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In Run-up to Election, Policy Experts Discuss Why Latinos Need Better Job Creation Policies

In Run-up to Election, Policy Experts Discuss Why Latinos Need Better Job Creation Policies

October 19, 2012
Heading into the 2012 presidential election, job creation is among the chief concerns for Latino voters. Latino unemployment remains markedly high, while those who find jobs are often relegated to the low-wage sector, leaving many wondering whether job creation policies are doing enough to help the rapidly growing Hispanic community find work.
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NCLR Registers Over 90,000 Voters And Launches Mobilization Campaign

NCLR Registers Over 90,000 Voters And Launches Mobilization Campaign

October 19, 2012
With most of the nation’s voter rolls closed for this election cycle, NCLR’s (National Council of La Raza) Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign is announcing the culmination of its voter registration efforts and the launch of an aggressive Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) campaign—a national, multi-platform effort to drive Latinos to the polls in November. Through its 2012 campaign, M2V registered over 90,000 new Latino voters in states across the nation, with its largest registration numbers coming from the important swing state of Florida, where NCLR registered over 54,000 new voters despite contending with tough state-imposed restrictions early on in the registration campaign.
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Latino Seniors Worried About Looming Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Latino Seniors Worried About Looming Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

October 18, 2012
At a community town hall held at Centro Hispano Milwaukee/Council for the Spanish Speaking (Centro Hispano) today, Latino seniors expressed strong concern over looming cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled.
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Latinos de Mayor Edad se Preocupan por los Recortes Inminentes al Seguro Social y Medicare

Latinos de Mayor Edad se Preocupan por los Recortes Inminentes al Seguro Social y Medicare

October 18, 2012
En una reunión municipal de la comunidad que se llevó a cabo hoy en el Centro Hispano Milwaukee/Council for the Spanish Speaking (Centro Hispano), personas hispanas de mayor edad expresaron una gran preocupación por los amenazantes recortes a la red de seguridad financiera de las personas mayores y los discapacitados del país.
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Advocates Demand Presidential Candidates Share Detailed Plans to Address Housing Crisis

Advocates Demand Presidential Candidates Share Detailed Plans to Address Housing Crisis

October 16, 2012
Frustrated by the lack of consideration both presidential candidates have given to resolving the housing crisis, advocates from local community centers in Chicago and Boston visited both President Barack Obama’s and Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters earlier today to demand that each candidate outline their plans to help underwater homeowners.
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Get Properly Prepared for Election Day

Get Properly Prepared for Election Day

October 16, 2012
With voter suppression laws popping up all over the country, knowing what you can and can’t do on Election Day can be confusing—or even discouraging.
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Foro Para Tratar Las Propuestas Presidenciales que Podrian Cambiar el Seguro Social y Medicare

Foro Para Tratar Las Propuestas Presidenciales que Podrian Cambiar el Seguro Social y Medicare

October 15, 2012
A medida que crecen las preocupaciones sobre posibles recortes en la red de seguridad financiera para las personas mayores y los discapacitados estadounidenses, los votantes consideran las propuestas de los candidatos presidenciales.
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Forum to Address How Presidential Candidates’ Proposals Could Change Social Security and Medicare

Forum to Address How Presidential Candidates’ Proposals Could Change Social Security and Medicare

October 15, 2012
As concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled, and voters consider the presidential candidates’ policy proposals, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), AARP and Centro Hispano Milwaukee/Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. will host a community town hall on Thursday, October 18, to address Social Security and Medicare and their importance to Latino families and the state of Wisconsin.
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NCLR Celebrates Establishment of César E. Chávez National Monument

NCLR Celebrates Establishment of César E. Chávez National Monument

October 08, 2012
NCLR joined President Barack Obama, local elected leadership, and members of the Latino community today in Keene, Calif. to celebrate the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument, a project years in the making
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NCLR Applauds Court Ruling to Ensure the Right to Vote for All Pennsylvania Voters

NCLR Applauds Court Ruling to Ensure the Right to Vote for All Pennsylvania Voters

October 02, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauded the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s decision that prevents the state’s strict voter identification law from going into effect for the November elections. The six-month old law has faced heavy criticism from groups such as NCLR because it threatens to disenfranchise more than 750,000 voters, many of whom are Black and Hispanic.
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NCLR Forum Highlights Strategies for Strengthening Latino Workforce

NCLR Forum Highlights Strategies for Strengthening Latino Workforce

October 02, 2012
Latinos make up the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce, accounting for more than 14.2 percent of workers this year with a projected increase to almost 19 percent by 2020. Now, more than ever, it is critically important that businesses and organizations across the country create programs, policies and partnerships that will open up opportunities for job seekers and ensure that Latino workers have the skills and training necessary to fill those positions.
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NCLR estudia como los programas innovadores de prestamos ayudan a los inmigrantes

NCLR estudia como los programas innovadores de prestamos ayudan a los inmigrantes

October 01, 2012
Hoy, el NCLR dio a conocer un informe que aborda las barreras financieras para adquirir la ciudadanía estadounidense y destaca los programas innovadores de préstamos que ayudan a los inmigrantes elegibles a pagar el alto costo de la solicitud de ciudadanía, establecer un historial de crédito y tener una relación con las principales instituciones financieras.
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NCLR Examines How Innovative Loan Programs Help Immigrants Become Citizens

NCLR Examines How Innovative Loan Programs Help Immigrants Become Citizens

October 01, 2012
NCLR released a report today that addresses financial barriers to U.S. citizenship and highlights innovative loan programs that help eligible immigrants pay costly citizenship application fees, establish credit histories, and develop relationships with mainstream financial institutions.
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NCLR Convenes Local Leaders to Discuss Effects of Job Policies on Florida Voters

NCLR Convenes Local Leaders to Discuss Effects of Job Policies on Florida Voters

September 25, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) held a roundtable discussion centered on the findings of a forthcoming report, “Now Hiring? Latinos and the Job Creation Policies of the South Atlantic.” Prominent Florida community, business and elected leaders discussed how state policymakers and business leaders can ensure job creation policies tap the full potential of Hispanics, a group expected to comprise 18 percent of the U.S. labor force by 2018. Participants talked about how to increase the competitiveness of Latino workers and to integrate support for Latino-owned businesses into statewide job creation efforts, among other issues.
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NCLR Commends Obama Administration’s Hispanic Farmer Relief Package

NCLR Commends Obama Administration’s Hispanic Farmer Relief Package

September 25, 2012
NCLR today praised the Obama administration for offering a relief package to a group of Hispanic farmers who, in years past, experienced discrimination in programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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NCLR “Mobilize to Vote” Campaign Kicks into High Gear on National Voter Registration Day

NCLR “Mobilize to Vote” Campaign Kicks into High Gear on National Voter Registration Day

September 25, 2012
Today, in celebration of National Voter Registration Day, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will kick its Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign into high gear with a flurry of field and online activity aimed at encouraging Hispanics to register to vote as state deadlines approach.
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Campaña del NCLR ‘Movilizados al Voto’ Marca Día Nacional del Registro del Votante

Campaña del NCLR ‘Movilizados al Voto’ Marca Día Nacional del Registro del Votante

September 25, 2012
Hoy, en celebración del Día Nacional del Registro del Votante, la campaña Movilizados al Voto (M2V) del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza, por sus siglas en inglés), participará en una serie de actividades en ciudades a través del país y en el internet con propósito de instar a los Hispanos que se inscriban a votar antes de las fechas límites en sus estados.
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Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR Se Emitirá En La Cadena NBC El Viernes

Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR Se Emitirá En La Cadena NBC El Viernes

September 20, 2012
Martina McBride, artista ganadora del Premio Grammy, se presentará junto a Luis Fonsi, ganador del Premio Latin Grammy, durante los Premios ALMA® 2012 del NCLR. Este espectáculo especial se emitirá en la cadena NBC el viernes 21 de septiembre de 8:00 PM a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT). Durante este espectáculo tanto el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, como el candidato republicano, Mitt Romney, emitirán mensajes especiales. Además, los famosos Aubrey Plaza, del programa “Parks and Recreation” que se emite por la cadena NBC, y Taboo, de la banda The Black Eyed Peas, participarán junto a muchísimas otras estrellas durante un especial que promete estar lleno de energía.
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Martina McBride Performs with Luis Fonsi for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

Martina McBride Performs with Luis Fonsi for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

September 19, 2012
Grammy-winning recording artist Martina McBride performs with Latin Grammy winner Luis Fonsi at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®, airing Friday, September 21 (8–9 p.m. EDT) on NBC. The show will also feature special messages from President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Aubrey Plaza (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas join the all-star lineup of presenters for the high-energy special.
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Janet Murguía and Secretary Duncan Discuss State of Latino Education at Town Hall

Janet Murguía and Secretary Duncan Discuss State of Latino Education at Town Hall

September 19, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hosted a town hall meeting about Latinos and education at the Metropolitan City College in Kansas City, Mo. The town hall is the latest stop on the “Education Drives America” bus tour, a U.S. Department of Education initiative which highlights important educational issues including school reform, student retention, and early childhood education. Today’s discussion focused on Latino students, who represent 23 percent of the nation’s schoolchildren.
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