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Congresista Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, NCLR y Grupos de la Florida Discutirán Impacto del “Sequester

Congresista Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, NCLR y Grupos de la Florida Discutirán Impacto del “Sequester

August 20, 2013
Mañana, a las 10:00 a.m., la Congresista Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) se unirá al NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés), Hispanic Unity, Amigos for Kids, Meals on Wheels, y South Florida Voices para discutir la presente y el futuro impacto en las familias del sur de la Florida de los recortes al presupuesto federal bajo el llamado ‘sequester’.
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NCLR and Its Network of Affiliate Groups Rally in California for Immigration Reform

NCLR and Its Network of Affiliate Groups Rally in California for Immigration Reform

August 16, 2013
The August congressional recess has been anything but a break for immigration activists around the country who are making a strong push to educate members of Congress about the critical importance of passing comprehensive immigration reform.
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NCLR Applauds Proposed FCC Order in Support of Fair and Reasonable Prison Phone Rates

NCLR Applauds Proposed FCC Order in Support of Fair and Reasonable Prison Phone Rates

August 16, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) expressed appreciation today for the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) proposed action to provide relief for millions of families by helping them maintain contact with family members in prison. The FCC voted 2–1 at a meeting last Friday on a plan to cap prison phone charges at fairer and more affordable rates.
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No Recess in August: NCLR, Affiliates and Community Partners Ramp Up Immigration Reform Efforts

No Recess in August: NCLR, Affiliates and Community Partners Ramp Up Immigration Reform Efforts

August 15, 2013
With Congress set to return to Washington in just a few short weeks, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and its network of nearly 300 community organizations have joined forces with partners across the nation to ramp up efforts during the August recess to build support for comprehensive immigration reform.
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NCLR & Latin American Coalition: N.C Voter I.D. Bill Latest Move to Disenfranchise Minority Voters

NCLR & Latin American Coalition: N.C Voter I.D. Bill Latest Move to Disenfranchise Minority Voters

August 14, 2013
Today, NCLR and a member of its Affiliate Network, Latin American Coalition, denounced the enactment of a new North Carolina voter reform law that would require potential voters to show photo identification at the polls and eliminates the ability to register to vote on Election Day—both actions that stand to make it more difficult for eligible citizens to vote.
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NCLR Praises the U.S. Attorney General’s Strong Efforts to Tackle Sentencing Reform

NCLR Praises the U.S. Attorney General’s Strong Efforts to Tackle Sentencing Reform

August 13, 2013
Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a sentencing reform proposal aimed at creating the supports to reduce recidivism and address practices that disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities.
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NCLR Welcomes Nomination of Dr. France Córdova as Director of National Science Foundation

NCLR Welcomes Nomination of Dr. France Córdova as Director of National Science Foundation

August 06, 2013
Last week, President Obama announced his intent to nominate former Purdue University President France Córdova to be Director of the National Science Foundation. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds the president for this outstanding selection. When she is confirmed, Dr. Cordova will become the first Latina and only the second woman to lead the Foundation.
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Sheriff Lupe Valdez Honored at NCLR LGBT and Allies Reception

Sheriff Lupe Valdez Honored at NCLR LGBT and Allies Reception

August 01, 2013
This year’s LGBT and Allies Reception during the 2013 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference honored Sheriff Lupe Valdez, the first female, first Hispanic and first lesbian Sheriff of Dallas County, Texas. Sheriff Valdez, who has worked in law enforcement for over 30 years at both the federal and state levels, took office in 2005 and has been reelected twice to continue on in the role.
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Fallout of Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act Hits Florida

Fallout of Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act Hits Florida

July 26, 2013
In a move anticipated by civil rights groups, who feared that the Supreme Court’s decision last month to strike down Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act would lead to increased voter suppression, the State of Florida has announced it will resume the voter purges that were halted by court order last fall just prior to the election.
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Abrumador Apoyo Para La Reforma Migratoria Entre Los Latinos De Ambos Partidos Politicos

Abrumador Apoyo Para La Reforma Migratoria Entre Los Latinos De Ambos Partidos Politicos

July 24, 2013
Mientras que el destino de la reforma migratoria ha quedado en manos de un Congreso controlado por los Republicanos, un nuevo sondeo tomado entre los 1,000 participantes en la Conferencia Anual 2013 del Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) demuestra casi unánime apoyo para la aprobación de esta legislación.
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Overwhelming Support for Immigration Reform Among Latinos, Regardless of Party Affiliation

Overwhelming Support for Immigration Reform Among Latinos, Regardless of Party Affiliation

July 24, 2013
As the fate of comprehensive immigration reform rests in the hands of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, a new straw poll of more than 1,000 attendees at the 2013 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference shows near-unanimous support for the passage of this legislation.
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NCLR Designa A Southwest Key Programs Como Afiliado Del Año

NCLR Designa A Southwest Key Programs Como Afiliado Del Año

July 24, 2013
El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) otorgó el Premio de Afiliado del Año 2013 a Southwest Key Programs, una organización sin fines de lucro con sede en Austin, Texas. A través de 55 programas que operan en seis estados, la organización ayuda a capacitar a los latinos para que construyan un mejor futuro.
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Southwest Key Programs Named NCLR Affiliate of the Year

Southwest Key Programs Named NCLR Affiliate of the Year

July 24, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) presented the 2013 Affiliate of the Year Award to Southwest Key Programs, a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, that helps Latinos build a brighter future through the 55 programs it operates in six states.
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Destacados Líderes Latinos Son Homenajeados En La Gala De Premios NCLR 2013

Destacados Líderes Latinos Son Homenajeados En La Gala De Premios NCLR 2013

July 24, 2013
Después de cuatro días de diálogo reflexivo entre los activistas latinos más influyentes del país, Janet Murguía, presidenta y directora general del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), reconoció a los ganadores de los premios nacionales de la institución en su Gala de Premios anual. La Gala fue el evento de clausura de la Conferencia Anual 2013 del NCLR que tomo lugar del 20 al 23 de Julio en el Centro de Convenciones Ernest N. Morial en New Orleans.
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Prominent Leaders Honored at 2013 NCLR Awards Gala

Prominent Leaders Honored at 2013 NCLR Awards Gala

July 24, 2013
Concluding four days of thought-provoking dialogue among the nation’s most influential Latino activists, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía recognized the winners of the institution’s national awards at its annual Awards Gala.
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Message to Congress: Immigration Reform is a Political, Moral and Economic Necessity

Message to Congress: Immigration Reform is a Political, Moral and Economic Necessity

July 22, 2013
A call for congressional action on immigration reform reverberated throughout the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Monday, July 22, as discussion turned to the road ahead for reform on the third day of the 2013 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference.
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NCLR and ERC Study Uncovers Housing Discrimination Against Latinos in Three Metropolitan Areas

NCLR and ERC Study Uncovers Housing Discrimination Against Latinos in Three Metropolitan Areas

July 22, 2013
On Monday, July 22, 2013, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the ERC (Equal Rights Center) unveiled a new report, “Puertas Cerradas: Housing Barriers for Hispanics,” on discriminatory housing practices at a workshop during the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference in New Orleans.
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Estudio del NCLR y ERC: Discriminación de Viviendas Contra Latinos en Tres Areas Metropolitanas

Estudio del NCLR y ERC: Discriminación de Viviendas Contra Latinos en Tres Areas Metropolitanas

July 22, 2013
El lunes 22 de julio de 2013, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Equal Rights Center (ERC, por sus siglas en inglés) revelaron un nuevo informe, "Puertas Cerradas: Barreras de Vivienda para los Hispanos", sobre las prácticas discriminatorias de vivienda en un taller durante la Conferencia Anual NCLR 2013 en New Orleans.
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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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