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NCLR Announces 2015 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

NCLR Announces 2015 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

January 22, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that 15 stellar educators from California, Colorado, Utah, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Missouri, Texas and Washington, D.C. were selected from a competitive pool of applicants as the 2015 Fellows and Master Fellows for the National Institute for Latino School Leaders (NILSL).
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NCLR on State of the Union: Nation is Moving in the Right Direction; Congress Should Not Backtrack

NCLR on State of the Union: Nation is Moving in the Right Direction; Congress Should Not Backtrack

January 21, 2015
In response to last night’s State of the Union address, in which President Obama highlighted the progress American families have made over the past two years thanks to a recovering economy, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), has called on policymakers to continue expanding opportunities for hard-working families and protect programs that have improved the lives of millions of Latinos.
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NCLR Service Projects to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

NCLR Service Projects to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will honor Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day with community service activities across the nation on Jan. 17–23. NCLR staff and AmeriCorps members will join local nonprofit organizations from the NCLR Affiliate Network in paying tribute to Dr. King through a variety of community service projects.
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NCLR Urge a los Latinos que se Inscriban para un Plan de Seguro Médico Bajo la Ley ACA

NCLR Urge a los Latinos que se Inscriban para un Plan de Seguro Médico Bajo la Ley ACA

January 15, 2015
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) urge a la comunidad latina que se informe sobre la elegibilidad y la ayuda financiera disponible para obtener seguro médico durante el segundo período de inscripción bajo la ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA). La fecha límite es el domingo, 15 de febrero de 2015.
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Countdown to 2015 NCLR Annual Conference Begins in Kansas City

Countdown to 2015 NCLR Annual Conference Begins in Kansas City

January 15, 2015
The countdown to the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo® in Kansas City, Mo., is on. Join Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), as she previews what to expect when the largest gathering of influential individuals, organizations, institutions and companies working with the Hispanic community join together in the Heart of America.
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NCLR Condemns House Republican Effort to Thwart Immigration Relief for Millions of American Families

NCLR Condemns House Republican Effort to Thwart Immigration Relief for Millions of American Families

January 14, 2015
Today, in a vote nearly along party lines, the House of Representatives passed a series of amendments to the Department of Homeland Security’s budget that would not only undo President Obama’s administrative action providing relief from deportation for millions of workers and their families, but also end the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary legal status to the young people known as “DREAMers.”
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Normas Federales para Ayudar a los Propietarios de Vivienda Se Siguen Violando

Normas Federales para Ayudar a los Propietarios de Vivienda Se Siguen Violando

January 09, 2015
Hace casi un año, que la Oficina de Protección Financiera del Consumidor (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau o CFPB, por sus siglas en inglés) introdujo normas diseñadas para los proveedores de servicios hipotecarios con la meta de poner fin a las prácticas depredadoras que han costado la pérdida de viviendas a innumerables familias. Los nuevos estándares de servicio hipotecario hicieron modificaciones a los préstamos para viviendas de manera que fueran más asequibles al público y establecieron bases para mejorar los servicios que se ofrecen a los prestatarios
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One Year Later, Mortgage Servicers Still Violating Federal Guidelines Designed to Help Homeowners

One Year Later, Mortgage Servicers Still Violating Federal Guidelines Designed to Help Homeowners

January 09, 2015
Nearly one year ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) introduced rules for mortgage servicers designed to end predatory practices that have cost countless families their homes. The new servicing standards made home-saving loan modifications more available and laid the groundwork for overall improved customer service for borrowers. However, a survey conducted by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the National Housing Resource Center (NHRC) found that, while the standards have significantly improved the mortgage servicing industry, servicers continue to employ bad practices that could force borrowers out of their homes.
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Senate Legislation and Presidential Action Show the Way Forward

Senate Legislation and Presidential Action Show the Way Forward

December 10, 2014
Today, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Keeping Families Together: The President’s Executive Action on Immigration and the Need to Pass Comprehensive Reform.”
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NCLR Welcomes New Leadership in Development, Events and Advocacy

NCLR Welcomes New Leadership in Development, Events and Advocacy

December 10, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) has added to its executive leadership ranks in several key areas. Earlier this month, NCLR introduced Ivelisse Fairchild as its new vice president of Resource Development. As the head for this department, Fairchild will be responsible for spearheading fundraising initiatives and development campaigns for the organization.
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Quedan Diez Días para Cambiar Planes de Seguro Médico al Renovar Cobertura Bajo la Ley de ACA

Quedan Diez Días para Cambiar Planes de Seguro Médico al Renovar Cobertura Bajo la Ley de ACA

December 05, 2014
Durante el segundo período de inscripción abierta bajo la ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés), el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) quiere recordar a la comunidad latina la inminente fecha límite para aquellos que desean cambiar su plan de seguro médico al renovar la cobertura del año pasado.
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House Republican Vote to Block Administrative Action is an Attack on Millions of American Families

House Republican Vote to Block Administrative Action is an Attack on Millions of American Families

December 04, 2014
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, largely along party lines, the “Executive Amnesty Prevention Act” (H.R. 5759), a bill sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho (R–FL) that is designed to block implementation of the president’s executive actions on immigration. Among Republicans, Reps. Mike Coffman (CO–6), Jeff Denham (CA–10), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL–25), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and David Valadao (CA–21) opposed it.
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NCLR Insta A Los Immigrantes Interesados En La Acción Ejecutiva Del Presidente Que Se Informen

NCLR Insta A Los Immigrantes Interesados En La Acción Ejecutiva Del Presidente Que Se Informen

November 25, 2014
La semana pasada, el Presidente Obama anuncio una serie de medidas que tomará utilizando a su autoridad ejecutiva para enfrentarse a los problemas de nuestro presente sistema de inmigración.
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NCLR Encourages Immigrants Interested in Executive Action to Get Informed, Look Out for Fraud

NCLR Encourages Immigrants Interested in Executive Action to Get Informed, Look Out for Fraud

November 25, 2014
Last week, President Obama announced a series of measures that he will take using his executive authority to address the nation’s broken immigration system.
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NCLR Responds to Ferguson Decision

NCLR Responds to Ferguson Decision

November 25, 2014
We share the sadness and stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo., as well as those throughout our country and especially in communities of color, who were hoping for fairness and accountability in yesterday’s decision.
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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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