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Precipio fiscal tiene altos riesgos para los latinos y el futuro del pais

Precipio fiscal tiene altos riesgos para los latinos y el futuro del pais

December 03, 2012
Con el indiscutible impacto de los latinos en las elecciones del 2012, toda atención ahora se gira hacia el capitolio donde el congreso esta al punto de decidir sobre un plan de acción para evitar el precipicio fiscal.
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Fiscal Cliff: High Stakes for Latinos and America’s Future

Fiscal Cliff: High Stakes for Latinos and America’s Future

December 03, 2012
With the indelible mark of Latinos on the 2012 election in the history books, all eyes now turn toward Capitol Hill, where Congress is set to decide on a plan of action to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
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El Voto Hispano Marca la Diferencia en la Elección Presidencial 2012

El Voto Hispano Marca la Diferencia en la Elección Presidencial 2012

November 07, 2012
El pronóstico del NCLR y otros grupos hispanos que el voto latino sería clave en las elecciones del 2012 se hizo realidad anoche. De acuerdo con un sondeo hecho en víspera de la elección por ImpreMedia/Latino Decisions, el nivel de apoyo para el Presidente Barack Obama entre los votantes latinos llego a niveles históricos.
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As predicted, Latino Voters Make the Difference in 2012 Presidential Election

As predicted, Latino Voters Make the Difference in 2012 Presidential Election

November 07, 2012
For more than a year, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and others have said that the Hispanic vote would be the one to watch in the 2012 election.
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NCLR Partners with Fox Audience Strategy for a Sweepstakes with The X Factor to Urge Latinos to Vote

NCLR Partners with Fox Audience Strategy for a Sweepstakes with The X Factor to Urge Latinos to Vote

November 01, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce a partnership with FOX Audience Strategy, which includes a joint promotion with the FOX broadcast musical talent show THE X FACTOR.
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NCLR urge inversión en los niños hispanos para asegurar su bienestar y un mejor futuro

NCLR urge inversión en los niños hispanos para asegurar su bienestar y un mejor futuro

October 25, 2012
Hoy el Consejo Nacional de La Raza realizó una sesión informativa donde se señaló que las escasas ganancias de los niños hispanos –que representan casi uno de cada cuatro niños estadounidenses y que gran parte de ellos son los futuros trabajadores, contribuyentes y votantes en este país– se deteriorarían si no se hace una mayor inversión en esfuerzos y recursos para prepararlos para éxito en una economía global.
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Latino Children Vital to Nation’s Future but Investment Needed to Boost Their Well-Being & Prospects

Latino Children Vital to Nation’s Future but Investment Needed to Boost Their Well-Being & Prospects

October 25, 2012
According to a briefing held today by NCLR, the slight gains made over the last decade by Latino children—who represent nearly one in four U.S. children and a large portion of this country’s future workers, taxpayers and voters—will erode without a greater investment of effort and resources to prepare them to succeed in a global economy.
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NCLR Report Finds States in South Atlantic Fail to Adequately Invest in Latino Workers and Business

NCLR Report Finds States in South Atlantic Fail to Adequately Invest in Latino Workers and Business

October 23, 2012
A new report released today by NCLR, “Now Hiring? Latinos and the Job Creation Policies in the South Atlantic,” analyzes how state policies aimed at creating jobs in Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida have failed to produce significant employment gains for the region’s Hispanic workforce.
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Investment in Latino Children Imperative to Our Nation, Says NCLR

Investment in Latino Children Imperative to Our Nation, Says NCLR

October 22, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will hold a telephonic press briefing on Thursday, October 25 to introduce a database that will help children’s advocates, policymakers, educators and reporters easily determine the well-being of Latino children at the national and state levels.
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Es Urgente Invertir en Los Niños Hispanos Para el Futuro de Nuestro País, dice el NCLR

Es Urgente Invertir en Los Niños Hispanos Para el Futuro de Nuestro País, dice el NCLR

October 22, 2012
El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) llevará a cabo una conferencia de prensa telefónica el jueves 25 de octubre para presentar una base de datos que ayudará a que los defensores de los niños, los políticos, los educadores y los periodistas determinen con facilidad el bienestar de los niños hispanos a nivel nacional y estatal.
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In Run-up to Election, Policy Experts Discuss Why Latinos Need Better Job Creation Policies

In Run-up to Election, Policy Experts Discuss Why Latinos Need Better Job Creation Policies

October 19, 2012
Heading into the 2012 presidential election, job creation is among the chief concerns for Latino voters. Latino unemployment remains markedly high, while those who find jobs are often relegated to the low-wage sector, leaving many wondering whether job creation policies are doing enough to help the rapidly growing Hispanic community find work.
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NCLR Registers Over 90,000 Voters And Launches Mobilization Campaign

NCLR Registers Over 90,000 Voters And Launches Mobilization Campaign

October 19, 2012
With most of the nation’s voter rolls closed for this election cycle, NCLR’s (National Council of La Raza) Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign is announcing the culmination of its voter registration efforts and the launch of an aggressive Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) campaign—a national, multi-platform effort to drive Latinos to the polls in November. Through its 2012 campaign, M2V registered over 90,000 new Latino voters in states across the nation, with its largest registration numbers coming from the important swing state of Florida, where NCLR registered over 54,000 new voters despite contending with tough state-imposed restrictions early on in the registration campaign.
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Latino Seniors Worried About Looming Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Latino Seniors Worried About Looming Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

October 18, 2012
At a community town hall held at Centro Hispano Milwaukee/Council for the Spanish Speaking (Centro Hispano) today, Latino seniors expressed strong concern over looming cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled.
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Latinos de Mayor Edad se Preocupan por los Recortes Inminentes al Seguro Social y Medicare

Latinos de Mayor Edad se Preocupan por los Recortes Inminentes al Seguro Social y Medicare

October 18, 2012
En una reunión municipal de la comunidad que se llevó a cabo hoy en el Centro Hispano Milwaukee/Council for the Spanish Speaking (Centro Hispano), personas hispanas de mayor edad expresaron una gran preocupación por los amenazantes recortes a la red de seguridad financiera de las personas mayores y los discapacitados del país.
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Advocates Demand Presidential Candidates Share Detailed Plans to Address Housing Crisis

Advocates Demand Presidential Candidates Share Detailed Plans to Address Housing Crisis

October 16, 2012
Frustrated by the lack of consideration both presidential candidates have given to resolving the housing crisis, advocates from local community centers in Chicago and Boston visited both President Barack Obama’s and Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters earlier today to demand that each candidate outline their plans to help underwater homeowners.
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Get Properly Prepared for Election Day

Get Properly Prepared for Election Day

October 16, 2012
With voter suppression laws popping up all over the country, knowing what you can and can’t do on Election Day can be confusing—or even discouraging.
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Foro Para Tratar Las Propuestas Presidenciales que Podrian Cambiar el Seguro Social y Medicare

Foro Para Tratar Las Propuestas Presidenciales que Podrian Cambiar el Seguro Social y Medicare

October 15, 2012
A medida que crecen las preocupaciones sobre posibles recortes en la red de seguridad financiera para las personas mayores y los discapacitados estadounidenses, los votantes consideran las propuestas de los candidatos presidenciales.
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Forum to Address How Presidential Candidates’ Proposals Could Change Social Security and Medicare

Forum to Address How Presidential Candidates’ Proposals Could Change Social Security and Medicare

October 15, 2012
As concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled, and voters consider the presidential candidates’ policy proposals, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), AARP and Centro Hispano Milwaukee/Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. will host a community town hall on Thursday, October 18, to address Social Security and Medicare and their importance to Latino families and the state of Wisconsin.
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NCLR Celebrates Establishment of César E. Chávez National Monument

NCLR Celebrates Establishment of César E. Chávez National Monument

October 08, 2012
NCLR joined President Barack Obama, local elected leadership, and members of the Latino community today in Keene, Calif. to celebrate the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument, a project years in the making
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NCLR Applauds Court Ruling to Ensure the Right to Vote for All Pennsylvania Voters

NCLR Applauds Court Ruling to Ensure the Right to Vote for All Pennsylvania Voters

October 02, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauded the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s decision that prevents the state’s strict voter identification law from going into effect for the November elections. The six-month old law has faced heavy criticism from groups such as NCLR because it threatens to disenfranchise more than 750,000 voters, many of whom are Black and Hispanic.
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