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NCLR Hails President’s Executive Action on Immigration

NCLR Hails President’s Executive Action on Immigration

November 20, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today hailed President Barack Obama for showing courageous leadership on a challenge that has lingered for far too long.
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Leading Civil Rights Groups Say Bold Executive Action on Immigration Will Benefit Every Community

Leading Civil Rights Groups Say Bold Executive Action on Immigration Will Benefit Every Community

November 20, 2014
Today,16 civil rights groups representing a diverse coalition of communities joined together to support President Obama’s decision to use an executive order to address immigration. The president’s pending executive action is expected to provide millions of aspiring Americans from all walks of life with relief from unnecessary deportations.
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NCLR Joins with Broad Array of Civil Rights Leaders in Support of Presidential Action on Immigration

NCLR Joins with Broad Array of Civil Rights Leaders in Support of Presidential Action on Immigration

November 20, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today joined with more than a dozen civil rights organizations representing women, young voters, and the Black, Asian American, Latino, and LGBTQ communities to support President Barack Obama’s pending executive action on immigration.
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Informar A Los Latinos: El Segundo Período De Inscripción Abierta De La Ley ACA

Informar A Los Latinos: El Segundo Período De Inscripción Abierta De La Ley ACA

November 12, 2014
En una sesión informativa que tuvo lugar hoy, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) abordó las oportunidades y los desafíos que enfrentan los latinos de todo el país para inscribirse o renovar su seguro médico bajo la ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés).
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Effective Latino Outreach Crucial to Success of Second ACA Open Enrollment, Says NCLR

Effective Latino Outreach Crucial to Success of Second ACA Open Enrollment, Says NCLR

November 12, 2014
A briefing held today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) addressed the opportunities and challenges that Latinos face nationwide in enrolling in or renewing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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NCLR: President Obama and Republicans in Congress Must Both Seize This Moment to Act on Immigration

NCLR: President Obama and Republicans in Congress Must Both Seize This Moment to Act on Immigration

November 06, 2014
According to an election eve poll conducted by Latino Decisions, immigration was the top issue for Latino voters in this election cycle. While NCLR (National Council of La Raza) continues to push the president to act on immigration, the Senate and House of Representatives, which will be jointly controlled by Republicans, also have a responsibility to deliver a viable immigration reform bill, which will be the only permanent solution to our broken immigration system.
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El NCLR Auspiciará una Sesión para la Prensa sobre el ACA (Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible)

El NCLR Auspiciará una Sesión para la Prensa sobre el ACA (Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible)

November 06, 2014
El miércoles 12 de noviembre, el Consejo Nacional de la Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) auspiciará una sesión informativa para los periodistas en la cual expertos panelistas examinarán la inscripción de los hispanos y los esfuerzos que se necesitan para que ellos renueven su inscripción o se inscriban para obtener su seguro médico bajo el amparo de la Ley de Cuidados de Salud Asequibles (Affordable Care Act o ACA, por sus siglas en inglés). La sesión se llevará a cabo a las 12 p.m. en las oficinas de NCLR en 1126 16th Street, NW, en Washington, DC.
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NCLR: Both Parties Have Work to Do with the Growing Number of Latino Voters

NCLR: Both Parties Have Work to Do with the Growing Number of Latino Voters

November 05, 2014
Latinos turned out to vote, driven by concerns about jobs, education, health care and, in particular, immigration. Throughout the past year, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and many partners worked diligently to mobilize the Hispanic electorate, registering approximately 120,000 new voters and contacting more than 300,000 eligible Hispanic voters in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Iowa, Georgia and Colorado.
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NCLR to Discuss Latino Enrollment Challenges and Opportunities under ACA at Briefing for Reporters

NCLR to Discuss Latino Enrollment Challenges and Opportunities under ACA at Briefing for Reporters

November 05, 2014
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host a briefing for reporters where expert panelists examine the enrollment landscape for Latinos and discuss their efforts to encourage Latinos to renew their coverage or enroll in health insurance for the first time under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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2014 Latino Election Eve Poll: Latinos Nationwide Say Immigration Top Voting Issue

2014 Latino Election Eve Poll: Latinos Nationwide Say Immigration Top Voting Issue

November 04, 2014
An election eve poll of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in key 2014 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas) provides new insights into Latino voter behavior in the 2014 elections.
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NCLR Reminds Latino Voters That They Will Play a Critical Role in Midterm Elections

NCLR Reminds Latino Voters That They Will Play a Critical Role in Midterm Elections

November 03, 2014
One day away from the midterm elections, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is urging all eligible Latino voters to exercise their right to vote in this, and every future, election. NCLR is conducting nonpartisan get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts touching more than 300,000 eligible Latino voters in 10 states, including California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina and Texas.
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Just Days Before Election, NCLR and TODEC Set to Host Latino Issues Forum

Just Days Before Election, NCLR and TODEC Set to Host Latino Issues Forum

October 29, 2014
On Thursday, October 30, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will join Affiliate organization Training Occupational Development Educating Communities (TODEC) Legal Center in hosting a Latino issues forum just days before the November elections. The forum will discuss priority issues for the Latino community on a national level including education, health care, immigration reform and disparities in the criminal justice system. As the elections near, Latinos in California will play a significant role in helping to determine the state’s local and national leadership; the forum will be a key opportunity for potential voters to become informed ahead of casting their votes November 4. California’s voter registration laws and GOTV efforts will also be discussed at the morning forum.
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NCLR Board of Directors Calls on Washington Football Organization to Change Offensive Name

NCLR Board of Directors Calls on Washington Football Organization to Change Offensive Name

October 27, 2014
At their fall meeting this past weekend, the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Board of Directors voted unanimously to urge owner Dan Snyder and the entire Washington NFL organization to drop the name and images offensive to millions of Native Americans.
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NCLR, GALEO to Host Telephonic Briefing on GA’s Latino Voters, Nonpartisan Get-Out-The-Vote Efforts

NCLR, GALEO to Host Telephonic Briefing on GA’s Latino Voters, Nonpartisan Get-Out-The-Vote Efforts

October 24, 2014
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and GALEO (Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials) will be joined by Matt Barreto, Principal and Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, one of the nation’s top Latino polling firms, on a telephonic briefing for reporters to highlight the growing influence of the Hispanic electorate in the Peach State and its potential impact on the upcoming midterm elections.
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Latino Health Forum Addressed Medicaid Coverage Gap, Insurance Access as Latinos Ready to Cast Votes

Latino Health Forum Addressed Medicaid Coverage Gap, Insurance Access as Latinos Ready to Cast Votes

October 24, 2014
Today at noon, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined Sen. José Rodríguez and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce at a roundtable forum to discuss the impact of expanded health care coverage and the remaining coverage gaps that have disproportionately affected Latinos in Texas. The state has the nation’s largest population of uninsured Americans; nearly one-quarter of its residents—including 1.2 million children and 3 million Latinos.
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NCLR President & CEO Janet Murguía Urges Growing Hispanic Electorate in Kansas to Vote in November

NCLR President & CEO Janet Murguía Urges Growing Hispanic Electorate in Kansas to Vote in November

October 21, 2014
Tight races for U.S. Senate and governor have positioned Kansas’s growing Latino electorate to be a deciding factor in the upcoming midterm elections.
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NCLR El Paso Forum to Tackle Latino Health Care Access

NCLR El Paso Forum to Tackle Latino Health Care Access

October 21, 2014
On Friday, October 24, 2014 from noon to 2 p.m., NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will join Senator José Rodríguez and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce in hosting a roundtable forum focused on the state of Latino health access.
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Kansas’s Latino Leaders to Join Together, Urge Growing Latino Population to Vote

Kansas’s Latino Leaders to Join Together, Urge Growing Latino Population to Vote

October 17, 2014
The more than 120,000 voters who make up Kansas’s Latino electorate are poised to play a deciding role in the state’s tight races for U.S. Senate and governor. As it stands, the margin of victory in both races is currently less than the total percentage of Latino voters in the state. However, to make a difference, Latinos must show up on Election Day.Join NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and its Kansas City Affiliate El Centro as they call on Kansas’s Latino community to get out the vote.
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The 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards® Was a Star-Studded Showcase of America’s Latino Talent

The 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards® Was a Star-Studded Showcase of America’s Latino Talent

October 14, 2014
Leading Latina actress and activist Eva Longoria returned as co-host of the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards,” joined again by actor and television personality Mario Lopez. The barrier-breaking awards show, a National Hispanic Heritage Month event that celebrates America’s favorite Latinos in the entertainment industry, television, film and music, sponsored by Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo, was broadcast live on MSNBC as a one-hour prime-time special on Friday, October 10, at 10 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. PDT and will continue to feature complementary programming on mun2 and on digital platforms including Telemundo.com.
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Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez Copatrocinarán La Presentación de los “Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR®”

Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez Copatrocinarán La Presentación de los “Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR®”

October 10, 2014
Se ha confirmado la actuación de otros increíbles talentos que se agregan a la lista de estrellas en la presentación de los Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR. Este evento coincide con el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana, que será televisado en vivo en MSNBC y mun2, para celebrar en los Estados Unidos las celebridades latinas favoritas en la industria del entretenimiento, la televisión, el cine y la música. El nuevo anuncio sobre este evento incluyen los siguientes participantes:
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