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Foro Público Destacará  Rol De La Educación Como Catalizador Para La Integración

Foro Público Destacará  Rol De La Educación Como Catalizador Para La Integración

July 19, 2013
Durante su Conferencia Anual 2013 que se realiza en Nueva Orleans, , el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) auspiciará una gran reunión pública el sábado 20 de julio de 2013 titulada "Más allá de la Reforma Migratoria: Cómo la educación es el catalizador de la integración" (Beyond Immigration Reform: How Education is the Catalist for Integration"). Mientras la nación espera la aprobación de una ley de reforma migratoria integral que proporcione la oportunidad de legalizar a millones de inmigrantes que viven actualmente en los EE.UU., ninguna institución ocupará el mismo lugar en la historia ni tendrá el mismo impacto en las familias de los inmigrantes como lo harán las escuelas de este país. Este evento servirá para reunir investigadores, funcionarios de gobierno y líderes para discutir las implicaciones de la reforma migratoria para todo el sistema educativo, desde la educación preescolar hasta la universidad. Se ha invitado todos los miembros de la comunidad para que, en forma gratuita, asistan a esta reunión pública para que tengan la oportunidad de interactuar, compartir impresiones y preocupaciones y formular preguntas.
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Congresista Gutierrez Se Une A Expertos Para Discutir El Camino Hacia La Reforma Migratoria

Congresista Gutierrez Se Une A Expertos Para Discutir El Camino Hacia La Reforma Migratoria

July 19, 2013
El pasado noviembre, los votantes latinos generaron un momento de cambio en el debate sobre la reforma migratoria, poniéndola al frente de la política estadounidense. Y hoy, vemos la posibilidad de que una reforma de inmigración justa y eficaz sea aprobada este año. Pero para lograrlo, se requiere un compromiso bipartidista de voces y electores de izquierda y derecha que construyan el espacio político y la presión necesaria para aprobar la legislación.
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Rep. Gutiérrez Joins Leading Experts For Discussion On Path Ahead For Immigration Reform

Rep. Gutiérrez Joins Leading Experts For Discussion On Path Ahead For Immigration Reform

July 19, 2013
Last November, Latino voters generated a game-changing moment in the immigration reform debate that propelled the issue to the forefront of American politics. And today, we see a possibility of passing fair and effective immigration reform this year. But achieving reform will require bipartisan compromise from voices and constituencies on both the left and right to build the political space and pressure to pass legislation.
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NCLR and Equal Rights Center to Unveil Study on Discriminatory Housing Treatment

NCLR and Equal Rights Center to Unveil Study on Discriminatory Housing Treatment

July 19, 2013
On Monday, July 22, 2013, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the Equal Rights Center will unveil a new study on discriminatory housing practices at a workshop, “Avoiding Housing Discrimination in Immigration Reform,” during the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference in New Orleans. Each year, more than four million incidents of housing discrimination occur nationally, and recent state and local legislation that seeks to address immigration-related issues may put Hispanic families at additional risk of being targeted for housing discrimination.
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NCLR Y Centro De Igualdad De Derechos (ERC) Reveralan Estudio Sobre Descriminacion En La Vivienda

NCLR Y Centro De Igualdad De Derechos (ERC) Reveralan Estudio Sobre Descriminacion En La Vivienda

July 19, 2013
El lunes, 22 de julio del 2013, durante la Conferencia Anual del NCLR 2013 en New Orleans, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Centro de Igualdad de Derechos darán a conocer un nuevo estudio sobre el tratamiento discriminatorio de viviendas en el taller titulado "Cerrando Puertas: Retos en la Vivienda para los Hispanos". Cada año a nivel nacional se detectan más de cuatro millones de casos de tratamiento discriminatorio de viviendas y la reciente legislación estatal y local que trata de abordar cuestiones relacionadas con la inmigración pueden poner a las familias hispanas en un riesgo adicional.
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NCLR Town Hall to Highlight Role of Education as Critical Catalyst for Integration

NCLR Town Hall to Highlight Role of Education as Critical Catalyst for Integration

July 19, 2013
On Saturday, July 20, 2013, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host the town hall "Beyond Immigration Reform: How Education is the Catalyst for Integration" during its 2013 Annual Conference held in New Orleans. As the nation awaits passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill that will provide the opportunity to legalize millions of immigrants currently the country, no institution will have the same place in history or have the same kind of impact on immigrant families as schools will have. This town hall brings together researchers, government officials and thought leaders to discuss the implications of immigration reform for the entire education system from preschool through college. Community members are invited to attend the town hall free of charge and will have an opportunity to interact, share impressions and concerns, and ask questions.
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Community Organizations Not Ready to Assist Latinos in Obtaining Health Insurance Under ACA

Community Organizations Not Ready to Assist Latinos in Obtaining Health Insurance Under ACA

July 18, 2013
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced the results of a survey of 135 community-based organizations and community health centers in 23 states that was developed to understand their practices and strategies for informing and helping Latino families enroll in public or subsidized health insurance under the ACA (Affordable Care Act). In response to the survey, senior executives at these organizations reported that obstacles to successful implementation include a lack of knowledge about coverage options and eligibility, unfamiliarity with the complex enrollment process and the need for technical assistance and resources for community service providers to reach Hispanics with information and support.
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NCLR Hails Long-Overdue Confirmation of Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor

NCLR Hails Long-Overdue Confirmation of Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor

July 18, 2013
In a 54 to 46 vote today, the Senate confirmed Thomas E. Perez as the next Secretary of Labor. Perez, who previously served as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, is currently the only Latino in the president’s second-term cabinet and the first-ever Dominican American to serve in a presidential cabinet.
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NCLR Encuentra que los Latinos No Están Bien Informados Sobre Nuevas Opciones de Seguro Médico Baj

NCLR Encuentra que los Latinos No Están Bien Informados Sobre Nuevas Opciones de Seguro Médico Baj

July 18, 2013
Hoy, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) anunció los resultados de una encuesta sometida a 135 organizaciones comunitarias y centros de salud en 23 estados, que tenía como propósito entender su trabajo y estrategias para informar y ayudar a las familias latinas a inscribirse en el seguro de salud bajo la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés).
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New Orleans Hosts 2013 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo

New Orleans Hosts 2013 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo

July 18, 2013
The Crescent City will play host to the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference, kicking off on July 20 with the NCLR National Latino Family Expo and culminating on July 23 with a special keynote address from First Lady Michelle Obama and the NCLR Awards Gala. Latino leaders from across the U.S. will join prominent national figures from the private, government and nonprofit sectors at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for the annual gathering, which addresses critical issues in the Latino community, highlights its accomplishments and provides a dynamic, interactive experience aimed at Latino consumers.
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Ribbon Cutting to Open Free National Latino Family Expo

Ribbon Cutting to Open Free National Latino Family Expo

July 17, 2013
Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer, one of the nation’s most beloved television characters, will join Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), and local leaders at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 20, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to open the 2013 NCLR National Latino Family Expo®, the largest Latino consumer show in the nation. Joining them at the Expo will be costumed characters including Dora’s cousin Diego, Curious George, Cat in the Hat, Doky, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Buzz Bee from Honey Nut Cheerios and the Lucky Charms Leprechaun.
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NCLR Applauds Confirmation of Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB

NCLR Applauds Confirmation of Richard Cordray as Director of the CFPB

July 16, 2013
Earlier today, the Senate voted 66 to 34 to confirm Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the government agency responsible for ensuring that financial products and services are safe and reliable for American consumers. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds the Senate for confirming Cordray, who has a stellar track record of improving accountability among financial institutions and pushing back against deceptive lenders.
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Hundreds of Latino Leaders to Participate in Líderes Summit at 2013 NCLR Annual Conference

Hundreds of Latino Leaders to Participate in Líderes Summit at 2013 NCLR Annual Conference

July 16, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host hundreds of Latino youth leaders at the 2013 NCLR Líderes Summit on July 20–23 as part of the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference held at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
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NCLR Joins NAACP, NUL, NAN & Others in Calling for DOJ to Act in Wake of Trayvon Martin Decision

NCLR Joins NAACP, NUL, NAN & Others in Calling for DOJ to Act in Wake of Trayvon Martin Decision

July 15, 2013
Today NCLR announced that it has joined with the NAACP, National Urban League (NUL), National Action Network (NAN) and other civil rights organizations in asking to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss possible action by the U.S. Department of Justice following the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial on Saturday.
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NCLR Urges Congress to Protect Vital Food Assistance Program for Struggling Families

NCLR Urges Congress to Protect Vital Food Assistance Program for Struggling Families

July 12, 2013
Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the “Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act” (H.R. 2642), known as the farm bill, which addresses agricultural policy issues such as farm subsidies but leaves nutrition policy to be dealt with in separate legislation. The farm bill has historically included both farm and nutrition policy, with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) constituting almost 80 percent of funding in the bill. Given that the House of Representatives has previously proposed deep cuts and other damaging changes to the vital food assistance program that serves millions of Latino families, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is incredibly concerned that parceling out separate legislation for SNAP will result in the program losing critical funding.
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La Feria Nacional de la Familia Latina del NCLR Ofrece Algo para Cada Miembro de la Familia

La Feria Nacional de la Familia Latina del NCLR Ofrece Algo para Cada Miembro de la Familia

July 10, 2013
El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) celebrará en New Orleans, del 20 al 22 de julio, la creciente comunidad latina del Golfo Sur y el poder del consumidor hispano en su Feria Nacional de la Familia Latina.
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NCLR National Latino Family Expo Offers Something for Every Member of the Family Free of Charge

NCLR National Latino Family Expo Offers Something for Every Member of the Family Free of Charge

July 03, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will celebrate the growing Latino community of the Gulf South and the power of the national Hispanic consumer at the 2013 National Latino Family Expo on July 20–22 in New Orleans.
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Michelle Obama será la oradora principal el día martes en la conferencia anual del NCLR 2013

Michelle Obama será la oradora principal el día martes en la conferencia anual del NCLR 2013

June 28, 2013
A principios de esta semana durante una conferencia de prensa el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que la Sra. Michelle Obama, Primera Dama de los Estados Unidos, será la oradora principal durante la ceremonia de clausura de la Conferencia Anual del NCLR 2013 a llevarse a cabo en Nueva Orleans el martes 23 de julio de 2013 a las 11: 30 am en el Centro de Convenciones "Ernest N. Morial" .
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Voto del Senado un Paso Histórico para la Reforma Migratoria

Voto del Senado un Paso Histórico para la Reforma Migratoria

June 28, 2013
Hoy, el Senado estadounidense demostró un sólido apoyo bipartidista cuando votó a favor de la ley de reforma migratoria, el “Acta de Seguridad Fronteriza, Oportunidad Económica, y Modernización Migratoria del 2013” (S. 744).
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Senate Vote An Historic Step Toward Progress On Immigration

Senate Vote An Historic Step Toward Progress On Immigration

June 27, 2013
Today, the Senate delivered a solid bipartisan vote on the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” (S. 744).
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