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NCLR Felicita a las Organizaciones Latinas Más Grandes

NCLR Felicita a las Organizaciones Latinas Más Grandes

June 01, 2012
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) aplaude el reconocimiento de la revista Hispanic Business en su lista anual de 25 organizaciones hispanas sin fines de lucro más grandes, entre ellas 11 pertenecen a la red de organizaciones afiliadas del NCLR.
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NCLR Urges California Lawmakers to Pass “Homeowner Bill of Rights”

NCLR Urges California Lawmakers to Pass “Homeowner Bill of Rights”

June 01, 2012
As Californians continue to struggle with record high foreclosures, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) urges the swift passage of the California “Homeowner Bill of Rights,” a set of proposed laws aimed at protecting California homeowners from unfair foreclosures.
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NCLR Denounces Senate Efforts to Deny Child Tax Credit for Latino Children

NCLR Denounces Senate Efforts to Deny Child Tax Credit for Latino Children

May 31, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), First Focus, and the National Community Tax Coalition held a telephonic press briefing to decry Senate efforts to eliminate the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for millions of Latino children. Under current law, taxpayers who use an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) are legally allowed to claim the refundable Child Tax Credit on their federal taxes if they work, earn low wages, and are raising children in their homes. On average, these families claiming the refundable CTC earn an annual household income of $21,000 and receive a CTC refund of $1,800. In 2010, ITIN tax filers paid over $9 billion in payroll taxes to support Social Security and Medicare, which was more than 2.5 times what they received from the Child Tax Credit.
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Nevada Attorney General Joins NCLR for Housing Town Hall to Kick Off Home for Good Tour

Nevada Attorney General Joins NCLR for Housing Town Hall to Kick Off Home for Good Tour

May 31, 2012
For millions of Americans, including communities of color, working families, and seniors, the housing crisis is far from over. To stave off unnecessary foreclosures that continue to plague many parts of the country, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and seven other leading civil rights and advocacy organizations—The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, National People’s Action, National Urban League, The Opportunity Agenda, and PICO National Network—have come together to launch the Home for Good campaign town hall tour in this crucial election year.
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Nuevos Ataques en Contra de los Niños Latinos de Bajos Ingresos

Nuevos Ataques en Contra de los Niños Latinos de Bajos Ingresos

May 29, 2012
NCLR tendrá una teleconferencia el jueves, 31 de mayo a las 1:00 p.m. EDT, para discutir nuevas propuestas en el Senado estadounidense para bloquear contribuyentes de ITIN (Numero de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente, por sus siglas en inglés) de reclamar el Crédito Tributario Por Hijos.
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New Attacks on Low-income Latino Children

New Attacks on Low-income Latino Children

May 29, 2012
NCLR will hold a telephonic press briefing on Thursday, May 31 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to discuss new proposals in the U.S. Senate to block ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) taxpayers from claiming the Child Tax Credit.
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Rep. Steve King’s Anti-Immigrant Remarks Appalling and Unwarranted

Rep. Steve King’s Anti-Immigrant Remarks Appalling and Unwarranted

May 23, 2012
Today, NCLR strongly condemned Rep. Steve King (R–Iowa) for his latest attack on Latinos and other immigrants, during which he equated immigrants with a litter of dogs.
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NCLR’s Mobilize to Vote Campaign Registers 20,000 Voters

NCLR’s Mobilize to Vote Campaign Registers 20,000 Voters

May 22, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced that it has registered 20,000 new Latino voters for the upcoming 2012 elections through its multistate campaign, Mobilize to Vote (M2V).
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U.S. Bicyclists Save $4.6 Billion Per Year By Riding Instead Of Driving

U.S. Bicyclists Save $4.6 Billion Per Year By Riding Instead Of Driving

May 18, 2012
New data released today by the League of American Bicyclists, Sierra Club, and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) highlights the tremendous economic benefits of bicycling and its importance as a transportation choice that should be safe and accessible for every U.S. resident.
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Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR, to Receive Hubert Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award

Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR, to Receive Hubert Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award

May 16, 2012
Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), will be honored tonight along with Rep. Barney Frank (D–Mass.) by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for their work to bring about social justice in our nation.
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Janet Murguía, presidenta y directora general del NCLR, recibe premio de derechos humanos y civiles

Janet Murguía, presidenta y directora general del NCLR, recibe premio de derechos humanos y civiles

May 16, 2012
Esta noche, la Conferencia de Liderazgo sobre Derechos Civiles y Humanos homenajeará a Janet Murguía, presidenta y directora general del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), y al representante Barney Frank (D- Mass.) por su labor para generar justicia social en nuestro país.
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NCLR Supports DOJ Lawsuit Against Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

NCLR Supports DOJ Lawsuit Against Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

May 10, 2012
Today, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a federal lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office over a number of alleged civil rights violations, including discriminatory practices targeting Latinos.
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Hundreds of Latinos Rally at California State Capitol for Passage of “Homeowner Bill of Rights”

Hundreds of Latinos Rally at California State Capitol for Passage of “Homeowner Bill of Rights”

May 10, 2012
Today, more than 400 Latino advocates from across California rallied on the lawn of the State Capitol, urging members of California’s State Legislature to pass a package of bills aimed at protecting homeowners facing foreclosure.
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President Obama Joins Majority of Latinos in Support of Marriage Equality

President Obama Joins Majority of Latinos in Support of Marriage Equality

May 09, 2012
“NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds President Obama for his historic remarks expressing support for marriage equality,” said Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR.
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Proposed Regulation in Poultry Industry Poses Hazards for Latino Workers

Proposed Regulation in Poultry Industry Poses Hazards for Latino Workers

May 08, 2012
A new proposed regulation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would speed up production lines in poultry processing plants, putting its heavily Latino workforce at greater risk of injury in an industry notorious for its hazardous working conditions.
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Latino Students Receive Scholarships From NCLR Escalera Program

Latino Students Receive Scholarships From NCLR Escalera Program

May 03, 2012
Today, the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Escalera Program is proud to announce the recipients of its alumni essay contest, sponsored by corporate partners Marriot International, Inc. and Shell.
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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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