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Bringing Economic Recovery HomeAugust 06, 2010
Energy Efficiency Jobs Could Go a Long Way to Turn the Tide on Latino Unemployment
At Our Doorstep: True Housing Recovery When We Work TogetherAugust 06, 2010
In early July, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), held its Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, where a record crowd of 42,000 people gathered, including families, Latino leaders, community advocates, business owners, and many others. Among this year’s highlights was our town hall, “What’s the Holdup? Strategies to Jump-Start a Stalled Economy,” where I was joined by notable guests, including U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan.
News Roundup for FridayAugust 06, 2010
The Senate approves $600 million for border security, Latinos in the nation’s capital struggle with jobs and housing, social Security and Medicare face challenges, and the economy is still shedding jobs.
Pathway to Power: Latino Voter Registration Efforts Seek to Beat ExpectationsAugust 06, 2010
In 2008, as many experts predicted, nearly ten million Latinos voted throughout the United States, making a pivotal difference in national, state, and local political races.
Institute for Hispanic HealthAugust 05, 2010
The growing Latino population has made gains in many areas and took a great step forward with the recent passage of health care reform. Still, there is much room for improvement, especially when it comes to health outcomes.
Whatever happened to principlesAugust 05, 2010
The news that Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain, once the leading Senate Republican advocates for comprehensive immigration reform, are joining with Senate Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Jon Kyl in support of repealing birthright citizenship, led me to conclude that Michael Gerson is absolutely right: that with some notable exceptions, such as Hispanic Republicans in Congress, Congressman Connie Mack, and former Governor Jeb Bush, the Grand Old Party has either taken leave either of its senses or of its principles.
News Roundup for ThursdayAugust 05, 2010
Senate debate looms for tax cuts, judge strikes down Proposition 8 (California's ban on same-sex marriage), the Senate musters the votes to aid the states, and shoppers give retailers modest gains in July.
News Roundup for WednesdayAugust 04, 2010
Should we repeal the 14th Amendment? Some Republicans say yes. A new report finds that for-profit education fraud is a serious problem, while an even more serious problem is on the horizon as obesity rates balloon. And finally, the Senate begins debate over Supreme Court Justice Nominee Elena Kagan
News Roundup for TuesdayAugust 03, 2010
Hispanic attitudes toward culture and assimilation yield surprising results, while the story of Alexandra Jarrin shows what can happen when unemployment benefits expire. Personal savings rates are up for the month of June, based on fears for the economic recovery. California joins 31 states and the District of Columbia in approving common learning standards.
News Roundup for MondayAugust 02, 2010
The controversy generated by leaked United States Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS memo, the 14th Amendment falls under threat, admission interviews for colleges are making a comeback, homeownership rates continue to slide, and new health care reform has doctors teaming up.
News Roundup for FridayJuly 30, 2010
Arizona appeals immigration ruling while Governor Brewer concedes that she is "not quite sure" that her state's immigration bill would help secure the border if implemented, the slow economy forces some workers to stay put, the Arizona law fuels an Hispanic voter drive in Nevada, and President Obama defends his education initiative.
News Roundup for ThursdayJuly 29, 2010
A step forward in Arizona, Congress moves to end cocaine sentencing disparities, both parties fight for the hearts and minds of small businesses, and a new report by the College Board aims to increase the number of college grads nationwide
News Roundup for TuesdayJuly 27, 2010
After a brief absence spent getting familiar with our new blog and website, we’re over the moon to be back in action with our daily news roundups.
Standing Tall with 2,500 of Our Closest FriendsJuly 21, 2010
As I watched President Obama sign the banking reform bill this morning I reflected on what it means for all Americans, but especially what a significant victory it was for Hispanics and other minorities pursuing the American Dream.
This is the news roundup for Tuesday, July 20, 2010July 20, 2010
The Washington Post published two stories of interest this morning, one about how Republicans are dealing with immigration and the other a synopsis of a recent AP-Univision poll of Hispanics which shows that they worry most about losing jobs, paying the bills, and helping their children secure an education. The New York Times has a story on the Senate being set to extend relief to the jobless, while The Wall Street Journal has a piece on the drop in unemployment numbers. In other news, it looks like the gulf oil gusher has finally been capped.
NCLR Strengthens Online Presence by Launching Redesigned WebsiteJuly 13, 2010
As the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, NCLR has made its mark in politics, advocacy, and on-the-ground services through vital partnerships with our community-based Affiliates. We have played a prominent role in national civil rights policy debates and developed programs that strengthen the Hispanic community.
What’s the Matter with Arizona? Text BOYCOTT to 62571July 12, 2010
While the economy, education, and health care all top the agenda, another critical matter has grasped the minds of the Latino community: immigration, and specifically, Arizona's controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070.
Educating Our Way Out of the Economic Crisis: Everyone College-ReadyJuly 11, 2010
For many Latino parents, witnessing their child's college graduation is the embodiment of the American Dream.
Bank Reform that Means Recovery for FamiliesJune 22, 2010
Most families we talk to aren't following the debate over derivatives or the Volker Rule.
A Portrait of Unemployment, Foreclosure and Family DiscordJune 15, 2010
This is the second installment of a five-part series titled Too Little to Save, in which the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) highlights a family and describes their struggles with foreclosure.