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Naturalization Ceremony to be a Special Prelude to 2012 NCLR Annual Conference

Naturalization Ceremony to be a Special Prelude to 2012 NCLR Annual Conference

July 04, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is proud to join U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in a special naturalization ceremony celebrating 25 immigrants as they become citizens of the United States.
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2012 NCLR Annual Conference Events Address Latino Vote, Immigration, Education, Housing and More

2012 NCLR Annual Conference Events Address Latino Vote, Immigration, Education, Housing and More

July 03, 2012
The 2012 election, anti-immigrant laws, foreclosure prevention, higher education, and health care reform are just some of the topics that will be discussed in the more than 50 workshops and speaking events during the 2012 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference, set for July 7–10 in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center.
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NCLR Applauds California Lawmakers for Passing Legislation to Prohibit Dual Tracking

NCLR Applauds California Lawmakers for Passing Legislation to Prohibit Dual Tracking

July 02, 2012
Earlier today, the California legislature passed the California Foreclosure Reduction Act (AB 278 / SB 900), which will finally put an end to the unfair “dual track” process that has caused many borrowers to lose their homes.
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NCLR Applauds California Lawmakers for Passing Legislation to Eliminate Dual Tracking

NCLR Applauds California Lawmakers for Passing Legislation to Eliminate Dual Tracking

July 02, 2012
Earlier today, the California legislature passed the California Foreclosure Reduction Act (AB 278 / SB 900), which will finally put an end to the unfair “dual track” process that has caused many borrowers to lose their homes. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds the crucial work that its California Affiliates and a number of allies—including California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Sen. Ron Calderon (D–Montebello), East LA Community Corporation, TODEC Legal Center, Montebello Housing Development Corporation, Council for the Spanish Speaking in Stockton, Community HousingWorks of San Diego, and Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County—have done to secure the passage of this bill.
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NCLR, Sen. Ron Calderon Urge California Legislature to Put an End to Dual Tracking

NCLR, Sen. Ron Calderon Urge California Legislature to Put an End to Dual Tracking

June 29, 2012
On Wednesday, California’s joint legislative conference committee passed the “California Foreclosure Reduction Act (AB 278 / SB 900),” one of the central elements of the “California Homeowner Bill of Rights,” setting the stage for an all-important floor vote on this crucial piece of legislation on Monday. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) urges the state legislature, especially the Latino Caucus, and the Governor to pass this bill and ensure that strong protections are in place so that California’s homeowners do not lose their homes to unfair banking practices.
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Reducing Inequality Starts in the Home

Reducing Inequality Starts in the Home

June 29, 2012
National Homeownership Month is rapidly coming to a close. This past month, NCLR and its partners have visited communities throughout the country, holding town halls to hear from and speak with those Americans who have felt the impact of our ongoing foreclosure crisis.
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NCLR Applauds High Court’s Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

NCLR Applauds High Court’s Decision to Uphold Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012
NCLR praised the U.S. Supreme Court decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a 5 to 4 vote.
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NCLR aplaude el fallo de la corte suprema de justicia por defender la ley de la le salud

NCLR aplaude el fallo de la corte suprema de justicia por defender la ley de la le salud

June 28, 2012
Hoy el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) elogió la decisión de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de los EE.UU. por defender la Ley del Cuidado de Salud Asequible (Affordable Care Act o ACA, por sus siglas en inglés) en una votación 5 a 4.
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NCLR Experts Available to Speak on U.S. Supreme Court’s Pending Health Reform Decision

NCLR Experts Available to Speak on U.S. Supreme Court’s Pending Health Reform Decision

June 27, 2012
Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely issue its decision on whether to uphold or strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in whole or in part. Hanging in the balance are millions of Latinos who make up one of the most underinsured populations in the U.S. and are in great need of access to affordable health care.
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National Leaders Light Up Las Vegas with Arrival of NCLR Annual Conference

National Leaders Light Up Las Vegas with Arrival of NCLR Annual Conference

June 26, 2012
NCLR today released highlights of its upcoming 2012 Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo®, the country’s premier annual gatherings for Latinos, held for the first time in Las Vegas, Nevada and scheduled to run from Saturday, July 7 through Tuesday, July 10 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center.
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Twitter Reacts to the SB 1070 Ruling

Twitter Reacts to the SB 1070 Ruling

June 26, 2012
What happened online after the SB 1070 decision was announced.
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La decisión de la corte suprema sobra Arizona: asunto sin concluir

La decisión de la corte suprema sobra Arizona: asunto sin concluir

June 25, 2012
Hoy, la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos emitió una decisión ambivalente en el caso Arizona vs. Estados Unidos derogando la mayoría de las disposiciones relacionadas con la ley SB 1070 de Arizona, una ley antiinmigrante aprobada en el 2010.
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Supreme Court Decision on Arizona: Unfinished Business

Supreme Court Decision on Arizona: Unfinished Business

June 25, 2012
Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling in Arizona v. United States, striking down most of the provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070, an anti-immigrant law passed in 2010.
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What Will the Supreme Court Health Care Decision Mean to You?

What Will the Supreme Court Health Care Decision Mean to You?

June 22, 2012
It seems the whole country is on pins and needles awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, but you might be asking yourself, “What happens after the Justices finally render their decision? What’s next?”
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Federico Peña to Speak at NCLR Town Hall on Clean Energy

Federico Peña to Speak at NCLR Town Hall on Clean Energy

June 22, 2012
Every day, Colorado is working to reduce its use of limited energy sources such as coal and oil, while developing and using more renewable energy, like solar power.
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Home for Good Campaign in Miami for National Tour to Protect Affordable Housing and End Foreclosures

Home for Good Campaign in Miami for National Tour to Protect Affordable Housing and End Foreclosures

June 21, 2012
For millions of Americans, including communities of color, working families, and seniors, the housing crisis is far from over.
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Campaña Home for Good en Miami para Protejar la Vivienda Asequible

Campaña Home for Good en Miami para Protejar la Vivienda Asequible

June 21, 2012
Hoy, en un foro público en Miami, expertos y oficiales de vivienda compartieron con la comunidad local en un diálogo orientado a promover soluciones a la crisis de vivienda e instar a los candidatos presidenciales a que se comprometan con dirigirse a los problemas del mercado de vivienda que ha obstaculizado la revitalización comunitaria y ha causado a que muchas personas sean víctimas de la ejecución hipotecaria.
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Eight Organizations Join NCLR’s Affiliate Network

Eight Organizations Join NCLR’s Affiliate Network

June 20, 2012
Eight new Affiliate members have recently joined the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate Network of local organizations that work with the Latino community throughout the nation.
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Ocho Organizaciones se Unen a la Red de Afiliados del NCLR

Ocho Organizaciones se Unen a la Red de Afiliados del NCLR

June 20, 2012
Ocho nuevos miembros se han unido recientemente a la Red de Afiliados del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) de organizaciones locales que trabajan con la comunidad latina en todo el país.
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NCLR Lanza Su Línea Telefónica De Ayuda Para Hipotecas

NCLR Lanza Su Línea Telefónica De Ayuda Para Hipotecas

June 19, 2012
En medio de la devastadora crisis de vivienda que afecta a millones de latinos en todo el país, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) lanza un servicio telefónico de asesoría para ayudar a los propietarios de vivienda que enfrentan una ejecución hipotecaria. Los residentes de los estados de Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Michigan y Washington están invitados a llamar a la nueva línea de ayuda para hablar con asesores de vivienda certificados por HUD, que les ayudarán a conocer sus opciones para solicitar la modificación de su préstamo, una venta corta, un refinanciamiento, o poner una reclamación sobre una ejecución hipotecaria injusta.
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