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NCLR Insta al Congreso y al Presidente que Reemplacen el ‘Sequester’

NCLR Insta al Congreso y al Presidente que Reemplacen el ‘Sequester’

March 27, 2013
Ayer, el Presidente firmó una resolución aprobada por el Congreso que haría el ‘sequester’—los recortes automáticos que tomaron efecto el 1 de marzo—el presupuesto de facto para el Año Fiscal 2013. El Congreso se fue de receso la semana pasada después de no haber llegado a un acuerdo sobre el presupuesto federal de ambas cámaras—el Senado y el Congreso. Mientras que nos alegramos que el gobierno pudiera evitar un cierre, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en inglés) está profundamente preocupado con las severas consecuencias para los latinos que puedan llegar como resultado de posponer una solución verdadera.
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NCLR Implores Congress and the President to Replace Sequester with Responsible Budget

NCLR Implores Congress and the President to Replace Sequester with Responsible Budget

March 27, 2013
Yesterday, the President signed a continuing resolution passed by Congress that will make the sequester—the devastating automatic budget cuts that hit on March 1—the de facto budget for Fiscal Year 2013. Congress left last week for recess after failing to reach an agreement on the federal budget proposals put forth by both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Although we are glad that a government shutdown has been averted, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is deeply concerned about the severe consequences that “kicking the can down the road” on the budget will have for Latino families.
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Watchdog Groups Demand Full Fair-Lending Compliance in National Mortgage Settlement

Watchdog Groups Demand Full Fair-Lending Compliance in National Mortgage Settlement

March 27, 2013
On Wednesday, March 27th, a coalition made up of 109 civic groups sent a letter to Mortgage Settlement Monitor Joe Smith and the Executive Monitoring Committee highlighting concerns with the slow pace of change on the ground for hardest-hit communities and the need for greater oversight.
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NCLR Calls for Marriage Equality as Supreme Court Begins Hearing Arguments on DOMA and Proposition 8

NCLR Calls for Marriage Equality as Supreme Court Begins Hearing Arguments on DOMA and Proposition 8

March 26, 2013
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on two cases involving marriage equality for same-sex couples; the cases examine the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.
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NCLR Pide Igualdad Matrimonial a la Corte Suprema

NCLR Pide Igualdad Matrimonial a la Corte Suprema

March 26, 2013
Hoy, la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos comenzará a escuchar los argumentos sobre dos casos de igualdad matrimonial para parejas del mismo sexo, examinando la constitucionalidad del Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) y la Proposición 8 de California.
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Janet Murguía Joins Call for Marriage Equality on Steps of the Supreme Court

Janet Murguía Joins Call for Marriage Equality on Steps of the Supreme Court

March 25, 2013
On Tuesday, March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments concerning two cases involving the legal recognition of marriage equality.
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NCLR Urges Congress to Pass a Fair and Equitable Budget

NCLR Urges Congress to Pass a Fair and Equitable Budget

March 20, 2013
This week, both the Senate and House of Representatives are expected to vote on their respective budget proposals.
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NCLR Urges Senate to Address Needs of Women and Children in Immigration Debate

NCLR Urges Senate to Address Needs of Women and Children in Immigration Debate

March 18, 2013
Today, Jennifer Ng'andu, Director, Health and Civil Rights Policy Project, Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation, NCLR, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the hearing “How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families”.
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NCLR Hails Nomination of Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor

NCLR Hails Nomination of Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor

March 18, 2013
NCLR hails President Barack Obama’s announcement that he will be nominating current Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor.
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Kansas City Selected as Host of the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo

Kansas City Selected as Host of the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo

March 18, 2013
Earlier today, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), joined Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, Mo., and leaders of local NCLR Affiliates, to officially announce the selection of Kansas City as the site of the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo®.
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NCLR Urges Congress to Vote “No” on the House Budget Proposal

NCLR Urges Congress to Vote “No” on the House Budget Proposal

March 15, 2013
NCLR is deeply concerned that the federal budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R–WI), The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget, would cause additional pain to Latino communities who have already been disproportionately harmed by recent cuts to programs that provide education, job training, health care and other basic needs.
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NCLR Urges Nomination of Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor

NCLR Urges Nomination of Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor

March 13, 2013
NCLR announced today its support for Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, who is being considered by President Obama for Secretary of Labor, a vacancy left by former Secretary Hilda Solis.
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NCLR Mourns Passing of Iconic Political Leader Raymond Telles

NCLR Mourns Passing of Iconic Political Leader Raymond Telles

March 13, 2013
NCLR was saddened to hear of the passing of Raymond Telles, an iconic figure in Hispanic politics who was the first Mexican American elected as mayor of a major U.S. city, El Paso, Texas. Telles passed away last Friday at the age of 97.
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NCLR to Testify at House Subcommittee Hearing on the Impact of Immigration Laws on Families

NCLR to Testify at House Subcommittee Hearing on the Impact of Immigration Laws on Families

March 12, 2013
This Thursday, March 14, 2013, Clarissa Martínez de Castro, Director of Immigration and Civic Engagement, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), will testify at the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security for a hearing on “The Separation of Nuclear Families under U.S. Immigration Law.”
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NCLR Applauds Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s Statement in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

NCLR Applauds Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s Statement in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

March 08, 2013
NCLR today expressed deep appreciation for Verizon’s endorsement of comprehensive immigration reform legislation earlier this week.
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NCLR joined by Hundreds of Community Leaders at U.S. Capitol to Call for Action on Immigration

NCLR joined by Hundreds of Community Leaders at U.S. Capitol to Call for Action on Immigration

March 07, 2013
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía was joined by hundreds of community leaders and activists representing 31 states, including Texas, Florida, Idaho, Tennessee and North Carolina, at an early afternoon press conference where they called for purposeful action on immigration reform.
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Cientos de LÍderes comunitarios se unen al NCLR en el Capitolio para la  Reforma Migratoria

Cientos de LÍderes comunitarios se unen al NCLR en el Capitolio para la Reforma Migratoria

March 07, 2013
Hoy, NCLR (Congreso Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) y cientos de lÍderes comunitarios y activistas representando a más de 31 estados incluyendo a Texas, Florida, Idaho, Tennessee, y North Carolina, sostuvieron una conferencia de prensa donde instaron al congreso a tomar acción significativa en el tema de la reforma migratoria.
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Over 400 Latino Community Leaders Gather in Washington to Push for Immigration Reform

Over 400 Latino Community Leaders Gather in Washington to Push for Immigration Reform

March 05, 2013
NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía will be joined by Representative Luis Gutierrez (D–IL) at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol calling for action on immigration reform.
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Automatic Budget Cuts Will Have Devastating Effect on Communities and Families

Automatic Budget Cuts Will Have Devastating Effect on Communities and Families

March 02, 2013
Due to the failure of policymakers to reach an agreement on how to avoid the sequester, automatic budget cuts will start today, gutting critical programs for Latinos in areas such as education, housing, health care and job training.
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National Leaders to be Honored for Their Contributions to Opening Doors for the Latino Community

National Leaders to be Honored for Their Contributions to Opening Doors for the Latino Community

March 01, 2013
Nationally renowned leaders including Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, journalist and founder of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas and United We Dream will be honored on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 as NCLR (National Council of La Raza) hosts its twenty-sixth annual NCLR Capital Awards gala.
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