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Tasa de Pobreza en la Comunidad Latina Disminuye Mientras que la Ansiedad Financiera Sigue Elevada

Tasa de Pobreza en la Comunidad Latina Disminuye Mientras que la Ansiedad Financiera Sigue Elevada

September 17, 2014
Hoy, La Oficina del Censo publicó información que demuestra que el esfuerzo de trabajo de los hispanos se ha traducido en ingresos más altos y niveles más bajos de pobreza.
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Latino Poverty Declines While Household Financial Anxiety Remains High

Latino Poverty Declines While Household Financial Anxiety Remains High

September 16, 2014
Earlier today, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data showing that Latinos’ hard work is translating into higher income and lower poverty. There were 900,000 fewer Latinos, including 500,000 fewer Latino children, living in poverty in 2013 compared to the previous year. However, wide disparities remain. The Latino poverty rate remains high at 23.5 percent for 2013, nearly twice the national poverty rate of 14.5 percent.
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Declaración de la Presidenta del NCLR Janet Murguía sobre la Decision del Presidente Obama

Declaración de la Presidenta del NCLR Janet Murguía sobre la Decision del Presidente Obama

September 08, 2014
Hoy, el Presidente Obama anuncio que no tomaría acción administrativa sobre la política de inmigración hasta después de las elecciones de noviembre. Según reportajes, oficiales de la Casa Blanca han señalado que miembros del partido demócrata habían expresado su preocupación con el impacto que podría tener un anuncio antes de las elecciones y por esta razón la Casa Blanca decidió esperar.
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NCLR Statement on President Obama’s Decision to Delay Relief to Millions of Families

NCLR Statement on President Obama’s Decision to Delay Relief to Millions of Families

September 06, 2014
Today, President Obama announced that administrative action on immigration will be delayed until after the November elections. In news reports, White House officials cited Democrats’ concerns about the impact of executive action on the party’s electoral prospects as the reason for the delay.
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Texas’ Rejection of Medicaid Expansion Leaves State’s Families, Economy Vulnerable

Texas’ Rejection of Medicaid Expansion Leaves State’s Families, Economy Vulnerable

August 19, 2014
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held an afternoon press conference to announce the findings of the NCLR report, “Closing the Health Care Coverage Gap in Texas: A Latino Perspective.” The report details the negative impact of not expanding Medicaid in Texas, particularly its effects on Latinos, who represent 50 percent of the state’s uninsured.
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NCLR Señala El Aniversario De Daca E Insta Al Presidente A Tomar Medidas Adicionales

NCLR Señala El Aniversario De Daca E Insta Al Presidente A Tomar Medidas Adicionales

August 15, 2014
Hoy hace dos años que la administración Obama empezó con la implementación del programa Acción Diferida para los Jóvenes Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés), una iniciativa que otorga protección temporal a los jóvenes indocumentados que han crecido en este país.
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NCLR Marks Anniversary of DACA While Urging President to Take Additional Action

NCLR Marks Anniversary of DACA While Urging President to Take Additional Action

August 15, 2014
Two years ago today, the Obama administration began implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an initiative to grant temporary relief to undocumented youth who have grown up in the United States.
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NCLR Divulga Reporte Sobre Falta De Expansion De Medicaid En Texas

NCLR Divulga Reporte Sobre Falta De Expansion De Medicaid En Texas

August 14, 2014
El martes, 19 de agosto, 2014 a las 1:15p.m., el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en ingles) y la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de San Antonio, patrocinaran una conferencia de prensa para anunciar los hallazgos de un reporte hecho por el NCLR, titulado: Cerrando la Brecha de Cobertura Médica en Texas: Una Perspectiva Latina.”
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NCLR to Release Report on Effects of Medicaid Gap on Texas

NCLR to Release Report on Effects of Medicaid Gap on Texas

August 14, 2014
On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 1:15 p.m., NCLR (National Council of La Raza), and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will hold a press conference to release findings of an NCLR issue brief, “Closing the Health Care Coverage Gap in Texas: A Latino Perspective.”
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NCLR Condemns House Republican Immigration Disgrace

NCLR Condemns House Republican Immigration Disgrace

August 01, 2014
Tonight NCLR (National Council of La Raza) denounced the House of Representatives’ GOP votes on the border emergency and DREAMers as abhorrent. 
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Heeding Worker Concerns, USDA and DOL Put Poultry Worker Safety Ahead of Speed

Heeding Worker Concerns, USDA and DOL Put Poultry Worker Safety Ahead of Speed

July 31, 2014
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final regulation on food safety inspection in U.S. poultry processing plants.
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El USDA Y DOL Dan Prioridad A La Seguridad De Trabajadores Avícolas

El USDA Y DOL Dan Prioridad A La Seguridad De Trabajadores Avícolas

July 31, 2014
Hoy, el Departamento de Agricultura (USDA), emitió una regulación sobre la seguridad alimenticia y la inspección de productos alimenticios en las plantas que procesan productos avícolas.
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National Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor, Faith Leaders Release National Immigration Scorecard

National Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor, Faith Leaders Release National Immigration Scorecard

July 28, 2014
National Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander groups as well as labor and Evangelical leaders have announced an unprecedented alliance and civic engagement initiative, beginning with release of the 2014 National Immigration Score Card that shows how Congress failed on the issue of immigration reform.
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Grupos Nacionales Publican Las Tarjetas de Evaluación Nacional de Inmigración 2014

Grupos Nacionales Publican Las Tarjetas de Evaluación Nacional de Inmigración 2014

July 28, 2014
Grupos nacionales latinos, asiático americanos e isleños del pacifico, así como líderes laborales y evangélicos han anunciado una alianza y una iniciativa de participación cívica sin precedentes, comenzando con el lanzamiento de las Tarjetas de Evaluación Nacional de Inmigración 2014 que demuestran como el Congreso ha fallado en lo referente al tema de la reforma migratoria.
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Honrando a los Nuestros: Reconocimiento a Líderes Latinos en la Gala de los Premios 2014 del NCLR

Honrando a los Nuestros: Reconocimiento a Líderes Latinos en la Gala de los Premios 2014 del NCLR

July 24, 2014
Esta noche, Janet Murguía, presidenta y directora general del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) felicitó a los homenajeados en la Gala de los Premios de la Conferencia Anual 2014 del NCLR. La gala fue el evento de clausura de la Conferencia Anual que tuvo lugar del 19 al 22 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones de Los Angeles.
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Honoring Our Own: Prominent Latino Leaders Recognized at 2014 NCLR Awards Gala

Honoring Our Own: Prominent Latino Leaders Recognized at 2014 NCLR Awards Gala

July 23, 2014
Last night, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía congratulated the honorees at the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference Awards Gala, which concluded the Conference held July 19–22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Six awards were presented in honor of individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary accomplishments, both in their fields and in service to the Hispanic community in the United States.
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NCLR Honors Affiliate Groups for Excellence in Service Through Local Family Strengthening Programs

NCLR Honors Affiliate Groups for Excellence in Service Through Local Family Strengthening Programs

July 23, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) honored two of its Affiliate organizations for the excellent work they do to strengthen Latino families. The two honorees—Eastmont Community Center in Los Angeles and Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago—were recognized at a ceremony during the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference, which took place July 19–22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Congreso Named NCLR Affiliate of the Year

Congreso Named NCLR Affiliate of the Year

July 23, 2014
Yesterday evening, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) presented the 2014 Affiliate of the Year Award to Congreso, a multiservice organization with an expert focus on the Latino community based in Philadelphia.
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NCLR Honors Hispanic Services Council with the 2014 Affiliate Advocacy Award

NCLR Honors Hispanic Services Council with the 2014 Affiliate Advocacy Award

July 23, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today announced that Hispanic Services Council (HSC) of Tampa, Fla., had received the organization’s Affiliate Advocacy Award at a ceremony during the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference in Los Angeles.
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NCLR Hails Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

NCLR Hails Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

July 22, 2014
Earlier today, President Obama signed the “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act” (WIOA), legislation that lays the framework for job training and adult education services nationwide.
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