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Home for Good: It’s Time to Talk about HousingAugust 16, 2012
Yesterday, NCLR joined the Center for American Progress, The Opportunity Agenda, and the Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, to host an important talk about the home foreclosure crisis.
Supreme Court Ruling on Immigration Law: A Call to ActionAugust 15, 2012
On June 25, the highest court in the land made a monumental statement about the United States’ broken immigration system: only the federal government, not individual states, has the power to fix it.
The Week in Social MediaAugust 10, 2012
It's been a while since we posted our top social media posts of the week, so here you are!
Remembering LupeAugust 10, 2012
This was a tough bit of news for us to take in: the passing of Lupe Ontiveros, an award-winning actress with more than 150 films and TV shows to her credit and a longtime community activist.
Paving the Future of Transportation Policy: What Congress Smoothed Over, and Where Potholes RemainAugust 07, 2012
Like all Americans, Latino voters place jobs and the economy at the top of their list of concerns this year.
Geithner Steps Up in Defense of Principal ReductionAugust 01, 2012
Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner took a bold step toward guarding families’ homes from unnecessary foreclosure.
Fight Back Against Voter Suppression!August 01, 2012
Florida is one of a number of states that have implemented some major changes to its voting laws.
We Can Build an Economy For AllJuly 31, 2012
Earlier today, NCLR President and CEO, Janet Murguia, participated in talks on economic prosperity, hosted by the Economic Policy Institute.
The Winner’s CircleJuly 30, 2012
As ALMA Awards voting kicks into high gear, a few of our nominees have already begun to stand out.
The Immigrant Spirit Is Vital to the U.S. Olympic TeamJuly 27, 2012
With thousands of athletes flooding in from every country across the globe, London is truly the epicenter of the world right now—where champions will compete on an international scale for personal glory and national pride.
In Puerto Rico, Much Investment Is Needed for a Bright FutureJuly 27, 2012
Every year, The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS Count Data Book provides an overview of how kids are doing all across the country.
CFPB Making Good on Promises as Latinos Clamor for Stronger Consumer ProtectionsJuly 26, 2012
Homeownership is a cornerstone of the American Dream. But in 2008, that dream turned into a nightmare for many Latinos when the housing bubble burst and the number of foreclosures skyrocketed, leaving thousands of Hispanic families without a place to live.
Participate in a Latino Vote Twitter Town HallJuly 25, 2012
We’re joining SEIU and LULAC for a Twitter Town Hall today at 5:00 p.m. PDT/8:00 p.m. EDT.
Poverty Is on the Rise in AmericaJuly 24, 2012
Lost amid all the coverage of James Holmes’s arraignment in Colorado and the presidential candidates resuming their campaigns yesterday was an Associated Press article detailing the troubling rise of poverty in America.
Mortgage Giant Working to Building a Better Relationship with Latino CommunityJuly 24, 2012
Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) settled claims with Wells Fargo related to price discrimination and steering—the practice of putting prime credit borrowers in subprime loans—against Black and Latino borrowers.
Creating Local POWER in the Latino CommunityJuly 19, 2012
In case you didn’t know by now, Latinos DO care about the environment. In poll after poll, public opinion confirms that Latinos care about the cleanliness of their air and water, and they strongly support action on climate change and the development of clean energy jobs.
The Fight Isn’t Over YetJuly 16, 2012
The Daily Beast is out with a new op-ed on the fights that Latinos still have to contend with despite advances made in recent Supreme Court decisions.
Sondeo en la Conferencia del NCLR: Los Empleos y la Economia son los Temas Claves Para LatinosJuly 10, 2012
Un sondeo de opinión a 804 entrevistados se llevo a cabo entre los asistentes a la Conferencia Anual 2012 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza); la mayor reunión anual de líderes latinos en el país.
Looking at the Supreme Court Health Care Ruling from the Latino PerspectiveJune 30, 2012
President Obama and several organizations including NCLR fought hard for the implementation of health care reform. This ruling represents a remarkable victory for Latinos and for people who believe Americans have a right for health insurance.
NCLR Hosts Town Hall on Colorado’s Energy and EconomyJune 27, 2012
The Honorable Federico Peña joined NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today for a town hall meeting to engage the Denver Hispanic community in a dialogue about Colorado’s clean energy economy. As the first state to set a renewable portfolio standard, Colorado is actively reducing its use of limited energy sources such as coal and oil, while generating more power from renewable sources such as solar and wind. Participants in the town hall discussed how this shift is affecting the jobs, health, and economic security of Latino workers and families in Colorado.