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Official updates from NCLR



Forum to Address How Presidential Candidates’ Proposals Could Change Social Security and Medicare

Forum to Address How Presidential Candidates’ Proposals Could Change Social Security and Medicare

October 15, 2012
As concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled, and voters consider the presidential candidates’ policy proposals, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), AARP and Centro Hispano Milwaukee/Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. will host a community town hall on Thursday, October 18, to address Social Security and Medicare and their importance to Latino families and the state of Wisconsin.
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NCLR Celebrates Establishment of César E. Chávez National Monument

NCLR Celebrates Establishment of César E. Chávez National Monument

October 08, 2012
NCLR joined President Barack Obama, local elected leadership, and members of the Latino community today in Keene, Calif. to celebrate the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument, a project years in the making
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NCLR Applauds Court Ruling to Ensure the Right to Vote for All Pennsylvania Voters

NCLR Applauds Court Ruling to Ensure the Right to Vote for All Pennsylvania Voters

October 02, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauded the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s decision that prevents the state’s strict voter identification law from going into effect for the November elections. The six-month old law has faced heavy criticism from groups such as NCLR because it threatens to disenfranchise more than 750,000 voters, many of whom are Black and Hispanic.
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NCLR Forum Highlights Strategies for Strengthening Latino Workforce

NCLR Forum Highlights Strategies for Strengthening Latino Workforce

October 02, 2012
Latinos make up the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce, accounting for more than 14.2 percent of workers this year with a projected increase to almost 19 percent by 2020. Now, more than ever, it is critically important that businesses and organizations across the country create programs, policies and partnerships that will open up opportunities for job seekers and ensure that Latino workers have the skills and training necessary to fill those positions.
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NCLR estudia como los programas innovadores de prestamos ayudan a los inmigrantes

NCLR estudia como los programas innovadores de prestamos ayudan a los inmigrantes

October 01, 2012
Hoy, el NCLR dio a conocer un informe que aborda las barreras financieras para adquirir la ciudadanía estadounidense y destaca los programas innovadores de préstamos que ayudan a los inmigrantes elegibles a pagar el alto costo de la solicitud de ciudadanía, establecer un historial de crédito y tener una relación con las principales instituciones financieras.
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NCLR Examines How Innovative Loan Programs Help Immigrants Become Citizens

NCLR Examines How Innovative Loan Programs Help Immigrants Become Citizens

October 01, 2012
NCLR released a report today that addresses financial barriers to U.S. citizenship and highlights innovative loan programs that help eligible immigrants pay costly citizenship application fees, establish credit histories, and develop relationships with mainstream financial institutions.
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NCLR Convenes Local Leaders to Discuss Effects of Job Policies on Florida Voters

NCLR Convenes Local Leaders to Discuss Effects of Job Policies on Florida Voters

September 25, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) held a roundtable discussion centered on the findings of a forthcoming report, “Now Hiring? Latinos and the Job Creation Policies of the South Atlantic.” Prominent Florida community, business and elected leaders discussed how state policymakers and business leaders can ensure job creation policies tap the full potential of Hispanics, a group expected to comprise 18 percent of the U.S. labor force by 2018. Participants talked about how to increase the competitiveness of Latino workers and to integrate support for Latino-owned businesses into statewide job creation efforts, among other issues.
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NCLR Commends Obama Administration’s Hispanic Farmer Relief Package

NCLR Commends Obama Administration’s Hispanic Farmer Relief Package

September 25, 2012
NCLR today praised the Obama administration for offering a relief package to a group of Hispanic farmers who, in years past, experienced discrimination in programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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NCLR “Mobilize to Vote” Campaign Kicks into High Gear on National Voter Registration Day

NCLR “Mobilize to Vote” Campaign Kicks into High Gear on National Voter Registration Day

September 25, 2012
Today, in celebration of National Voter Registration Day, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will kick its Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign into high gear with a flurry of field and online activity aimed at encouraging Hispanics to register to vote as state deadlines approach.
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Campaña del NCLR ‘Movilizados al Voto’ Marca Día Nacional del Registro del Votante

Campaña del NCLR ‘Movilizados al Voto’ Marca Día Nacional del Registro del Votante

September 25, 2012
Hoy, en celebración del Día Nacional del Registro del Votante, la campaña Movilizados al Voto (M2V) del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza, por sus siglas en inglés), participará en una serie de actividades en ciudades a través del país y en el internet con propósito de instar a los Hispanos que se inscriban a votar antes de las fechas límites en sus estados.
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Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR Se Emitirá En La Cadena NBC El Viernes

Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR Se Emitirá En La Cadena NBC El Viernes

September 20, 2012
Martina McBride, artista ganadora del Premio Grammy, se presentará junto a Luis Fonsi, ganador del Premio Latin Grammy, durante los Premios ALMA® 2012 del NCLR. Este espectáculo especial se emitirá en la cadena NBC el viernes 21 de septiembre de 8:00 PM a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT). Durante este espectáculo tanto el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, como el candidato republicano, Mitt Romney, emitirán mensajes especiales. Además, los famosos Aubrey Plaza, del programa “Parks and Recreation” que se emite por la cadena NBC, y Taboo, de la banda The Black Eyed Peas, participarán junto a muchísimas otras estrellas durante un especial que promete estar lleno de energía.
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Martina McBride Performs with Luis Fonsi for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

Martina McBride Performs with Luis Fonsi for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

September 19, 2012
Grammy-winning recording artist Martina McBride performs with Latin Grammy winner Luis Fonsi at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®, airing Friday, September 21 (8–9 p.m. EDT) on NBC. The show will also feature special messages from President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Aubrey Plaza (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas join the all-star lineup of presenters for the high-energy special.
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Janet Murguía and Secretary Duncan Discuss State of Latino Education at Town Hall

Janet Murguía and Secretary Duncan Discuss State of Latino Education at Town Hall

September 19, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hosted a town hall meeting about Latinos and education at the Metropolitan City College in Kansas City, Mo. The town hall is the latest stop on the “Education Drives America” bus tour, a U.S. Department of Education initiative which highlights important educational issues including school reform, student retention, and early childhood education. Today’s discussion focused on Latino students, who represent 23 percent of the nation’s schoolchildren.
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Se Anunciaron Los Ganadores De Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR

Se Anunciaron Los Ganadores De Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR

September 18, 2012
Los artistas famosos Eva Longoria y George López volverán a ser los copresentadores de los Premios ALMA 2012 del NCLR, un comienzo estelar del Mes de la Herencia Hispana que se emitirá en la cadena NBC el viernes 21 de septiembre de 8:00 PM a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT). Christina Aguilera, ganadora de cinco Premios Grammy y asesora de The Voice, popular serie de la NBC nominada a los Premios Emmy, recibirá el Premio al Mérito por su increíble carrera artística y extraordinaria labor filantrópica. America Ferrera, Michael Peña, Nicole Richie y Wilmer Valderrama estarán entre los muchos presentadores que celebrarán los logros de algunos de los latinos más prolíficos de la industria del entretenimiento, la música, la televisión y el cine.
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Eva Longoria and George Lopez Reunite to Co-Host 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

Eva Longoria and George Lopez Reunite to Co-Host 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

September 18, 2012
Popular performers Eva Longoria and George Lopez will return as co-hosts of the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards, a star-studded kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month that will air Friday, September 21 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC. Christina Aguilera, a five-time Grammy winner and popular coach on NBC’s Emmy-nominated hit series The Voice, will receive the 2012 NCLR Special Achievement Award for her incredible career and exceptional work in philanthropy. America Ferrera, Michael Peña, Nicole Richie, and Wilmer Valderrama will be among the many presenters on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the most prolific Latinos in the entertainment industry, spanning music, television, and film.
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Presidenta del NCLR Janet Murguía se Une al Secretario de Educación Estadounidense Arne Duncan

Presidenta del NCLR Janet Murguía se Une al Secretario de Educación Estadounidense Arne Duncan

September 17, 2012
Janet Murguía, Presidenta y Gerente General del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés), se unirá al Secretario de Educación estadounidense Arne Duncan el martes 18 de septiembre de 6 a 7 p.m. en patrocino de un foro sobre la educación en el Metropolitan Community College en Kansas City, Mo.
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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía to join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Kansas City

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía to join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Kansas City

September 17, 2012
Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday, September 18, 6–7 p.m. to host an education town hall at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Mo.
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Data Shows Fewer Latinos Living in Poverty

Data Shows Fewer Latinos Living in Poverty

September 14, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau just released new data showing that nearly 300,000 Hispanics—mostly childless adults—left the ranks of the poor in 2011.
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Anunciamos la presentacion de talento de los premios alma 2012

Anunciamos la presentacion de talento de los premios alma 2012

September 13, 2012
Los actores Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Rodriguez, Zoë Saldana, Natalie Morales, Andy Garcia y Rafael Amaya y el famoso atleta olímpico Ryan Lochte son algunos de los famosos que participarán como presentadores de los Premios ALMA 2012 del NCLR.
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Talent Lineup Announced for 2012 ALMA Awards

Talent Lineup Announced for 2012 ALMA Awards

September 13, 2012
Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Lochte, Robert Rodriguez, Zoë Saldana, Natalie Morales, Andy Garcia, and Rafael Amaya will be presenters at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®, along with Devious Maids cast members Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez, and Edy Ganem.
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