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NCLR Le Da La Bienvenida a Nuevos Grupos a su Red de Organizaciones Afiliadas

NCLR Le Da La Bienvenida a Nuevos Grupos a su Red de Organizaciones Afiliadas

February 28, 2014
Hoy, NCLR (El Consejo Nacional de La Raza, por sus siglas en inglés), se enorgullece en anunciar que cuatro organizaciones nuevas se han unido a su red de Afiliados justo cuando la organización se prepara para celebrar el Día Nacional de Abogar por los Latinos National Latino Advocacy Days, evento que reúne a cientos de representantes de las organizaciones miembros del NCLR en el Distrito de Columbia del 5 al 6 de marzo.
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Líderes del Congreso y Trabajadores Avícolas Indignados Por la Propuesta Peligrosa de USDA

Líderes del Congreso y Trabajadores Avícolas Indignados Por la Propuesta Peligrosa de USDA

February 27, 2014
El congresista Bennie Thompson y otros líderes del congreso se unieron a los trabajadores agrícolas el día de hoy para urgir a la Administración a parar al Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA) de permitir que las plantas procesadoras avícola incrementen la velocidad de las líneas de procesamiento – una decisión que lo más probable causara más lesiones a los trabajadores y amenaza la seguridad del consumidor.
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Congressional Leaders, Poultry Workers Outraged at Harmful USDA Proposal, Urge Administration to Act

Congressional Leaders, Poultry Workers Outraged at Harmful USDA Proposal, Urge Administration to Act

February 27, 2014
Congressman Bennie Thompson and other congressional leaders joined poultry workers today urging the Administration to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from allowing poultry plants to increase processing line speeds – a decision likely to lead to more worker injuries and threaten consumer safety.
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Senate Gang of Eight, Fast for Families to Be Honored at 2014 NCLR Capital Awards Gala

Senate Gang of Eight, Fast for Families to Be Honored at 2014 NCLR Capital Awards Gala

February 26, 2014
The 27th annual NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards gala, which recognizes both Democratic and Republican elected officials who promote legislation and public policies that benefit Hispanic Americans, will honor two groups that have been outspoken on issues that significantly impact the Latino community.
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NCLR, LAYC and La Clínica del Pueblo Help Latinos Navigate Health Insurance Enrollment Process

NCLR, LAYC and La Clínica del Pueblo Help Latinos Navigate Health Insurance Enrollment Process

February 20, 2014
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) in collaboration with its affiliates―the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and La Clínica del Pueblo― joined forces to host Latino community members at a forum aimed at promoting enrollment in the new health insurance plans available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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NCLR, LAYC and La Clínica del Pueblo to Host Affordable Care Act Outreach Event for Local Community

NCLR, LAYC and La Clínica del Pueblo to Host Affordable Care Act Outreach Event for Local Community

February 13, 2014
On Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and La Clínica del Pueblo will partner in hosting an event for Latino youth and their families to provide information and encourage Latinos to enroll in health insurance available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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NCLR, LAYC y La Clínica del Pueblo: Un Evento Acerca de la “Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible”

NCLR, LAYC y La Clínica del Pueblo: Un Evento Acerca de la “Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible”

February 13, 2014
El jueves 20 de febrero de 2014, de 2: 00 a las 4:00pm, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés), el Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) y La Clínica del Pueblo auspiciarán un evento para los jóvenes hispanos y sus familias con el objeto de proporcionar información y alentar a que los hispanos se inscriban en el seguro de salud disponible a través de la Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible (Affordable Care Act o ACA, por sus siglas en inglés).
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Lista de Principios de Inmigración un Paso Adelante pero Queda Mucho por Hacer

Lista de Principios de Inmigración un Paso Adelante pero Queda Mucho por Hacer

January 31, 2014
Hoy, los republicanos de la Cámara de Representantes expusieron una lista de principios de inmigración que proporciona un marco de cómo planean abordar la reforma del disfuncional sistema de inmigración del país. Aunque el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) está complacido porque los republicanos de la Cámara de Representantes han pasado de ‘si se debería’ abordar la reforma de inmigración a ‘cómo abordarla’, los legisladores deben dar el siguiente paso crítico y presentar una solución.
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NCLR to House Republicans: Step Forward but There’s Much Work Still to Do

NCLR to House Republicans: Step Forward but There’s Much Work Still to Do

January 31, 2014
Earlier today, House Republicans unveiled a set of immigration principles that provide a framework for how they plan to tackle reforming the nation’s broken immigration system. While NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is encouraged that House Republicans have moved from ‘whether’ to address immigration reform to ‘how,’ lawmakers must take the critical next step to put forward a legislative solution.
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NCLR Backs Proposals from Both President and Congress to Address Growing Retirement Crisis

NCLR Backs Proposals from Both President and Congress to Address Growing Retirement Crisis

January 30, 2014
This week, both Congress and the White House are proposing new ways to provide a more secure retirement for millions of Americans.
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NCLR Welcomes President Obama’s Focus on Opportunity in State of the Union

NCLR Welcomes President Obama’s Focus on Opportunity in State of the Union

January 29, 2014
In response to tonight’s State of the Union address, in which President Obama spoke about issues such as growing income inequality in our nation, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), has called on policymakers to recommit to creating jobs, rewarding work, and ensuring that our children are prepared to compete and excel in the 21st century economy.
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NCLR and Mi Famila Vota Education Fund to Launch Colorado Latino Voter Registration Campaign

NCLR and Mi Famila Vota Education Fund to Launch Colorado Latino Voter Registration Campaign

January 28, 2014
On Thursday, January 30, at 10:00 a.m. MST, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund will announce the Colorado launch of their combined voter registration efforts at a press conference on the west steps of the State Capitol.
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NCLR Mourns Passing of Legendary Dallas Attorney Adelfa Callejo

NCLR Mourns Passing of Legendary Dallas Attorney Adelfa Callejo

January 28, 2014
Today NCLR (National Council of La Raza) was saddened to learn of the passing of Adelfa Callejo this past Saturday at the age of 90 after a long battle with brain cancer.
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NCLR Representatives Available to Comment on State of the Union Address

NCLR Representatives Available to Comment on State of the Union Address

January 24, 2014
On Tuesday, January 28, at 9:00 p.m. EST, President Barack Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union Address to Congress.
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NCLR and Mi Familia Vota ED Fund Launch Large-Scale Non-Partisan Voter Registration Efforts

NCLR and Mi Familia Vota ED Fund Launch Large-Scale Non-Partisan Voter Registration Efforts

January 23, 2014
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and MFV Ed Fund (Mi Familia Vota Education Fund) launched the initial phase of their “Mobilize to Vote 2014” campaign, a joint effort to register over one-quarter of a million new Hispanic voters by the midterm elections.
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NCLR: Introduction of Voting Rights Act an Encouraging Step

NCLR: Introduction of Voting Rights Act an Encouraging Step

January 17, 2014
Yesterday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers took the first step toward restoring the integrity of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) with the introduction of H.R. 3899, the “Voting Rights Amendment Act.”
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NCLR Joins Community Groups for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

NCLR Joins Community Groups for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 16, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and local nonprofit partners will hold community activities across the nation on Friday, Jan. 17, and Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
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NCLR Hails Nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as Head of the Small Business Administration

NCLR Hails Nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as Head of the Small Business Administration

January 15, 2014
Earlier today, President Obama nominated Maria Contreras-Sweet, founder and board chair of Pro¬América Bank, a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles, to head the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
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NCLR Affiliate Helps Secure Critical Investments for Struggling Los Angeles Communities

NCLR Affiliate Helps Secure Critical Investments for Struggling Los Angeles Communities

January 13, 2014
As part of an initiative to increase economic activity and expand opportunities in impoverished areas throughout the country, President Obama awarded a federal Promise Zone designation to the city of Los Angeles and their lead partner, the Youth Policy Institute, an NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate.
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NCLR Decries Proposal that Would Throw Millions of Latino Children into Poverty

NCLR Decries Proposal that Would Throw Millions of Latino Children into Poverty

January 09, 2014
As Congress continues debate on a bill to extend unemployment benefits, yesterday several senators pushed an amendment that would cut off access to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for millions of children and their families.
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