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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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First Lady Michelle Obama to Give Tuesday Keynote Speech at 2013 NCLR Annual Conference

First Lady Michelle Obama to Give Tuesday Keynote Speech at 2013 NCLR Annual Conference

June 27, 2013
At a news conference earlier this week, NCLR announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, July 23 at the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference in New Orleans.
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NCLR: Supreme Court Decisions Are a Victory for Fairness, Justice and Equality

NCLR: Supreme Court Decisions Are a Victory for Fairness, Justice and Equality

June 26, 2013
In a 5–4 vote today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents married same-sex couples from receiving federal marriage benefits.
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NCLR: Decisiones De La Corte Suprema Representan Una Victoria Para La Justicia Y La Igualdad

NCLR: Decisiones De La Corte Suprema Representan Una Victoria Para La Justicia Y La Igualdad

June 26, 2013
En un voto de 5-4 hoy, la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos anulo la Sección 3 del Acta de Defensa al Matrimonio (DOMA por sus siglas en ingles); esta sección prevenía a las parejas del mismo sexo reciban beneficios federales.
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Decision De La Corte Suprema Sobre Los Derechos Del Votante Un Golpe Fuerte A Los Derechos Civiles

Decision De La Corte Suprema Sobre Los Derechos Del Votante Un Golpe Fuerte A Los Derechos Civiles

June 25, 2013
Mientras que la Corte Suprema no emitió una decisión sobre la Sección 5 del Acta de Derechos del Votante, hoy en un voto de 5 a 4, elimino la Sección 4(b), una provisión de la ley que da autorización conocido como ‘preclearance’. Esta provisión contiene la formula con la cual se identifica áreas geográficas que tiene historiales de discriminación en contra de votantes minoritarios. A pesar de que el Congreso abrumadoramente paso una extensión de 25 años al Acta de Derechos del Votante hace solo unos años, la Corte le devolvió la responsabilidad al Congreso para desarrollar una nueva fórmula para identificar los estados o municipalices que requieren este tipo de autorización.
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Decision on Voting Rights a Major Blow to One of the Most Important Acts of the Civil Rights Era

Decision on Voting Rights a Major Blow to One of the Most Important Acts of the Civil Rights Era

June 25, 2013
While the Supreme Court did not issue a ruling on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, today it struck down in a 5–4 decision Section 4(b), a provision of the law known as preclearance that provides a formula to identify areas that have prevalent histories of voting discrimination. Despite the fact that Congress overwhelmingly passed a 25-year extension of the Voting Rights Act just a few years ago, the Court placed the burden back on Congress to develop a new formula to determine which states or jurisdictions are subject to preclearance.
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NCLR Anuncia su Conferencia Anual 2013

NCLR Anuncia su Conferencia Anual 2013

June 25, 2013
Hoy, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció lo destacado de su próxima Conferencia Anual 2013 y Feria Nacional de la Familia Latina®, el principal evento para los latinos de todo el país que se llevará a cabo, por primera vez, en New Orleans del sábado 20 de julio al martes 23 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones Ernest N. Morial.
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NCLR Provides Highlights of its 2013 Annual Conference

NCLR Provides Highlights of its 2013 Annual Conference

June 25, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today announced highlights of its upcoming 2013 Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo®, the premier events for Latinos across the nation, which will take place, for the first time, in New Orleans.
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NCLR: Corte Suprema Subraya La Importancia De Acceso A La Universidad Para Todos

NCLR: Corte Suprema Subraya La Importancia De Acceso A La Universidad Para Todos

June 24, 2013
Esta mañana, en un voto de 7 a 1, la Corte Suprema de los estados unidos emitió una decisión en el caso de Fisher v. University of Texas, caso que reto la constitucionalidad de los programas de diversidad en el proceso de admisión universitaria. La Corte Suprema devolvió el caso a la Corte de Apelaciones del Quinto Circuito, citando la falta de la corte menor a utilizar estándares correctos para evaluar la póliza de admisión de la Universidad de Texas.
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Supreme Court Decision Underscores Importance of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

Supreme Court Decision Underscores Importance of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

June 24, 2013
This morning, in a 7-1 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that challenged the constitutionality of diversity programs in college admissions. The Supreme Court remanded the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, citing the lower court’s failure to use correct standards to accurately evaluate the University of Texas’s admission policy.
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Health Measures Improve for Puerto Rico’s Children; Family and Economic Factors Challenge Prospects

Health Measures Improve for Puerto Rico’s Children; Family and Economic Factors Challenge Prospects

June 24, 2013
The “2012 KIDS COUNT – Puerto Rico Data Book,” released today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), provides a mixed portrait of children and youth in Puerto Rico’s 78 municipios, noting the high percentage of children living in poverty yet demonstrating positive changes in key health indicators
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Indicadores de Salud Mejoran para la Niñez en Puerto Rico; Factores Económicos Amenazan su Futuro

Indicadores de Salud Mejoran para la Niñez en Puerto Rico; Factores Económicos Amenazan su Futuro

June 24, 2013
El informe NUESTROS NIÑOS CUENTAN – Puerto Rico Libro de Datos 2012, publicado hoy por el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés), muestra un panorama estadístico mixto de la niñez y juventud en Puerto Rico debido al alto porcentaje de niños que viven en pobreza y la tendencia positiva en indicadores de salud clave.
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Mixed Reviews on the Well-Being of Puerto Rico’s Children in the 2013 Kids Count Data Book

Mixed Reviews on the Well-Being of Puerto Rico’s Children in the 2013 Kids Count Data Book

June 24, 2013
Education and health trends are bright spots in the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which shows welcomed decreases in uninsured children and teen birthrates nationwide
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