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Official updates from NCLR



New National Survey: Nearly 90 Percent of Latino Voters Support Clean Energy

New National Survey: Nearly 90 Percent of Latino Voters Support Clean Energy

August 01, 2012
The Sierra Club and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced a new national survey today,
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NCLR Backs Geithner in Call to Reconsider Principal Reduction for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

NCLR Backs Geithner in Call to Reconsider Principal Reduction for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

July 31, 2012
Earlier today, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Edward DeMarco announced that he will not allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to use targeted principal reductions in their loan modification programs for borrowers at risk of foreclosure. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is deeply disappointed in this decision and firmly stands with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as he asks the FHFA to reconsider the use of principal reduction, which has clear benefits for struggling homeowners, the housing market, and taxpayers.
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NCLR y organizaciones cívicas convocan foro sobre la importancia del voto

NCLR y organizaciones cívicas convocan foro sobre la importancia del voto

July 31, 2012
Con la aproximación de la primaria de la Florida programada para el 14 de agosto y a pocos meses antes de la elección general de noviembre, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés), el ACLU, Progress Florida, South Florida Jobs with Justice, Catalyst Miami, Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), y otras organizaciones hermanas patrocinarán un foro público para subrayar cambios importantes que impactarán como los floridanos votan este año.
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Best Buy Children’s Foundation and NCLR Make College a Reality for Winners of National Essay Contest

Best Buy Children’s Foundation and NCLR Make College a Reality for Winners of National Essay Contest

July 31, 2012
The Best Buy Children’s Foundation and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced the recipients of the sixth NCLR–Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program.
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Best Buy Children’s Foundation y el NCLR Distribuyen Becas a Estudiantes Latinos

Best Buy Children’s Foundation y el NCLR Distribuyen Becas a Estudiantes Latinos

July 31, 2012
El Best Buy Children’s Foundation y el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron los ganadores de su sexto concurso de NCLR–Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program (Programa NCLR-Best Buy de Becas para Líderes Emergentes).
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NCLR and Civic Partner Organizations to Hold Voter Education Town Hall

NCLR and Civic Partner Organizations to Hold Voter Education Town Hall

July 30, 2012
With Florida’s August 14 primary nearing and just months from the November general election, NCLR, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Progress Florida, South Florida Jobs with Justice, Catalyst Miami, Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), and other local partner groups will host a public town hall discussion to highlight important, yet not widely known, changes that will affect how Floridians vote this year.
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NCLR Mourns Passing of Iconic Latina Actress Lupe Ontiveros

NCLR Mourns Passing of Iconic Latina Actress Lupe Ontiveros

July 27, 2012
NCLR was saddened to learn of the passing earlier today of Lupe Ontiveros, an award-winning actress with more than 150 films and TV shows to her credit and also a longtime community activist. Ontiveros passed away at the age of 69 after a brief battle with liver cancer.
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El libro de  datos KIDS Count 2012 demuestra pocos aspectos positivos para la niñez en puerto rico

El libro de datos KIDS Count 2012 demuestra pocos aspectos positivos para la niñez en puerto rico

July 25, 2012
Según los datos divulgados hoy por la Fundación Annie E. Casey en el libro de datos 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book, la niñez y las familias continúan luchando a través de la nación como resultado de la recesión.
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2012 KIDS Count Data Book Shows Few Bright Spots for Puerto Rico’s Children

2012 KIDS Count Data Book Shows Few Bright Spots for Puerto Rico’s Children

July 25, 2012
According to the 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, children and families nationwide continue to struggle in the wake of the recession.
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NCLR Applauds Governor Brown for Signing Historic Foreclosure Prevention Legislation

NCLR Applauds Governor Brown for Signing Historic Foreclosure Prevention Legislation

July 11, 2012
Today, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) commended California Governor Jerry Brown for signing the California Foreclosure Reduction Act (AB 278 / SB 900), a law that will finally put an end to the unfair “dual track” process that has caused many borrowers to lose their homes while being considered for a loan modification.
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Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans Named NCLR Affiliate of the Year

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans Named NCLR Affiliate of the Year

July 11, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) presented the 2012 Affiliate of the Year Award to the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA), an organization committed to making a difference in the lives of at-risk Latino youth and families.
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Influential Leaders in Hispanic Community Honored at 2012 NCLR Awards Gala

Influential Leaders in Hispanic Community Honored at 2012 NCLR Awards Gala

July 10, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) presented six awards this evening to honor individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary accomplishments, both in their fields and in service to the Hispanic community in the United States.
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Líderes Influyentes en la Comunidad Hispana Homenajeados en la Gala de Premios 2012

Líderes Influyentes en la Comunidad Hispana Homenajeados en la Gala de Premios 2012

July 10, 2012
Esta noche, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) presentó seis premios honrando a personas y organizaciones que han demostrado logros ejemplares, tanto en su campo como en el servicio a la comunidad hispana de los Estados Unidos.
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NCLR 2012 Annual Conference Day 3 Wrap-Up

NCLR 2012 Annual Conference Day 3 Wrap-Up

July 10, 2012
It was an electrifying day with accomplished speakers and lots of important information for Latinos everywhere.
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Se Anunciaron Los Nominados A Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR

Se Anunciaron Los Nominados A Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR

July 09, 2012
Se han anunciado los nominados a los premios ALMA® 2012 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) y ahora, los admiradores de los artistas pueden votar en línea por sus estrellas favoritas en ALMAAwards.com. También ahí, pueden inscribirse para intentar ganar una entrada a la grabación del programa especial, de una hora en horario estelar, como VIP de los premios ALMA y que se emitirá el viernes 21 de septiembre a las 8:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT) en la cadena NBC.
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Nominees Announced for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

Nominees Announced for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

July 09, 2012
The nominees for the 2012 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® have been announced, and fans can now vote for their favorite stars online at ALMAAwards.com. There, they can also enter for the chance to attend the show as an ALMA Awards VIP during the taping of the one-hour prime-time special to air Friday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.
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Jobs and Economy Top Issues for Latinos According to Conference Poll

Jobs and Economy Top Issues for Latinos According to Conference Poll

July 09, 2012
A survey of 804 respondents, attendees of the 2012 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference, the largest yearly gathering of Latino leaders in the nation, participated in the annual straw poll meant to measure policy and issue priorities in the Latino community. A 36 percent plurality of those surveyed identified jobs and the economy as the most important issues to the community; immigration was narrowly behind at 29 percent, and education continued to be a top priority for 21 percent of attendees.
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NCLR Conference 2012 Wrap-Up Day 2

NCLR Conference 2012 Wrap-Up Day 2

July 08, 2012
As you’d expect from our conference schedule, today’s events shed light into timely women issues; speakers predicted a world in which women would lead advances limited only by imagination and not resources.
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NCLR 2012 Conference in Las Vegas Day 1 Wrap-Up

NCLR 2012 Conference in Las Vegas Day 1 Wrap-Up

July 07, 2012
Read on for the conference's biggest events, surprises, trends and comments from our hosts and attendees. The opening ceremonies were spectacular with lots of special appearances, cool giveaways, and meaningful awards.
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2012 Latinas Brunch to Focus on Inspirational Women and Their Path to Success

2012 Latinas Brunch to Focus on Inspirational Women and Their Path to Success

July 07, 2012
Join NCLR (National Council of La Raza) for a special Latinas Brunch on Sunday, July 8, at the 2012 NCLR Annual Conference in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
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