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NCLR Deeply Dismayed by Decision to Allow Racial Profiling Provision in SB 1070 to Take Effect

NCLR Deeply Dismayed by Decision to Allow Racial Profiling Provision in SB 1070 to Take Effect

September 06, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is extremely disappointed by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton’s decision yesterday to allow the ‘show me your papers’ provision of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law to go forward. This law requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop whom they suspect to be undocumented immigrants. Although Bolton declined to block the provision, she underscored the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the law may be challenged after it goes into effect.
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NCLR Applauds Federal Court Decision to Strike Down Texas Voter ID Law

NCLR Applauds Federal Court Decision to Strike Down Texas Voter ID Law

September 04, 2012
NCLR applauded the decision of a federal three-judge panel to strike down the Texas voter ID law which threatened to disenfranchise millions of minorities just months from the upcoming presidential election.
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NCLR, Families USA Town Hall Highlights Health Care Benefits and Dispels Myths for Latinos

NCLR, Families USA Town Hall Highlights Health Care Benefits and Dispels Myths for Latinos

August 31, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Families USA were joined today by Leon Rodriguez, Director of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a panel of health policy experts to answer questions from the community on key provisions of the health reform law.
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NCLR Applauds Florida Judge’s Ruling to Remove Voter Registration Restrictions

NCLR Applauds Florida Judge’s Ruling to Remove Voter Registration Restrictions

August 30, 2012
NCLR applauds the U.S. District court’s ruling to permanently remove the harsh restrictions on third-party voter registration groups, which have made it difficult for organizations such as NCLR to register potential voters in the state of Florida.
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Los latinos se preocupan de que el presupuesto de Ryan

Los latinos se preocupan de que el presupuesto de Ryan

August 30, 2012
Con las convenciones presidenciales, las próximas elecciones que se avecinan, y la selección del representante Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) como candidato republicano a la vicepresidencia, el presupuesto de Ryan continua llamando la atención y se ha convertido en tema de discusiones.
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Latinos Worry Ryan Budget Will Hurt Low-Income Families While Giving Tax Cuts to Wealthier Americans

Latinos Worry Ryan Budget Will Hurt Low-Income Families While Giving Tax Cuts to Wealthier Americans

August 28, 2012
With the presidential conventions and the upcoming elections looming, and the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, the Ryan budget will continue to receive attention and be the subject of debate.
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Las estrellas favoritas de Hollywood Eva Longoria y George López se reunirán por tercera vez

Las estrellas favoritas de Hollywood Eva Longoria y George López se reunirán por tercera vez

August 27, 2012
Los artistas famosos Eva Longoria y George López volverán a ser los copresentadores de los Premios ALMA 2012 del NCLR, un comienzo estelar del Mes de la Herencia Hispana que se emitirá en la cadena NBC el viernes 21 de septiembre de 8:00 PM a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT). Christina Aguilera, ganadora de cinco Premios Grammy y asesora de The Voice, popular serie de la NBC nominada a los Premios Emmy, recibirá el Premio al Mérito por su increíble carrera artística y extraordinaria labor filantrópica. America Ferrera, Michael Peña, Nicole Richie y Wilmer Valderrama estarán entre los muchos presentadores que celebrarán los logros de algunos de los latinos más prolíficos de la industria del entretenimiento, la música, la televisión y el cine.
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Hollywood Favorites Eva Longoria and George Lopez Reunite for Third Time as Co-Hosts

Hollywood Favorites Eva Longoria and George Lopez Reunite for Third Time as Co-Hosts

August 27, 2012
Popular performers Eva Longoria and George Lopez will return as co-hosts of the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards, a star-studded kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month that will air Friday, September 21 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.
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NCLR Telephonic Briefing to Explore Impact of the Ryan Budget on Latino Families

NCLR Telephonic Briefing to Explore Impact of the Ryan Budget on Latino Families

August 23, 2012
As we gear up for the presidential conventions and the upcoming election, talk about the Ryan budget will only increase as both political parties discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the proposed plan.
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NCLR Highlights Urgent Need for Investment in Quality Early Childhood Education

NCLR Highlights Urgent Need for Investment in Quality Early Childhood Education

August 23, 2012
Today, NCLR held a telephonic press briefing to release new research by the organization highlighting best practices in early childhood education programs that are promoting positive academic and social outcomes for young Latino children.
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New Report Finds Students of Color Are Being Shortchanged: Schools Spend $334 More on White Students

New Report Finds Students of Color Are Being Shortchanged: Schools Spend $334 More on White Students

August 22, 2012
On a press call today with Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the Center for American Progress unveiled a new report that explores the racial inequities in state and local funding that persist in our nation's schools.
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NCLR y el Latino Economic Development Center lanzan el programa “manejo de efectivo”

NCLR y el Latino Economic Development Center lanzan el programa “manejo de efectivo”

August 22, 2012
Para administrar exitosamente sus finanzas, las familias deben tener no sólo acceso a servicios bancarios, sino también la información y educación para poder comprenderlos bien.
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NCLR and the Latino Economic Development Center Launch the ‘Effective Money Management’ Program

NCLR and the Latino Economic Development Center Launch the ‘Effective Money Management’ Program

August 22, 2012
In order to manage their finances successfully, families need not only access to banking services but the information and education to understand them.
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Alabama’s Heinous School Provision Struck Down by Federal Court

Alabama’s Heinous School Provision Struck Down by Federal Court

August 21, 2012
Yesterday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta struck down major portions of the anti-immigrant laws passed in Alabama and Georgia, including a provision requiring Alabama public school officials to determine the immigration status of enrolling students. In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070, a federal court once again rejected these states’ attempts to take federal law into their own hands.
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NCLR y East L.A. Community Corporation lanzan el programa “manejo de efectivo”

NCLR y East L.A. Community Corporation lanzan el programa “manejo de efectivo”

August 21, 2012
Para administrar exitosamente sus finanzas, las familias deben tener no sólo acceso a servicios bancarios, sino también la información y educación para poder comprenderlos bien.
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NCLR and East LA Community Corporation Launch ‘Effective Money Management’ Program

NCLR and East LA Community Corporation Launch ‘Effective Money Management’ Program

August 20, 2012
In order to manage their finances successfully, families need not only access to banking services but the information and education to understand them. Latinos are one of the most un- and underbanked communities in the nation, often experiencing barriers to the range of financial services—from something as basic as opening a checking account to understanding how to apply for a home mortgage. To help bridge this gap, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) are joining together to launch the Effective Money Management program to provide one-on-one financial coaching and information about banking products to qualified low- and moderate-income individuals in the East Los Angeles region.
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NCLR Outraged by Gov. Brewer’s Response to Deferred Action

NCLR Outraged by Gov. Brewer’s Response to Deferred Action

August 16, 2012
Yesterday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order to deny young undocumented immigrants the opportunity to apply for driver’s licenses.
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NCLR Decries Decision to Allow Pennsylvania Voter ID Law to Take Effect

NCLR Decries Decision to Allow Pennsylvania Voter ID Law to Take Effect

August 16, 2012
In response to yesterday’s ruling, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) denounced the decision by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson to allow Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law to take effect despite growing concerns that the law will unfairly disenfranchise minority voters. Opponents of this legislation were seeking a preliminary injunction to block the law from taking effect before Election Day.
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NCLR Telephonic Briefing to Discuss Importance of Investment in Early Childhood Education

NCLR Telephonic Briefing to Discuss Importance of Investment in Early Childhood Education

August 15, 2012
As the nation’s children head back to school and as we edge closer to the 2012 November elections, NCLR will host a timely telephonic briefing for media to discuss new research that highlights the impact of high-quality early learning for Latino children and what elected officials can do to help improve students’ chances for future success.
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NCLR Encourages DREAMers to Begin Appyling for “Deferred Action” Program Today

NCLR Encourages DREAMers to Begin Appyling for “Deferred Action” Program Today

August 15, 2012
Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting requests for deferred action from undocumented youth who meet certain criteria.
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