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Supreme Court Must Strike Down SB 1070

Supreme Court Must Strike Down SB 1070

April 25, 2012
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will begin hearing oral arguments in the landmark case, Arizona v. United States, to decide whether Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant legislation, SB 1070, unlawfully encroaches on the federal government’s authority to enforce immigration policy.
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NCLR and Shell Oil Company Partner to Provide Job-Shadowing Experience to Promising Latino Students

NCLR and Shell Oil Company Partner to Provide Job-Shadowing Experience to Promising Latino Students

April 24, 2012
Participants of NCLR’s (National Council of La Raza) Escalera Program: Taking Steps to Success will once again participate in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)–focused job-shadowing experience on April 24–25 with employees of Houston-based Shell Oil Company.
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El Comité de Medios Y Arbitrios Aprueba El Injusto Proyecto De Ley

El Comité de Medios Y Arbitrios Aprueba El Injusto Proyecto De Ley

April 20, 2012
Hoy el Comité de Medios y Arbitrios de la Cámara de Representantes aprobó el proyecto de ley originalmente presentada por representante Sam Johnson, que despojaría a las familias de los trabajadores que pagan impuestos a reclamar el Crédito Tributario por Hijos si pagan sus impuestos con el ITIN (Número de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente)
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Civil Rights Leaders Challenging Anti-Immigrant Laws Commemorate Second Annviversary of SB 1070

Civil Rights Leaders Challenging Anti-Immigrant Laws Commemorate Second Annviversary of SB 1070

April 20, 2012
Affected individuals, civil rights advocates, and leading litigators will gather outside the Capitol to observe the second anniversary of SB 1070, Arizona’s racial profiling law.
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NCLR’s Mobilize to Vote Campaign to Register Tens of Thousands of South Florida Hispanics

NCLR’s Mobilize to Vote Campaign to Register Tens of Thousands of South Florida Hispanics

April 19, 2012
Today, NCLR launched its South Florida Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign, an effort aimed at registering Hispanics in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties for the upcoming 2012 elections.
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NCLR Anuncia La Convocatoria de Becas Para Estudiantes Latinos que Ortogarán El NCLR y Best Buy

NCLR Anuncia La Convocatoria de Becas Para Estudiantes Latinos que Ortogarán El NCLR y Best Buy

April 19, 2012
La Fundación Best Buy de Niños y el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) lanzan con orgullo la sexta convocatoria del Programa de Becas del NCLR y Best Buy de Líderes Latinos Emergentes.
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NCLR Announces 2012 NCLR–Best Buy Children’s Foundation Scholarships for Latino Students

NCLR Announces 2012 NCLR–Best Buy Children’s Foundation Scholarships for Latino Students

April 19, 2012
The Best Buy Children’s Foundation and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) are proud to launch the sixth NCLR–Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program.
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House Committee Passes Unfair Bill to Restrict ITIN Taxpayers from Using the Child Tax Credit

House Committee Passes Unfair Bill to Restrict ITIN Taxpayers from Using the Child Tax Credit

April 18, 2012
Today, the House Ways and Means Committee passed legislation originally introduced by Rep. Sam Johnson which would strip hardworking, taxpaying families of their right to claim the refundable Child Tax Credit if they pay taxes with an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). H.R. 1956 would harm more than four million Latino children in families who earn an average of $21,000 per year, costing each family approximately $1,800. As noted in the expert testimony, 92% of the children who would be affected by this legislation are U.S. citizens. This bill will not become law unless it passes both the House of Representatives and the Senate and is signed by the president.
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Día Del Impuesto Nos Recuerda Que Los Latinos Están Pagando Su Parte

Día Del Impuesto Nos Recuerda Que Los Latinos Están Pagando Su Parte

April 17, 2012
En medio de la batalla de cómo balancear adecuadamente el presupuesto nacional, millones de americanos pagarán hoy sus impuestos sobre los ingresos, una entrada necesaria para mantener el sistema de educación pública, el desarrollo del sector laboral, la infraestructura, el sistema de salud pública, y otros innumerables programas que son la base de la prosperidad y éxito de nuestro país. Los trabajadores latinos están contribuyendo su parte justa al sistema.
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Tax Day A Reminder That Latino Workers Are Paying Their Fare Share Of Taxes

Tax Day A Reminder That Latino Workers Are Paying Their Fare Share Of Taxes

April 17, 2012
In the midst of a battle over how to balance the country’s budget, millions of Americans today are once again paying their income taxes, which are an important part of the revenue our country needs to fund critical investments in education, workforce development, infrastructure, health care, and countless other areas that underpin our nation’s long-term competitiveness and prosperity.
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U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Lead Latino Community Forum in Philadelphia

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Lead Latino Community Forum in Philadelphia

April 16, 2012
Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States, and a panel of seasoned health professionals and advocates will answer questions from the community on key provisions of the health reform law at a breakfast gathering on Wednesday, April 18. Dr. Benjamin, America’s Doctor, will lead the forum, which is intended to help Philadelphia’s Latino community better understand how the law will help and protect their families.
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New Study Shows Clash Between Latinos and LGBT Community Exaggerated

New Study Shows Clash Between Latinos and LGBT Community Exaggerated

April 06, 2012
While mainstream America has made tremendous progress in accepting the LGBT community over the past few decades, Latinos are unfortunately still often depicted as more anti-gay and less likely than other segments of society to support gay issues such as same-sex marriage.
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Supreme Court Must Uphold Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court Must Uphold Affordable Care Act

March 29, 2012
This week, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined more than 100 organizations on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States to demonstrate support for the Affordable Care Act and highlight the meaningful changes that have occurred in the two years since the enactment of the law.
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NCLR on the Passing of John Payton, NAACP LDF President

NCLR on the Passing of John Payton, NAACP LDF President

March 23, 2012
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., today mourned the untimely passing of legal and civil rights icon John Payton. Mr. Payton, who was President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, passed away yesterday in Baltimore, Maryland.
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NCLR Lanza Campaña Movilizados al Voto

NCLR Lanza Campaña Movilizados al Voto

March 22, 2012
Hoy, el NCLR lanzó su campaña, Movilizados al Voto (M2V), uno de los proyectos más grandes del país cuyo propósito es incrementar la participación cívica de la comunidad latina y movilizar 180,000 latinos que son elegibles para votar en estas próximas elecciones de noviembre.
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NCLR Launches National Mobilize to Vote Campaign

NCLR Launches National Mobilize to Vote Campaign

March 22, 2012
Today, NCLR launched its Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign, one of the country’s largest Hispanic-focused civic engagement efforts working to register and mobilize 180,000 Latinos to vote on Election Day this coming November.
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NCLR Lanza “Movilizados al Voto”

NCLR Lanza “Movilizados al Voto”

March 14, 2012
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) anunciará el lanzamiento de su campaña nacional: Movilizados al Voto (M2V), uno de los esfuerzos más grandes de participación cívica latina en los Estados Unidos.
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NCLR to Launch “Mobilize to Vote”

NCLR to Launch “Mobilize to Vote”

March 13, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will announce the launch of its national Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign, one of the largest Hispanic-focused civic engagement efforts in the country.
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La NBC Transmitirá La Entrega de Los Premios ALMA 2012® Del NCLR

La NBC Transmitirá La Entrega de Los Premios ALMA 2012® Del NCLR

March 13, 2012
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) se complace en anunciar que la cadena televisiva NBC ha renovado su convenio para la transmisión de los Premios ALMA 2012 del NCLR, el viernes 21 de septiembre de 20:00 a 21:00, hora estándar del este (EDT).
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NBC to Broadcast 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® as Prime-time Special on Friday, September 21, 2012

NBC to Broadcast 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® as Prime-time Special on Friday, September 21, 2012

March 13, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that NBC has renewed its ALMA Awards partnership for a second year and will broadcast the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards on Friday, September 21 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT
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