay out his vision for America’s future.
Where Are the Candidates on the Foreclosure Crisis?September 07, 2012
For the last two weeks, one politico after another has railed about our damaged economy and declared their intention to solve the problem.
Rebuilding Democracy, One Voter at a TimeSeptember 07, 2012
As November nears, the direction of the ever-growing money tide at play in the election reminds us that voter registration does not play a starring role in the electoral landscape.
A Juvenile Justice Victory but Indicative of More Work to Be DoneSeptember 05, 2012
The recent Supreme Court decision in Jackson v. Hobbs and Miller v. Alabama was a victory for juvenile justice advocates around the country.
The Missing Piece of the GOP’s American DreamSeptember 04, 2012
Last week, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and members of his party hammered home the point that this country needs leaders who will do what is essential to preserve the “American Dream”; not only for ourselves, but for future generations.
Who Really Makes This Country Run?August 31, 2012
Every year, our country celebrates Labor Day with parades, rallies, and picnics as a way to acknowledge and commemorate the contributions of our nation’s workers. But lately it seems that for many, Labor Day serves as a reminder of an economy that feels like it’s hardly working.
A Lost Cause?August 30, 2012
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer loves the spotlight and never misses a chance to get her name—and her mean-spirited policies—into the news cycle.
Latinos Less Likely to Receive Life-Saving VaccinesAugust 28, 2012
When it comes to life-saving immunizations, Hispanics in the U.S. receive fewer vaccines compared to non-Hispanics whites.
Join Our Webinar for Young LGBT Immigrants Seeking Deferred ActionAugust 24, 2012
Listen up DREAMers! We're hosting a webinar for young LGBT immigrants interested in applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Seeing Policy Put into PracticeAugust 23, 2012
I recently had the opportunity to volunteer with the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), a Washington, DC NCLR Affiliate, as they hosted a screening workshop to review documents and answer questions from young people to determine their eligibility for the brand new deferred action policy for undocumented youth.
Making the Proper Investment in Early Childhood EducationAugust 23, 2012
Hispanic children make up a quarter of American children under the age of five and are the fastest-growing subgroup of American children.
Single Moms Take Note: There are Grants Available for You to Return to SchoolAugust 20, 2012
The Moms Return to School scholarship program is designed to offer education grants to single mothers.
Latinos Will Decide the 2012 ElectionAugust 20, 2012
Our President and CEO joined a panel of Latino celebrities and political officials last night for a town hall about the Latino vote and the issues important to our community.
The Week in Social Media 8/11-8/17August 17, 2012
We hope you had a good week and we wish you an even better weekend! Here are some of your favorite posts from NCLR's social media networks this week.
A Message to Latinos Unsure of Why They Should VoteAugust 17, 2012
If Latinos ever needed reasons to register to vote, this week provided two of the most compelling.
77 Years Later, Social Security Remains Vital for All AmericansAugust 16, 2012
For 77 years, each generation has done its part to maintain our Social Security system—the foundation of our retirement security.