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Memorial Day: A Time to Remember Our Latino VeteransMay 25, 2012
As millions of Americans plan their Memorial Day weekend activities, NCLR would like to take the time to remember our Latino men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
A Disappointing Television Season for the Latino CommunityMay 23, 2012
Last week, the Census Bureau released updated population numbers affirming once again that Latinos are America’s largest and fastest-growing minority.
Highlights from our National Women’s Health Week Twitter Chat on Latina HealthMay 23, 2012
We marked Nat'l. Women's Health Week with a Twitter chat on Latinas.
We’re Getting Out the Latino Vote!May 23, 2012
Latinos have been some of the hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis and have suffered a massive loss of wealth because of it. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to make already tough working conditions even tougher and more dangerous for poultry workers, many of whom are Latino.
Girls In ProgressMay 22, 2012
A new film, Girl in Progress, was released recently, and just in time for National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.
What Does $300 Extra a Year Mean to You?May 22, 2012
Remember the trending Twitter campaign, #40Dollars, which the White House launched last December to rally support for extension of the payroll tax break?
Flipping the Switch on the Energy Crisis: My Trip to South AfricaMay 18, 2012
What would you do if one day you came home and flipped on the light switch, but nothing happened?
We’re Proud to Call Our Leader a True Civil Rights ChampionMay 16, 2012
NCLR is proud to announce that our President and CEO, Janet Murguía, has been selected to receive the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award for her significant contributions to the cause of social justice.
NCLR Marks National Women’s Health Week on TwitterMay 15, 2012
This week is National Women's Health Week, and to mark the occasion, we're hosting a Twitter chat with our friends at the FDA Office of Women's Health and the Marcof Dimes.
The Violence Against Women Act Must Protect All VictimsMay 14, 2012
The NCLR Affiliate Network includes organizations that provide critical services to victims of domestic violence and abuse. When the House Judiciary Committee debated H.R. 4970, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012” (VAWA), I was thinking of them.
NCLR Celebrates Another Historic California Latino Advocacy DayMay 14, 2012
Hundreds gathered at the Sacramento state capitol last week.
Back To RealityMay 04, 2012
Reality television is everywhere, turning regular people into household names and beckoning the already-famous to bare themselves “unscripted” to the world.
Plugged In: The Escalera Program and its Lasting EffectsMay 01, 2012
I recently had the privilege of reading essays from Escalera Program alumni applying for scholarships. Among the questions posed was, “What does it mean to be an Hispanic student in a postsecondary institution?”
A Historic Week in Social Media, April 21-28May 01, 2012
Last week we reached thousands as part of our campaign against SB1070, and it was a hard task to limit NCLR's forceful campaign to 10 social media posts. However, here are your favorite posts of the week. Thanks to everyone for the stellar support against discrimination!
“Igniting the Latino Vote” Happens Tonight!May 01, 2012
Latinos are demonstrably enthusiastic about social media platforms. Given that enthusiasm and the pivotal role that Latinos will play in this November’s elections, social media is sure to take on even more political significance.
Race, Sex and Health Care: The Math Adds up to ACAApril 30, 2012
Women pay about $1 billion more for health care on the individual market just because they are women. Yet women are only paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts.
A Movement for National Minority Health MonthApril 27, 2012
This month, organizations around the nation are celebrating National Minority Health Month and joining together to voice their concerns about health and health care disparities in their communities and how to work together to achieve health equity.
Rallying Against Arizona’s SB 1070April 27, 2012
During one of the biggest Supreme Court cases in immigration history, NCLR was present alongside fellow organizations --delivering strong leadership for Latinos.