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Whatever the Outcome on Health Care Reform, Expect a Big Impact on LatinosJune 27, 2012
I’m going to be honest with you. I don’t have any idea what America’s highest court will decide on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Nation’s Supreme Court Decision on SB 1070 Leaves Unfinished BusinessJune 25, 2012
First, the good news: by a 5-3 vote, the Justices struck down most components of the law under consideration, sending a clear signal that these types of laws are unconstitutional and reaffirming that the federal government has primary responsibility on immigration.
The Race for President Had a Latin Flair This WeekJune 23, 2012
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney spoke to thousands of Latino elected officials this week. Here are their speeches in full.
NCLR Board of Directors Elects Jorge A. Plasencia as New Board ChairJune 20, 2012
NCLR is pleased to announce that Jorge A. Plasencia, chairman, CEO, and cofounder of Miami-based advertising, digital, and communications company República, has been elected Chair of the NCLR Board of Directors.
Preparing for a Secure Energy Future: Who’s Going to Do It?June 18, 2012
During my trip to Johannesburg for the African Presidential Roundtable 2012, convened by Boston University’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC), I came across the following African Proverb: “Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
The Unsung Hero: My Hardworking Hispanic DadJune 17, 2012
Today is Father’s Day, a day we commemorate with the yearly ritual of buying cologne or ties (in the case of Latinos, the ties can often be swapped out for a nice Guayabera), a steak dinner or tickets to a ball game for the man who helped raise us and shape us into the people we are today.
First Victory for DREAMers!June 15, 2012
Today, NCLR joined fellow organizations in DC and thousands of Latinos in the U.S. and the world to celebrate Obama’s halt to the deportation of DREAMers. It was a groundbreaking and bold decision that marks this administration’s willingness to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform.
What Defines Energy Security?: Reflections on African Presidential Roundtable 2012June 15, 2012
Late last month I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa for the African Presidential Roundtable 2012. My trip was remarkable and eye-opening on so many levels.
Latino Children Shouldn’t Be a Political PiñataJune 13, 2012
Some members of Congress are up to no good again.
Florida Senator Bill Nelson Stands With Voter Rights, Against Voter Suppression LawsJune 12, 2012
Earlier today, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida took to the Senate floor blasting Florida Govenor Rick Scott’s for suing the federal government for access to a voter database.
Protecting Voter Rights in 2012June 11, 2012
It's summertime and the 2012 election season is well underway. If you live in a swing state, you've certainly noticed the myriad advertisements on television, and you've probably received numerous phone calls from candidates asking for your vote.
NCLR Responds to a New Question on the Minds of Small Nonprofits: Why Use Social Media?June 09, 2012
The most logical reason is because ‘everyone else is doing it’. Established businesses and nonprofits have set the standard to always include a component of social media in their marketing and communications campaigns. social media has become a necessity for small nonprofit groups seeking increased public or financial support.
NCLR and the NetrootsJune 06, 2012
This week, NCLR will be at the seventh annual Netroots Nation Conference in Providence, RI.
Alabama Legislature Loses Touch with RealityJune 05, 2012
HB 56, Alabama’s notorious bill that is perhaps the most draconian anti-immigrant law in the country, has provoked a nonstop flood of controversy since its enactment. It has been enjoined by a federal judge and denounced by the U.S. Department of Justice. It brought howls of protest from farmers, one of the largest economic sectors in the state, as they saw their crops rot in the fields. Thousands of students were pulled out of schools by frightened parents, and the law’s implications overwhelmed educators, putting the education of every Alabama child at risk. Not to mention, this is happening in a state which ranks at or near the bottom of all 50 states on educational progress. A storm of outrage has rained down on Alabama, resulting in a host of local and national rallies and marches in opposition to Alabama’s return to the dark days of the Jim Crow era.
We Want Your Thoughts on the Foreclosure Crisis!June 05, 2012
June is National Homeownership Month, and NCLR and its partners are taking a closer look at some of the states harmed most by the foreclosure crisis.
NCLR Celebrates the Accomplishments of the Institute for Hispanic HealthJune 04, 2012
NCLR’s Institute for Hispanic Health (IHH) announced today that it will address some of the world’s most renowned health leaders at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco.
NCLR Social Media Highlights May 26-June 1June 04, 2012
The best in NCLR Social Media last week.
Summer Vacation Is Nice, but Is It Worth the Loss?May 30, 2012
Memorial Day has come and gone and the unofficial start of summer is upon us. With the last day of school not far behind, students everywhere are dreaming of warm weather, fun summer activities, and—let’s not forget—no school.
The @NCLR Weekly Top 10May 26, 2012
NCLR's best in social media for this week. Have a good holiday, everyone!