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House Committee Passes Unfair Bill to Restrict ITIN Taxpayers from Using the Child Tax Credit

House Committee Passes Unfair Bill to Restrict ITIN Taxpayers from Using the Child Tax Credit

April 18, 2012
Today, the House Ways and Means Committee passed legislation originally introduced by Rep. Sam Johnson which would strip hardworking, taxpaying families of their right to claim the refundable Child Tax Credit if they pay taxes with an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). H.R. 1956 would harm more than four million Latino children in families who earn an average of $21,000 per year, costing each family approximately $1,800. As noted in the expert testimony, 92% of the children who would be affected by this legislation are U.S. citizens. This bill will not become law unless it passes both the House of Representatives and the Senate and is signed by the president.
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Día Del Impuesto Nos Recuerda Que Los Latinos Están Pagando Su Parte

Día Del Impuesto Nos Recuerda Que Los Latinos Están Pagando Su Parte

April 17, 2012
En medio de la batalla de cómo balancear adecuadamente el presupuesto nacional, millones de americanos pagarán hoy sus impuestos sobre los ingresos, una entrada necesaria para mantener el sistema de educación pública, el desarrollo del sector laboral, la infraestructura, el sistema de salud pública, y otros innumerables programas que son la base de la prosperidad y éxito de nuestro país. Los trabajadores latinos están contribuyendo su parte justa al sistema.
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Tax Day A Reminder That Latino Workers Are Paying Their Fare Share Of Taxes

Tax Day A Reminder That Latino Workers Are Paying Their Fare Share Of Taxes

April 17, 2012
In the midst of a battle over how to balance the country’s budget, millions of Americans today are once again paying their income taxes, which are an important part of the revenue our country needs to fund critical investments in education, workforce development, infrastructure, health care, and countless other areas that underpin our nation’s long-term competitiveness and prosperity.
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U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Lead Latino Community Forum in Philadelphia

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Lead Latino Community Forum in Philadelphia

April 16, 2012
Dr. Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States, and a panel of seasoned health professionals and advocates will answer questions from the community on key provisions of the health reform law at a breakfast gathering on Wednesday, April 18. Dr. Benjamin, America’s Doctor, will lead the forum, which is intended to help Philadelphia’s Latino community better understand how the law will help and protect their families.
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New Study Shows Clash Between Latinos and LGBT Community Exaggerated

New Study Shows Clash Between Latinos and LGBT Community Exaggerated

April 06, 2012
While mainstream America has made tremendous progress in accepting the LGBT community over the past few decades, Latinos are unfortunately still often depicted as more anti-gay and less likely than other segments of society to support gay issues such as same-sex marriage.
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Supreme Court Must Uphold Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court Must Uphold Affordable Care Act

March 29, 2012
This week, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined more than 100 organizations on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States to demonstrate support for the Affordable Care Act and highlight the meaningful changes that have occurred in the two years since the enactment of the law.
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NCLR on the Passing of John Payton, NAACP LDF President

NCLR on the Passing of John Payton, NAACP LDF President

March 23, 2012
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., today mourned the untimely passing of legal and civil rights icon John Payton. Mr. Payton, who was President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, passed away yesterday in Baltimore, Maryland.
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NCLR Lanza Campaña Movilizados al Voto

NCLR Lanza Campaña Movilizados al Voto

March 22, 2012
Hoy, el NCLR lanzó su campaña, Movilizados al Voto (M2V), uno de los proyectos más grandes del país cuyo propósito es incrementar la participación cívica de la comunidad latina y movilizar 180,000 latinos que son elegibles para votar en estas próximas elecciones de noviembre.
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NCLR Launches National Mobilize to Vote Campaign

NCLR Launches National Mobilize to Vote Campaign

March 22, 2012
Today, NCLR launched its Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign, one of the country’s largest Hispanic-focused civic engagement efforts working to register and mobilize 180,000 Latinos to vote on Election Day this coming November.
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NCLR Lanza “Movilizados al Voto”

NCLR Lanza “Movilizados al Voto”

March 14, 2012
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) anunciará el lanzamiento de su campaña nacional: Movilizados al Voto (M2V), uno de los esfuerzos más grandes de participación cívica latina en los Estados Unidos.
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NCLR to Launch “Mobilize to Vote”

NCLR to Launch “Mobilize to Vote”

March 13, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will announce the launch of its national Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign, one of the largest Hispanic-focused civic engagement efforts in the country.
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La NBC Transmitirá La Entrega de Los Premios ALMA 2012® Del NCLR

La NBC Transmitirá La Entrega de Los Premios ALMA 2012® Del NCLR

March 13, 2012
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) se complace en anunciar que la cadena televisiva NBC ha renovado su convenio para la transmisión de los Premios ALMA 2012 del NCLR, el viernes 21 de septiembre de 20:00 a 21:00, hora estándar del este (EDT).
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NBC to Broadcast 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® as Prime-time Special on Friday, September 21, 2012

NBC to Broadcast 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® as Prime-time Special on Friday, September 21, 2012

March 13, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that NBC has renewed its ALMA Awards partnership for a second year and will broadcast the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards on Friday, September 21 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT
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As Civil Rights March Ends, Participants Celebrate Court Decision to Block Parts of HB 56

As Civil Rights March Ends, Participants Celebrate Court Decision to Block Parts of HB 56

March 12, 2012
As civil rights leaders and advocates marched into Montgomery, Ala., last Friday, participants were overjoyed to learn that a federal appeals court had blocked two extreme provisions in Alabama’s anti-immigrant law, HB 56, which prevented individuals from entering into contracts with undocumented immigrants and banned state and local agencies from doing business with undocumented immigrants.
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The Nation’s Most Respected Latino Civil Rights Organizations Join March from Selma to Montgomery

The Nation’s Most Respected Latino Civil Rights Organizations Join March from Selma to Montgomery

March 07, 2012
Today, in front of the AFL-CIO headquarters, a delegation of Latino leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders boarded a bus routed to Selma, Alabama in order to participate in the reenactment of the historic civil rights marches of 1965. The Latino delegation will march alongside civil rights leaders in Selma and demand for the repeal of Alabama’s anti-Latino legislation, HB 56.
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NCLR rinde homenaje a los defensores de la comunidad hispana durante su 25ª Gala

NCLR rinde homenaje a los defensores de la comunidad hispana durante su 25ª Gala

March 06, 2012
Como parte de la conmemoración del vigésimo quinto aniversario de los premios Capital Awards, el Concilio Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) ha llevado a cabo esta noche su Gala Anual en el National Building Museum en la ciudad de Washington DC. Durante esta importante actividad se ha rendido homenaje al representante George Miller, demócrata por el estado de California, al señor Paul W. Bridges, Alcalde republicano de la ciudad de Uvalda, Georgia y a la organización Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) por su compromiso con la comunidad latina y en específico por su apoyo incondicional a las familias hispanas, a los estudiantes y a los niños.
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NCLR Honors Advocates for America’s Hispanic Community at 25th Annual Capital Awards

NCLR Honors Advocates for America’s Hispanic Community at 25th Annual Capital Awards

March 06, 2012
On the occasion of the silver anniversary of the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards, NCLR held its annual gala this evening at the National Building Museum in the District of Columbia, where the organization recognized Representative George Miller (D–CA), Paul W. Bridges, Republican Mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, and Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) for their unflagging commitment to the Latino community, especially Hispanic families, students and children.
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NCLR Rinde Homenaje en su Gala Anual ‘Capital Awards’ a Promotores de la Comunidad Hispana

NCLR Rinde Homenaje en su Gala Anual ‘Capital Awards’ a Promotores de la Comunidad Hispana

February 27, 2012
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) patrocinará su vigésimo quinto gala anual Capital Awards donde reconocerá la labor de oficiales electos de ambos partidos políticos—Demócratas y Republicanos—que han demostrado su compromiso a promover leyes y políticas que benefician a los hispanoamericanos en sus distritos y a lo largo del país.
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NCLR to Honor Advocates for America’s Hispanic Community At Its Annual Capital Awards Gala

NCLR to Honor Advocates for America’s Hispanic Community At Its Annual Capital Awards Gala

February 27, 2012
NCLR is hosting its twenty-fifth annual Capital Awards gala recognizing Democratic and Republican elected officials who have shown a consistent commitment to promoting legislation and public policies that benefit Hispanic Americans in their districts and throughout the country.
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TWELVE COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS JOIN NCLR’S AFFILIATE NETWORK

TWELVE COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS JOIN NCLR’S AFFILIATE NETWORK

February 23, 2012
Twelve new Affiliate members have recently joined the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate Network of grassroots organizations that work with the Latino community throughout the nation. These include Alliance for a Better Community in Los Angeles, Calif.; Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy in Ventura, Calif.; Centro LatinoAmericano in Eugene, Ore.; Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization in Denver, Colo.; GOAL Academy in Westminster, Colo.; KIPP San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas; Mission Economic Development Agency in San Francisco, Calif.; Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. in Ontario, Calif.; Pine Manor Improvement Association Inc. in Fort Myers, Fla.; Poder Learning Center in Chicago, Ill.; The Accelerated School Community of Schools in Los Angeles, Calif.; and The Latino Housing Development Corporation in Buffalo, N.Y. With these new additions, NCLR now has 273 organizations across the United States that are Affiliate members.
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