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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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More Than 100 Local Students to Convene at Líderes Congreso on Youth Leadership

More Than 100 Local Students to Convene at Líderes Congreso on Youth Leadership

February 21, 2012
Alivio Medical Center and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will bring together more than 100 local youth on Saturday, February 25, for the convening of the “2012 Alivio Medical Center’s Leadership Youth Conference.”
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Congress Works Together to Keep the Economy Growing Without Harming Latino Children and Families

Congress Works Together to Keep the Economy Growing Without Harming Latino Children and Families

February 17, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) strongly applauds Congress for reaching a bipartisan agreement to extend the payroll tax cut for the rest of 2012, along with an extension of unemployment benefits, which together will stimulate job creation and help struggling families. And in a crucial victory for the Hispanic community, lawmakers agreed not to include a restriction to the Child Tax Credit that would have severely affected millions of hardworking, taxpaying Latino families and their children.
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Local Children Ask Senators to Think Twice About Cutting Child Tax Credit

Local Children Ask Senators to Think Twice About Cutting Child Tax Credit

February 10, 2012
On Thursday, February 9, children from CASA de Maryland, the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, and Mary’s Center traveled to Capitol Hill to visit a number of senators who will decide the fate of the Child Tax Credit.
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Settlement with Top Mortgage Service Providers a Win for Struggling Homeowners

Settlement with Top Mortgage Service Providers a Win for Struggling Homeowners

February 09, 2012
In a major victory for struggling homeowners who fell victim to predatory lending and wrongful foreclosures, today the Obama administration and a coalition of state Attorneys General announced a $25 billion settlement with five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers—Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and Ally Financial—providing much-needed aid to distressed homeowners.
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NCLR Invites Media for Discussion on Latino Impact

NCLR Invites Media for Discussion on Latino Impact

February 08, 2012
As the fastest-growing segment of the electorate, Latino voters are a key constituency that both Democrats and Republicans will court heavily throughout the 2012 elections.
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Local Children to Visit Conferees on Capitol Hill in Attempt to Preserve Child Tax Credit

Local Children to Visit Conferees on Capitol Hill in Attempt to Preserve Child Tax Credit

February 08, 2012
In order to pay for an extension of the payroll tax cut, Congress is currently debating eliminating access to the Child Tax Credit for taxpayers who use Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN).
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Two Hundred Houston High School Students to Convene at Líderes Congreso

Two Hundred Houston High School Students to Convene at Líderes Congreso

February 03, 2012
AAMA (Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans) and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will convene 200 student leaders on Monday, February 6, on the topic of “Youth Leadership: Looking Ahead on Immigration and Education.”
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NCLR Calls for Resignation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

NCLR Calls for Resignation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

February 02, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today called on Joe Arpaio to resign from his position as Sheriff of Maricopa County, representing the first national organization to join a growing chorus of local and state leaders and community activists to demand that Arpaio step down immediately. A U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report released in December documented the discriminatory practices carried out against Latinos by the sheriff’s office under his leadership.
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NCLR Pide La Renuncia Del Jefe De Policia Joe Arpaio

NCLR Pide La Renuncia Del Jefe De Policia Joe Arpaio

February 02, 2012
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) pidió hoy que Joe Arpaio renuncie su puesto como jefe de policía del condado de Maricopa, representando la primera organización nacional que se une a un coro de líderes locales y activistas comunitarios para exigir que Arpaio renuncie de inmediato. Un informe del Departamento de Justicia (DOJ) de Estados Unidos publicado en diciembre documentó las prácticas discriminatorias contra los latinos de la comisaría bajo su mando.
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NCLR to Address Latino Community’s Concerns with Sherriff Arpaio at Phoenix Press Conference

NCLR to Address Latino Community’s Concerns with Sherriff Arpaio at Phoenix Press Conference

February 01, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will make a major announcement at a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11:00 a.m. MST to call on Arizonans to hold accountable the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), led by Joe Arpaio, for the pattern of discriminatory practices against Latinos as documented in a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report last month. The press conference will be held at Valle del Sol located at 3807 N 7th St. in Phoenix.
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Grupos De Derechos Civiles Instan Al Congreso A Conservar El Crédito Tributario Por Hijos

Grupos De Derechos Civiles Instan Al Congreso A Conservar El Crédito Tributario Por Hijos

January 31, 2012
Encaminados a la sesión legislativa 2012, los legisladores están proponiendo aumentar los impuestos a las familias latinas trabajadoras de bajos ingresos para pagar por la extensión del recorte al impuesto sobre la nómina. En lugar de pedirle a los estadounidenses más ricos que paguen la parte justa de impuestos, los legisladores proponen cortar el acceso al crédito tributario por hijos a los contribuyentes que utilizan el Número de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente (ITIN). El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) estima que más de cuatro millones de niños latinos y sus familias podrían perder este valioso crédito fiscal si se aprueban las propuestas actuales, lo cual los llevaría aún más a la pobreza.
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Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Preserve Child Tax Credit for Low-Income Latinos

Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Preserve Child Tax Credit for Low-Income Latinos

January 31, 2012
Heading into the 2012 legislative session, lawmakers are proposing to raise taxes on hardworking, low-income Latino families to pay for an extension of the payroll tax cut. Rather than asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share in taxes, legislators are proposing cutting off access to the Child Tax Credit for taxpayers who use Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN). NCLR (National Council of La Raza) estimates that more than four million Latino children and their families could lose out on this valuable tax credit if current proposals pass, pushing them further into poverty.
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