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NCLR to Convene Summit on Youth Leadership and Advocacy

NCLR to Convene Summit on Youth Leadership and Advocacy

July 11, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will bring together 300 young Latino leaders from across the county at the 2014 Líderes Summit, held July 19–22 in conjunction with the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Participants include high school and college students as well as young professionals, ages 14–26, who want to strengthen their leadership potential and learn how to become effective advocates in their communities.
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Latino Health a Key Topic at 2014 NCLR Annual Conference

Latino Health a Key Topic at 2014 NCLR Annual Conference

July 10, 2014
Medical caregivers, health educators, nutritionists, government officials and others dedicated to providing Latinos with information and resources to live healthy lives will be among the community leaders and activists who gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference. Health-related workshops will focus on activities and best practices to reach the Hispanic community with bicultural, bilingual information to help them access medical care, eat well and exercise to maintain a healthy weight, get life-saving preventative screenings, and manage chronic diseases effectively.
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Nickelodeon’s Dora & Friends Join NCLR at 2014 National Latino Family Expo® Ribbon-Cutting Ceremo

Nickelodeon’s Dora & Friends Join NCLR at 2014 National Latino Family Expo® Ribbon-Cutting Ceremo

July 10, 2014
anet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), will join community leaders and popular children’s characters to open the 2014 National Latino Family Expo® at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 19, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Dora and her friends will serve as the official ambassadors for the Expo, one of the largest events in the country focused on resources and activities for the Latino family, with more than 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services.
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NCLR to Host Town Hall on Boosting Latino Student Success in New York

NCLR to Host Town Hall on Boosting Latino Student Success in New York

July 09, 2014
This Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., NCLR, the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. and the New York Urban League will host the second in a three-part series of town halls and educational forums focused on improving the state of education within the Latino community.
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NCLR to Release Report on Chronic Disease Among Latinos

NCLR to Release Report on Chronic Disease Among Latinos

July 09, 2014
On Tuesday, July 15, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host a telephonic press conference to release a report that examines the challenges in preventing and managing chronic diseases in the Latino community.
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El NCLR Publica Informe Sobre las Enfermedades Crónicas entre los Latinos

El NCLR Publica Informe Sobre las Enfermedades Crónicas entre los Latinos

July 09, 2014
El martes, 15 de julio, a la 1:00 PM tiempo del este (EDT), el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) llevará a cabo una conferencia telefónica de prensa para dar a conocer un informe que examina los retos que la comunidad latina enfrenta en la prevención y el tratamiento de las enfermedades crónicas.
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Technology and Innovation Take Center Stage at 2014 NCLR Annual Conference

Technology and Innovation Take Center Stage at 2014 NCLR Annual Conference

July 08, 2014
California is an international hub of innovation, with Silicon Valley serving as the epicenter of the technology sector. It is also home to the largest Hispanic population in the United States. With an unprecedented opportunity to connect both audiences, the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo® will challenge attendees to “Think. Create. Aspire.” as Conference explores how technology can drive social change in the lives of America’s Latinos.
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As the Civil Rights Act Turns 50, We Celebrate Its Accomplishments & Recognize the Work Still Ahead

As the Civil Rights Act Turns 50, We Celebrate Its Accomplishments & Recognize the Work Still Ahead

July 03, 2014
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, a monumental achievement that set our nation on a new path toward greater equality, fairness and justice for all.
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While GOP House Leaders Abandon Ship, Latino and AAPI Communities Keep Score

While GOP House Leaders Abandon Ship, Latino and AAPI Communities Keep Score

July 01, 2014
With House Republican leadership throwing away the best chance in recent decades to reform the immigration system, national Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander groups are renewing their combined pledge to inform their communities of Congress’ failure to do its job. Final scores of all 435 House members regarding votes and inaction on immigration reform are being tabulated and will be released in late July for nationwide distribution.
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GOP’s Refusal to Advance Immigration Reform Leaves No Other Alternative—President Must Act

GOP’s Refusal to Advance Immigration Reform Leaves No Other Alternative—President Must Act

June 30, 2014
In the wake of Speaker John Boehner’s remarks that he will not permit the House of Representatives to vote on immigration reform this year, President Obama announced earlier today that he will use his executive authority to fix our broken immigration system and provide some relief to the millions of aspiring Americans facing the constant threat of deportation.
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On Immigration, NCLR Warns House Leadership, “Be Part of the Solution, or Own the Problem”

On Immigration, NCLR Warns House Leadership, “Be Part of the Solution, or Own the Problem”

June 26, 2014
One year ago, the U.S. Senate passed the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744),” a historic piece of bipartisan legislation designed to overhaul our nation’s outdated immigration system. Responding to the will of the American people, who overwhelmingly support immigration reform, Republicans and Democrats came together to reach a compromise that included a much-needed path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
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NCLR Pide un Enfoque Integral para Solucionar la Situación de los Niños Refugiados en la Frontera

NCLR Pide un Enfoque Integral para Solucionar la Situación de los Niños Refugiados en la Frontera

June 26, 2014
Teniendo en cuenta una situación humanitaria de carácter internacional ante el creciente número de niños refugiados no acompañados que se encuentran bajo la custodia del gobierno de Estados Unidos, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) aprobó hoy el plan multipunto del senador Robert Menéndez (D.- N.J.) para abordar este problema y, al mismo tiempo, solicitó un mayor apoyo financiero de muchas organizaciones humanitarias, legales y las abocadas a la protección infantil para que ayuden a estos niños.
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Expo Nacional de la Famila Latina® del NCLR Ofrece un Fin de Semana Divertido e Informativo

Expo Nacional de la Famila Latina® del NCLR Ofrece un Fin de Semana Divertido e Informativo

June 26, 2014
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) celebrará la influencia de la creciente comunidad latina en la Expo Nacional de la Familia Latina® 2014 del 19 al 21 de julio en Los Angeles.
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NCLR’S National Latino Family Expo® Offers a Fun and Informative Weekend

NCLR’S National Latino Family Expo® Offers a Fun and Informative Weekend

June 26, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will celebrate the influence of the growing Latino community at the 2014 National Latino Family Expo® on July 19–21 in Los Angeles.
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Six Latino Organizations Join NCLR National Affiliate Network

Six Latino Organizations Join NCLR National Affiliate Network

June 26, 2014
Six new community-based organizations recently joined the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate Network, whose members work with the Latino community throughout the nation.
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Seis Organizaciones Latinas se Unen a la Red de Afiliados del NCLR

Seis Organizaciones Latinas se Unen a la Red de Afiliados del NCLR

June 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Seis organizaciones comunitarias se han unido a la red de afiliados del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), cuyos miembros trabajan con la comunidad latina en todo el país.
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NCLR Calls for Comprehensive Approach to Humanitarian Plight of Refugee Children on the U.S. Border

NCLR Calls for Comprehensive Approach to Humanitarian Plight of Refugee Children on the U.S. Border

June 25, 2014
Deeming the growing numbers of unaccompanied child refugees in U.S. government custody an international humanitarian situation, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today endorsed Senator Robert Menendez’s (D.-N.J.) multipoint plan to address the issue and also called for greater financial support of the many humanitarian, legal and children’s organizations that have been leading efforts to assist these children.
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NCLR Applauds Introduction of Immigrant Integration Bill

NCLR Applauds Introduction of Immigrant Integration Bill

June 24, 2014
Earlier today, Reps. Tony Cardenas (D–Calif.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) introduced the “New American Success Act,” a bill to more effectively assist immigrants as they navigate the naturalization process.
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Global Conference Examines Outcomes on the Strength of Peer Support Programs

Global Conference Examines Outcomes on the Strength of Peer Support Programs

June 23, 2014
Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF), and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) gathered researchers and program leaders last week at a conference in San Francisco for an in-depth discussion, “Peer Support: Evidence and Directions Forward.”
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NCLR patrocinará foro informativo sobre los estándares de Arizona

NCLR patrocinará foro informativo sobre los estándares de Arizona

June 23, 2014
El jueves, 26 de junio, de 3:30 a 5:30 p.m., NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés), en colaboración con la Cámara de Comercio de Tucson, patrocinará una sesión informativa para discutir el impacto de nuevos estándares educacionales en los jóvenes de Arizona, en particular los alumnos hispanos.
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