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New CFPB Mortgage Rule Improves Protections for Minority Homebuyers

New CFPB Mortgage Rule Improves Protections for Minority Homebuyers

January 10, 2013
Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidelines for their Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulation, which requires lenders to ensure that borrowers are able to repay loans.
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NCLR Thankful Families Spared Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes

NCLR Thankful Families Spared Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes

January 02, 2013
Last night, Congress approved a plan to extend tax relief for middle-and working-class families and avert the consequences of the fiscal cliff. While the deal includes some compromises and leaves sequestration to be dealt with in the next congressional session, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) supports the overall plan, which meets many of our stated principles for a fair and prosperous economy.
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Rights of LGBT Latinos “On Trial” in the Nation’s Highest Court

Rights of LGBT Latinos “On Trial” in the Nation’s Highest Court

December 12, 2012
The recent announcement that the Supreme Court of the United States will take up two cases involving same-sex marriage is of great significance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Latinos. Millions of Latinos who identify as LGBT are not afforded the rights and opportunities available through the recognition of their marriages. Decisions in these cases—one related to a provision in the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples, and another involving California’s Proposition 8, a voter-approved measure that banned gay marriage—will be handed down in the coming months.
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Líderes Latinos Anuncian Campaña de Participación Cívica para Ganar una Reforma Migratoria Integ

Líderes Latinos Anuncian Campaña de Participación Cívica para Ganar una Reforma Migratoria Integ

December 12, 2012
Una nueva campaña para lograr la promulgación legislativa de una reforma migratoria integral en el 2013 fue anunciada el miércoles por líderes de organizaciones nacionales latinas de derechos civiles y sindicales. Los grupos emitieron un comunicado conjunto haciendo un llamado al Presidente Obama y al Congreso para actuar de inmediato sobre las reformas que ayudarán la economía, los trabajadores, y las familias. Las campañas masivas de participación cívica y para responsabilizar el Congreso se llevarán acabo durante el próximo año, con las calificaciones sobre el desempeño del Congreso de ser emitidas antes de las elecciones del 2014. La campaña sigue las elecciones del 2012 en lo cual un récord de 12.5 millones de latinos votaron.
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Latino Leaders Announce Civic Engagement Campaign to Win Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2013

Latino Leaders Announce Civic Engagement Campaign to Win Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2013

December 12, 2012
A new campaign to win congressional enactment of comprehensive immigration reform in 2013 was announced Wednesday by leaders of national Latino civil rights and labor organizations. The groups issued a joint statement calling on President Obama and Congress to act immediately on reforms that will help the economy, workers, and families.
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Líderes de la Comunidad Latina Anuncian Campaña de Participación Cívica

Líderes de la Comunidad Latina Anuncian Campaña de Participación Cívica

December 07, 2012
Este próximo miércoles, 12 de diciembre, líderes prominentes de la comunidad latina se reunirán para emitir su llamado al Congreso a que apruebe una reforma migratoria integral y anunciar su colaboración en una campaña nacional amplia que calificará el Presidente Obama y al Congreso en el manejo de la cuestión.
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Latino Advocacy Leaders Announce Civic Engagement Campaign

Latino Advocacy Leaders Announce Civic Engagement Campaign

December 07, 2012
This coming Wednesday, December 12, prominent Latino advocacy leaders will come together to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform in 2013 and to announce their collaboration on an expansive national campaign that will rate President Obama and Congress on their handling of the issue.
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NCLR Stresses a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction to Avoid Devastating Fiscal Cliff

NCLR Stresses a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction to Avoid Devastating Fiscal Cliff

December 05, 2012
In its first major post-election showdown, Congress is back on Capitol Hill to debate how to balance the federal budget and avoid the looming fiscal cliff. Today, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), was joined in a telephonic press briefing by Rep. Xavier Becerra, D–Calif., Jason Furman, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, and Julie Rodriguez, Associate Director of Latino Affairs and Immigration for the White House Office of Public Engagement, for a discussion on how to address the country’s budget challenges with a balanced approach that protects vital programs for Latinos, which could be potentially gutted by automatic cuts.
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NCLR: Necesitamos Una Estrategia Balanceada Para Evitar el Precipicio Fiscal

NCLR: Necesitamos Una Estrategia Balanceada Para Evitar el Precipicio Fiscal

December 05, 2012
En su primera confrontación después de las elecciones, el Congreso regresa al Capitolio a debatir como balancear el presupuesto federal y evitar el precipicio fiscal. Hoy, Janet Murguía, Presidenta y Gerente General del Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en inglés), se unió al Congresista Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Jason Furman, Asistente del Presidente para la Política Económica y Subdirector Principal del Consejo Nacional Económico, y Julie Rodriguez, Directora Asociada de Asuntos Hispanos y de Inmigración de la Casa Blanca, para discutir como mejor enfrentar los retos del presupuesto con un plan balanceado que proteja a los programas vitales para los Latinos, programas que serán impactados si los recortes automáticos se efectúan al comienzo del año.
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Precipio fiscal tiene altos riesgos para los latinos y el futuro del pais

Precipio fiscal tiene altos riesgos para los latinos y el futuro del pais

December 03, 2012
Con el indiscutible impacto de los latinos en las elecciones del 2012, toda atención ahora se gira hacia el capitolio donde el congreso esta al punto de decidir sobre un plan de acción para evitar el precipicio fiscal.
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Fiscal Cliff: High Stakes for Latinos and America’s Future

Fiscal Cliff: High Stakes for Latinos and America’s Future

December 03, 2012
With the indelible mark of Latinos on the 2012 election in the history books, all eyes now turn toward Capitol Hill, where Congress is set to decide on a plan of action to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
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El Voto Hispano Marca la Diferencia en la Elección Presidencial 2012

El Voto Hispano Marca la Diferencia en la Elección Presidencial 2012

November 07, 2012
El pronóstico del NCLR y otros grupos hispanos que el voto latino sería clave en las elecciones del 2012 se hizo realidad anoche. De acuerdo con un sondeo hecho en víspera de la elección por ImpreMedia/Latino Decisions, el nivel de apoyo para el Presidente Barack Obama entre los votantes latinos llego a niveles históricos.
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As predicted, Latino Voters Make the Difference in 2012 Presidential Election

As predicted, Latino Voters Make the Difference in 2012 Presidential Election

November 07, 2012
For more than a year, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and others have said that the Hispanic vote would be the one to watch in the 2012 election.
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NCLR Partners with Fox Audience Strategy for a Sweepstakes with The X Factor to Urge Latinos to Vote

NCLR Partners with Fox Audience Strategy for a Sweepstakes with The X Factor to Urge Latinos to Vote

November 01, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce a partnership with FOX Audience Strategy, which includes a joint promotion with the FOX broadcast musical talent show THE X FACTOR.
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NCLR urge inversión en los niños hispanos para asegurar su bienestar y un mejor futuro

NCLR urge inversión en los niños hispanos para asegurar su bienestar y un mejor futuro

October 25, 2012
Hoy el Consejo Nacional de La Raza realizó una sesión informativa donde se señaló que las escasas ganancias de los niños hispanos –que representan casi uno de cada cuatro niños estadounidenses y que gran parte de ellos son los futuros trabajadores, contribuyentes y votantes en este país– se deteriorarían si no se hace una mayor inversión en esfuerzos y recursos para prepararlos para éxito en una economía global.
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Latino Children Vital to Nation’s Future but Investment Needed to Boost Their Well-Being & Prospects

Latino Children Vital to Nation’s Future but Investment Needed to Boost Their Well-Being & Prospects

October 25, 2012
According to a briefing held today by NCLR, the slight gains made over the last decade by Latino children—who represent nearly one in four U.S. children and a large portion of this country’s future workers, taxpayers and voters—will erode without a greater investment of effort and resources to prepare them to succeed in a global economy.
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NCLR Report Finds States in South Atlantic Fail to Adequately Invest in Latino Workers and Business

NCLR Report Finds States in South Atlantic Fail to Adequately Invest in Latino Workers and Business

October 23, 2012
A new report released today by NCLR, “Now Hiring? Latinos and the Job Creation Policies in the South Atlantic,” analyzes how state policies aimed at creating jobs in Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida have failed to produce significant employment gains for the region’s Hispanic workforce.
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Investment in Latino Children Imperative to Our Nation, Says NCLR

Investment in Latino Children Imperative to Our Nation, Says NCLR

October 22, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will hold a telephonic press briefing on Thursday, October 25 to introduce a database that will help children’s advocates, policymakers, educators and reporters easily determine the well-being of Latino children at the national and state levels.
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Es Urgente Invertir en Los Niños Hispanos Para el Futuro de Nuestro País, dice el NCLR

Es Urgente Invertir en Los Niños Hispanos Para el Futuro de Nuestro País, dice el NCLR

October 22, 2012
El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) llevará a cabo una conferencia de prensa telefónica el jueves 25 de octubre para presentar una base de datos que ayudará a que los defensores de los niños, los políticos, los educadores y los periodistas determinen con facilidad el bienestar de los niños hispanos a nivel nacional y estatal.
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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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