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NCLR Hails Decision by NBC and Univision to Cut Ties with Donald Trump

NCLR Hails Decision by NBC and Univision to Cut Ties with Donald Trump

June 29, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) hailed NBC’s decision this afternoon to end its business relationship with Donald Trump after Trump made numerous references to Mexican immigrants that were both highly inaccurate and highly objectionable in his remarks announcing his presidential campaign on June 16, which prompted a national outcry.
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NCLR Backs Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

NCLR Backs Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

June 26, 2015
Yesterday, Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R–Wis.) and Bobby Scott (D–Va.) introduced the “Safe, Accountable, Fair and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2015,” bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming the federal criminal justice system. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds the congressmen, as well as the bill’s Republican and Democrat co-sponsors, including Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D–Ill.) and Tony Cárdenas (D–Calif.), for putting forward a comprehensive solution that will ensure greater fairness in policing and sentencing and reduce recidivism by focusing on strategies to rehabilitate criminals.
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NCLR Applauds Supreme Court Decision Granting Marriage Equality

NCLR Applauds Supreme Court Decision Granting Marriage Equality

June 26, 2015
Today, in a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the legality of same-sex marriages, granting gay and lesbian couples across the nation the right to marry.
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El NCLR Aplaude Decisión de la Corte Suprema que Garantiza Igualdad en el Matrimonio

El NCLR Aplaude Decisión de la Corte Suprema que Garantiza Igualdad en el Matrimonio

June 26, 2015
Hoy día, como resultado de una decisión de 5 a 4, la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos ha confirmado la legalidad del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, garantizando a las parejas de gays y de lesbianas el derecho a contraer matrimonio a través de toda la nación.
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NCLR Applauds Introduction of “Voting Rights Advancement Act”

NCLR Applauds Introduction of “Voting Rights Advancement Act”

June 25, 2015
Yesterday, members of the House of Representatives and the Senate introduced the “Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015” (VRAA), legislation that would require federal monitoring of changes to voting practices in states with a history of discriminating against minority voters.
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NCLR: Supreme Court Decision a Victory for American Civil Rights

NCLR: Supreme Court Decision a Victory for American Civil Rights

June 25, 2015
Today, in the case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, the Supreme Court upheld the principle of disparate impact, which is used under the Fair Housing Act to invalidate housing laws and policies that have discriminatory effects, even if the discrimination that occurred was unintentional. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds today’s decision, which upholds 40 years of legal precedent allowing the use of disparate impact to root out discrimination.
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NCLR: Decisión de la Corte Suprema Significa que Millones Podrán Continuar con Cobertura Médica

NCLR: Decisión de la Corte Suprema Significa que Millones Podrán Continuar con Cobertura Médica

June 25, 2015
Hoy con una votación de 6 a 3, la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos falló a favor de la medida de la ley ACA (Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible) que hace posible que las personas elegibles reciban créditos tributarios para poder costear el pago de sus seguros médicos.
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NCLR’s National Latino Family Expo Invites You to an Informative & Fun Weekend Experience

NCLR’s National Latino Family Expo Invites You to an Informative & Fun Weekend Experience

June 25, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will celebrate the influence of the growing Latino community at the 2015 NCLR National Latino Family Expo July 11–13 in Kansas City, Mo. Home to a strong Latino community with more than a century of history, Kansas City will play host to this exciting event held alongside the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference at the Kansas City Convention Center.
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NCLR: Supreme Court Ruling Allows Millions to Keep Their Health Coverage

NCLR: Supreme Court Ruling Allows Millions to Keep Their Health Coverage

June 25, 2015
In a 6-to-3 decision today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the federal government’s assertion that all individuals who purchase health insurance through the federal or state exchanges should receive premium tax-credit subsidies if they meet eligibility requirements. In the case of King v. Burwell, the plaintiffs had challenged the law, claiming that the provision was written in a way that only extended the tax credits and cost-sharing reductions to enrollees in states that had established their own exchanges. In the 34 states that have not set up their own exchanges, including Texas and Florida, two states with large numbers of Latino voters and families, about nine million people risked losing their subsidies.
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NCLR Announces Exciting Lineup of Speakers, Forum, Events, All Part of 2015 Annual Conference

NCLR Announces Exciting Lineup of Speakers, Forum, Events, All Part of 2015 Annual Conference

June 18, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today announced highlights of its upcoming 2015 Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo®, the preeminent events for NCLR and Latinos across the nation, which will take place in Kansas City, Mo., from Saturday, July 11 through Tuesday, July 14 at the Kansas City Convention Center.
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NCLR To Announce Exciting Lineup of Speakers and Entertainment for Upcoming Annual Conference

NCLR To Announce Exciting Lineup of Speakers and Entertainment for Upcoming Annual Conference

June 15, 2015
On Thursday, June 18 at 11:00 a.m. in the City Council chambers of Kansas City, Mo., NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía will be joined by Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo and City Manager Troy Schulte at a morning press conference to announce an exciting lineup of speakers and entertainment that will be featured at the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo®.
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Celebrating a Victory for Common Sense and for Our Nation

Celebrating a Victory for Common Sense and for Our Nation

June 15, 2015
Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides undocumented youth who have grown up in the United States the opportunity to obtain temporary relief from deportation. Since its implementation, DACA has helped more than 664,600 young people continue and expand their contributions to their communities while bringing a measure of stability to families across the country. Building on DACA and expanding deferred action will allow recipients to earn higher wages, resulting in an increase to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by $230 billion over the next 10 years, according to the Center for American Progress.
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Foro del NCLR Resalta los Programas de California Dirigidos a Los Jóvenes Latinos

Foro del NCLR Resalta los Programas de California Dirigidos a Los Jóvenes Latinos

June 10, 2015
Hoy, un foro organizado por el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) y AltaMed ofreció observaciones y análisis de expertos en educación y servicios sociales quienes hablaron sobre los programas innovadores de California que ayudan a los jóvenes hispanos en riesgo a desarrollar la experiencia, las aptitudes y el plan que necesitan para un futuro productivo y exitoso.
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NCLR Forum Spotlights California Programs for Young Latinos

NCLR Forum Spotlights California Programs for Young Latinos

June 10, 2015
At a forum held today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and AltaMed Health Services, experts in education and social services discussed innovative programs in California that are helping at-risk Hispanic youth develop the experience, skills and road map they need for a successful, productive future.
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NCLR Destaca el Hambre y La Nutrición Infantil en su Nueva Serie de Salud de los Latinos

NCLR Destaca el Hambre y La Nutrición Infantil en su Nueva Serie de Salud de los Latinos

June 10, 2015
Con las vacaciones de verano en el horizonte, este periodo puede ser especialmente arriesgado para los niños del país, ya que muchos perderán el acceso a las comidas balanceadas que se ofrecen durante el año escolar gratis o a precio rebajado.
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Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: NCLR Highlights Child Nutrition and Hunger in Latino Health Series

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: NCLR Highlights Child Nutrition and Hunger in Latino Health Series

June 09, 2015
With summer vacation on the horizon, this can be a particularly vulnerable time for the nation’s children, as many will lose access to free or reduced-priced balanced meals offered during the school year.
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NCLR Celebrates One Year of Successful Student Science Engagement Programs with Family Museum Day

NCLR Celebrates One Year of Successful Student Science Engagement Programs with Family Museum Day

June 08, 2015
More than 300 students and their parents from throughout the Washington, D.C., area convened at the National Museum of Natural History on Sunday to celebrate a successful first year of the Children Investigating Science with Parents and Afterschool (CHISPA) program. Funded by the National Science Foundation, CHISPA was developed through a collaboration with NCLR (National Council of La Raza), ASPIRA Association and a network of 11 science museums located in cities with growing Latino populations.
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Foro en Los Angeles Examina Estrategias de Éxito para Ayudar a Los Jóvenes Latinos en Riesgo

Foro en Los Angeles Examina Estrategias de Éxito para Ayudar a Los Jóvenes Latinos en Riesgo

June 03, 2015
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) y AltaMed llevarán a cabo un foro, el miércoles 10 de junio, para discutir los programas comunitarios integrales y adaptados culturalmente del estado que ayudan a mantener a los jóvenes latinos fuera del sistema de justicia juvenil. Además de los expertos en educación, entre los panelistas estarán adolescentes que participan en el programa de liderazgo juvenil del NCLR y la Dra. Patricia Foxen, autora del informe “Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words (La resiliencia de la juventud latina: en sus propias palabras)” que incluyó entre sus sujetos investigados a jóvenes latinos de Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles Forum to Examine Successful Strategies for Helping At-Risk Latino Youth

Los Angeles Forum to Examine Successful Strategies for Helping At-Risk Latino Youth

June 03, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and AltaMed Health Services will host a forum on Wednesday, June 10, to examine the comprehensive, culturally sensitive community programs in California that help keep Latino youth out of the juvenile justice system. In addition to education experts, speakers will include teenagers from NCLR’s youth leadership program and Dr. Patricia Foxen, author of the NCLR report, “Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words,” which included young Latinos from Los Angeles among the research subjects.
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NCLR Calls on Florida State Leadership to Help Nearly One Million Floridians Obtain Health Coverage

NCLR Calls on Florida State Leadership to Help Nearly One Million Floridians Obtain Health Coverage

June 01, 2015
As the Florida State Legislature prepares to reconvene this afternoon to begin a special session, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is calling on state leaders to move forward on legislation that will help close the health coverage gap for nearly one million Floridians, including 200,000 Latinos.
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