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NCLR Dissapointed in Congress for Failure to Extend Payroll Tax Cut

NCLR Dissapointed in Congress for Failure to Extend Payroll Tax Cut

December 02, 2011
Yesterday, the Senate voted down an extension of the federal payroll tax cut, which would have provided much-needed relief to workers. The legislation failed due to Congress’s inability to compromise on how to pay for the extension. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is dismayed that the gridlock in Congress prevented the passage of another piece of legislation that is essential to sustaining this country’s fragile economic growth.
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NCLR To Be Co-Convener of “We Are One” Conference

NCLR To Be Co-Convener of “We Are One” Conference

November 30, 2011
NCLR is proud to be a co-convener of the We Are One, “Moving America Forward” Conference, a national train-the-trainer event for more than1,000 labor and community organizers who will meet in Phoenix from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Sunday, Dec. 4.
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NCLR Joins Dozens of Civil Rights Organizations in Solidarity Campaign to Repeal Alabama’s HB 56

NCLR Joins Dozens of Civil Rights Organizations in Solidarity Campaign to Repeal Alabama’s HB 56

November 21, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) participated in a vigil held at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. as part of a nationwide effort to show solidarity with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice’s (ACIJ) One Family, One Alabama campaign to repeal the state’s anti-immigrant bill, HB 56.
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Civil Rights Groups to Host Vigil in Front of White House to Urge Repeal of HB 56

Civil Rights Groups to Host Vigil in Front of White House to Urge Repeal of HB 56

November 18, 2011
On Monday, November 21, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) along with leading civil rights and labor groups will hold a vigil in front of the White House at Lafayette Square to show solidarity with the launch of the “One Family, One Alabama” campaign in Birmingham, Ala. The campaign, a project of the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ), aims to repeal the state’s appalling anti-immigrant law, HB 56, which has devastated immigrant communities and wreaked havoc on Alabama’s schools and businesses.
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Alliance Hosts Free Home Rescue Fair in Las Vegas

Alliance Hosts Free Home Rescue Fair in Las Vegas

November 18, 2011
The Alliance for Stabilizing Our Communities—led by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the National Urban League (NUL), and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), in partnership with Housing for Nevada, an NCLR Affiliate—will host a free Home Rescue Fair, the “Rebuild Southern Nevada Expo,” on Saturday, November 19 at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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Arizona Recall Election a Real Sign of Hope

Arizona Recall Election a Real Sign of Hope

November 09, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today called the election of Jerry Lewis as the next State Senator from Mesa, Arizona a turning point in that state’s recent ugly and divisive anti-immigrant, anti-Latino crusade. Lewis defeated Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, architect of Arizona’s notorious SB 1070 and a key leader in anti-immigrant extremist circles. Lewis has drawn a stark contrast between him and Pearce on the issue of immigration, with Lewis calling for a more comprehensive, civil and effective strategy on the issue.
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NCLR AND ‘YA ES HORA’ PARTNERS TO HOST CITIZENSHIP EVENT

NCLR AND ‘YA ES HORA’ PARTNERS TO HOST CITIZENSHIP EVENT

November 04, 2011
Miami—On Saturday, November 5th, 2011, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, will join Univision, the Florida International University (FIU) College of Law, NALEO, CIMA, and other local partners to host a naturalization event for hundreds of eligible Hispanics interested in becoming U.S. citizens.
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NCLR DECRIES DEFEAT OF “REBUILD AMERICA JOBS ACT,” A CRITICAL STEP TO HELP NATION’S UNEMPLOYED

NCLR DECRIES DEFEAT OF “REBUILD AMERICA JOBS ACT,” A CRITICAL STEP TO HELP NATION’S UNEMPLOYED

November 04, 2011
Washington—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) expressed its profound disappointment that, despite the need to make critical investments to spur job growth and lay the foundation for future national economic prosperity, the U.S. Senate failed yesterday to pass the “Rebuild America Jobs Act” (S. 1769), a provision of President Obama’s American Jobs Act that could have potentially put millions of Americans back to work.
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TOWN HALL TO ADDRESS LATINOS, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND MEDICARE

TOWN HALL TO ADDRESS LATINOS, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND MEDICARE

November 02, 2011
Hundreds of Boston-area Latino seniors will make their voices heard during a bilingual community town hall on Social Security and Medicare. As the congressional super committee readies its proposal to reduce the federal deficit, concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled.
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LATINOS DE RIVERSIDE COUNTY SE UNEN CONTRA LOS POSIBLES RECORTES AL PROGRAMA DE SEGURO SOCIAL

LATINOS DE RIVERSIDE COUNTY SE UNEN CONTRA LOS POSIBLES RECORTES AL PROGRAMA DE SEGURO SOCIAL

November 01, 2011
Perris, Calif.—En el foro municipal que tomo lugar hoy en Perris se reunieron líderes comunitarios y personas de mayor edad preocupados por la posibilidad de que el Congreso de EE.UU. reduzca las modestas prestaciones del Seguro Social de las que dependen para gran parte de sus ingresos.
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RIVERSIDE COUNTY LATINOS UNITE AGAINST PROSPECT OF  CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM

RIVERSIDE COUNTY LATINOS UNITE AGAINST PROSPECT OF CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM

November 01, 2011
Perris, Calif.—A town hall forum held in Perris today brought together Latino seniors and community leaders who are concerned that the U.S. Congress may reduce the modest Social Security benefits that they rely on for most of their income and health care.
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Minority Groups Bear the Brunt of Super Committee Decisions

Minority Groups Bear the Brunt of Super Committee Decisions

October 28, 2011
As the United States transitions to a “majority-minority” population over the next three decades, prominent health and income security groups say the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and other members of Congress must take into account how changes to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will affect communities of color, a population that is growing and increasingly economically insecure.
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Minorías sufren las decisiones del supercomité  sobre el Seguro social, medicare y medicaid

Minorías sufren las decisiones del supercomité  sobre el Seguro social, medicare y medicaid

October 26, 2011
A medida que los Estados Unidos se transforma en una población de “mayoría-minoría” en las próximas tres décadas, los grupos prominentes para la protección de la salud y los ingresos dicen que el Comité Conjunto Selecto para la reducción del déficit y otros miembros del Congreso deben considerar cómo los cambios al Seguro Social, Medicare y Medicaid afectarán a las comunidades de color, una población que está creciendo y es cada vez más insegura económicamente.
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Minority Groups Bear Brunt of Super Committee Decisions about Social Security,Medicare & Medicaid

Minority Groups Bear Brunt of Super Committee Decisions about Social Security,Medicare & Medicaid

October 25, 2011
As the United States transitions to a “majority-minority” population over the next three decades, prominent health and income security groups say the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and other Members of Congress must take into account how changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will affect communities of color, a population that is growing and increasingly economically insecure.
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La escuela Camino Nuevo Charter Academy celebrará la renovación de su biblioteca

La escuela Camino Nuevo Charter Academy celebrará la renovación de su biblioteca

October 25, 2011
La escuela Camino Nuevo Charter Academy será la anfitriona de una celebración comunitaria para inaugurar su biblioteca recientemente renovada el 28 de octubre a la 1:30 PM. La celebración se llevará a cabo en la escuela, ubicada en 697 S. Burlington Avenue en Los Angeles. Durante la apertura del evento el Sr Zacarías Hernández, presidente del Site Based Council; el Sr. Phillip Lance, fundador de la escuela; el Sr. Sean Holiday, director de la escuela; y un representante de una sucursal local de Lowe’s serán los oradores frente a la audiencia que asista a la inauguración.
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Camino Nuevo Charter Academy to Host Community Celebration of Renovated Library

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy to Host Community Celebration of Renovated Library

October 25, 2011
The Camino Nuevo Charter Academy will host a community celebration at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28 to unveil its newly renovated school library. The celebration will take place at the school, located at 697 S. Burlington Avenue in Los Angeles. Remarks will be made by Zacarias Hernandez, President of the Site Based Council; Phillip Lance, School Founder; Sean Holiday, school principal; and a representative from the local Lowe’s branch.
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LA Forum Unites Diverse Communities against Prospect of Cuts-Only Approach to Social Security Reform

LA Forum Unites Diverse Communities against Prospect of Cuts-Only Approach to Social Security Reform

October 19, 2011
A town hall meeting in Los Angeles today brought together national advocates, local leaders, and seniors from the Black, Hispanic, and Asian American communities who are concerned that Congress may cut Social Security benefits that keep millions of Americans out of poverty. A panel of experts emphasized the need to modernize Social Security to ensure the program’s long-term solvency and improve benefits for the growing population of workers and families of color who are more vulnerable to economic instability and far less likely to have generational wealth than White families.
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El foro de los ángeles une a comunidades diversas contra un enfoque de sólo recortes

El foro de los ángeles une a comunidades diversas contra un enfoque de sólo recortes

October 19, 2011
Hoy, en una reunión municipal en Los Ángeles se congregaron defensores nacionales, líderes locales, y personas de mayor edad de las comunidades hispana, afroamericana y asiática de Estados Unidos que están preocupadas por los recortes que el Congreso pueda realizar a las prestaciones del Seguro Social que mantienen a millones de estadounidenses fuera de la pobreza. Un panel de expertos enfatizó la necesidad de modernizar el Seguro Social, para garantizar la solvencia del programa a largo plazo y mejorar las prestaciones para una población creciente de trabajadores y familias de color que son más vulnerables a la inestabilidad económica y menos propensos a tener riqueza generacional que las familias blancas.
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NCLR & Feeding America Address Latino Hunger & Nutrition at Hill Briefing Sponsored By Rep. Joe Baca

NCLR & Feeding America Address Latino Hunger & Nutrition at Hill Briefing Sponsored By Rep. Joe Baca

October 18, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, and Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, will hold a briefing on Capitol Hill about the alarming rates of hunger and obesity in the Latino community and the efforts being made to improve food security and nutrition through policy changes and innovative programs. The briefing, to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, is being sponsored by Representative Joe Baca (CA–43), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture, which has oversight of critical federal nutrition programs.
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NCLR Applauds Injunction of Alabama’s Shameful and Unconstitutional School Provision

NCLR Applauds Injunction of Alabama’s Shameful and Unconstitutional School Provision

October 14, 2011
Today, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a mixed message when it handed down its decision to block enforcement of some of the more troubling provisions related to school enrollment in Alabama’s HB 56 while upholding the law’s notorious “papers please” provision.
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