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¡FUERZA!  Stronger Economy, Stronger Latino Workers

¡FUERZA!  Stronger Economy, Stronger Latino Workers

October 03, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host its second annual Workforce Development Forum in Chicago at the DoubleTree Hotel Magnificent Mile on Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12. More than 400 people are expected to unite to discuss current topics related to the Chicago area and the nation’s Latino workers.
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¡Fuerza!  economía más fuerte, trabajadores  latinos más fuertes

¡Fuerza!  economía más fuerte, trabajadores latinos más fuertes

October 03, 2011
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) será el anfitrión de su segundo foro anual sobre el Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral en Chicago, en el hotel DoubleTree Magnificent Mile, los días martes 11 y miércoles 12 de octubre. Se espera que se unan a este foro más de 400 personas para tratar los temas actuales que afectan el sector laboral de Chicago y a los trabajadores latinos de la nación.
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NCLR Reacts to Proposal to Waive Requirements Under the No Child Left Behind

NCLR Reacts to Proposal to Waive Requirements Under the No Child Left Behind

September 23, 2011
Today, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took a bold step to reform our nation’s public schools by offering states the opportunity to improve their education systems in exchange for relief from complying with provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The proposal would put responsibility for achieving the goals of NCLB—to improve teacher quality, close achievement gaps, and ensure that every single child in America is afforded a quality education—squarely on the states.
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Miami Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

Miami Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

September 21, 2011
A town hall forum held in Miami today brought together Latino seniors and community leaders who are concerned that the U.S. Congress may reduce the modest Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits that they rely on for most of their income and health care. Seniors who attended the forum hosted by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), AARP, and the Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) coalition voiced their opposition to potential cuts and told representatives of these groups about how reduced benefits could affect them and their families.
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Latinos de Miami se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

Latinos de Miami se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

September 21, 2011
En el foro municipal que tomo lugar hoy en Miami 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, Medicare, y Medicaid de las que dependen para gran parte de sus ingresos y cuidados de salud. Las personas de mayor edad que asistieron al foro, presentado por el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), AARP, y coalición Latinos para una Jubilación Segura (LSR, por sus siglas en inglés), expresaron su oposición a los recortes potenciales, y les dijeron a los representantes de estos grupos cómo estos recortes les podría afectar a ellos y a sus familias.
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Weak Economy a Key Factor in Growing Poverty among Hispanics Throughout 2010

Weak Economy a Key Factor in Growing Poverty among Hispanics Throughout 2010

September 14, 2011
Data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal significant increases in poverty among Latinos during 2010, reflecting the weak economic recovery and continuing unemployment crises, according to new analysis by NCLR (National Council of La Raza). These data show the need to focus sharply on policies that improve the economy and reduce joblessness while helping people most affected by unemployment weather the storm.
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Los premios ALMA® del NCLR, presentando a las estrellas más famosas del momento

Los premios ALMA® del NCLR, presentando a las estrellas más famosas del momento

September 14, 2011
Los premios ALMA® 2011 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), fue un evento estelar grabado el sábado 10 de septiembre en el Auditorio Cívico de Santa Mónica, y dio lugar a la noche más importante en la televisión dedicada al talento artístico latino. El programa de la entrega de premios se transmitirá en NBC este viernes 16 de septiembre de 8:00 a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT).
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Foro comunitario tratará el tema del seguro social

Foro comunitario tratará el tema del seguro social

September 14, 2011
En respuesta a la creciente amenaza de posibles recortes al programa del Seguro Social, un programa conjunto, que provee una red de seguridad financiera a muchos ancianos y personas discapacitadas en el país, NCLR (El Consejo Nacional de la Raza), Latinos por un Retiro Seguro (LSR) y AARP llevarán a cabo un foro abierto sobre la importancia del programa para miles de familias hispanas y para el estado de la Florida. El foro, que será conducido en español, comenzará a las 10:00am el miércoles, 21 de septiembre, en el Dade County Auditorium, ubicado en 2901 W. Flagler St. en Miami. El evento es gratuito y abierto al público, y contará con la participación del Alcalde Tomas Regalado, y panelistas de NCLR, AARP, y el Consejo Laboral para el Desarrollo Latino Americano, como también otros expertos en el tema.
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Town Hall to Address Latinos and Social Security

Town Hall to Address Latinos and Social Security

September 14, 2011
As concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR), and AARP will host a town hall on Social Security and its importance to Latino families and the state of Florida. The Spanish-language forum will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Dade County Auditorium, located at 2901 W. Flagler St. in Miami. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Mayor Tomas Regalado and speakers from NCLR, AARP, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and others.
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The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®, Featuring Today’s Hottest Stars, Airs Friday, September 16 On NBC

The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®, Featuring Today’s Hottest Stars, Airs Friday, September 16 On NBC

September 13, 2011
The 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards taped a star-studded event on Saturday, September 10 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, delivering the biggest night on television showcasing Latinos. The awards program will air this Friday, September 16, 8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.
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Additional Talent Added To All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®

Additional Talent Added To All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®

September 09, 2011
Bolstering the packed all-star lineup, NCLR is pleased to announce that Pitbull and Gloria Estefan will perform at the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards®. Danny Trejo, Michael Trevino, Lauren Vélez, and Tristan Wilds will also join the long list of stars who will present at the only English-language Latino awards show on television.
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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía Applauds President Obama For Jobs Plan

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía Applauds President Obama For Jobs Plan

September 09, 2011
Calling President Obama’s speech on jobs a “welcome and necessary charge to Congress to tackle the unemployment crisis head on,” Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), urged leaders in Washington to enact policies that will directly create jobs in communities that are still reeling from the economic downturn.
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Florida at a Crossroads: Immigration Integration or Criminalization?

Florida at a Crossroads: Immigration Integration or Criminalization?

September 07, 2011
As the 2012 election nears, the issue of immigration reform will likely be a subject of intense debate. Several states throughout the nation, most notably Arizona and most recently Alabama, have passed controversial immigration measures that have severe civil rights implications. Several months ago, attempts to pass a similar bill in Florida failed; however, the federal government’s inability to pass a national reform bill will likely encourage proponents of the anti-immigrant bill to reignite their efforts during the next state legislative session.
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An All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA AWARDS® Announced

An All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA AWARDS® Announced

September 01, 2011
An all-star lineup for the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® was revealed today, which features Jessica Alba, Maria Celeste Arraras, Jake T. Austin, Benjamin Bratt, Maria Canals-Barrera, Cote de Pablo, David Henrie, Eva La Rue, Mario Lopez, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Peña, Aubrey Plaza, and Naya Rivera, as well as a live performance by Demi Lovato, for the one-hour prime time special airing Friday, September 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC. Additional presenters, performances, and talent will be announced shortly.
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Se anuncia el reparto estelar de los premios ALMA® 2011 del NCLR

Se anuncia el reparto estelar de los premios ALMA® 2011 del NCLR

September 01, 2011
Hoy fue revelado el reparto estelar de los premios ALMA® 2011 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza). En ese evento se presentará a Jessica Alba, María Celeste Arrarás, Jake T. Austin, Benjamin Bratt, María Canals Barrera, Cote de Pablo, David Henrie, Eva la Rue, Mario López, Oscar Núñez, Michael Peña, Aubrey Plaza, y Naya Rivera. Asimismo se contará con la actuación en vivo de la cantante Demi Lovato. El programa de una hora será transmitido en NBC en horario estelar, el viernes 16 de septiembre de las 8:00 a las 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT). Se anunciarán en breve otros presentadores y artistas.
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NCLR Urges Congress to Confirm CFPB Director

NCLR Urges Congress to Confirm CFPB Director

August 31, 2011
Earlier this summer, President Obama nominated former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to lead the recently opened Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the first federal entity solely devoted to fighting financial crime on behalf of Americans. The CFPB will be an especially crucial ally for Latino families who commonly are targets of fraud and deception through financial products such as mortgages, credit cards, money transfers, payday loans, and much more. However, until a director is appointed, the CFPB will not have the full authority to protect consumers from abusive financial products.
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Report Finds Barriers to Quality Preschool Education for Hispanic Children

Report Finds Barriers to Quality Preschool Education for Hispanic Children

August 31, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education recently released the “Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge” application, marking a $500 million investment to improve the quality of early learning programs for children across the country. NCLR (The National Council of La Raza) applauds this effort, but urges policymakers to address the significant barriers to preschool education for young Hispanics, which continue to place them at an academic disadvantage to their non-Hispanic counterparts. NCLR has released “Preschool Education: Delivering on the Promise for Latino Children,” which provides recommendations to ensure that young Latino children enter school on track for academic success.
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Se anunciaron los nominados para la categoría de película favorita de los premios alma® 2011 del

Se anunciaron los nominados para la categoría de película favorita de los premios alma® 2011 del

August 29, 2011
Se han revelado los nominados para la categoría de Película Favorita de los premios ALMA 2011 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza). Por primera vez, los fans podrán votar por su película favorita, y se dará a conocer al ganador durante el programa especial de una hora en horario estelar que se emitirá en NBC, el viernes 16 de septiembre de 8:00 a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EST).
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The Nominees for Favorite Film for the 2011 NCLR Alma Awards® Announced

The Nominees for Favorite Film for the 2011 NCLR Alma Awards® Announced

August 29, 2011
The nominees for Favorite Film for the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® were revealed. For the first time, fans will be able to vote for their favorite movie, and the winner will be revealed during the one-hour prime-time special airing Friday, September 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.
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NCLR Welcomes The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial To The National Mall

NCLR Welcomes The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial To The National Mall

August 25, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined with millions of Americans across the country today in celebrating this weekend’s dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington; it is the first monument in our nation’s capital to honor a civil rights leader. Below are remarks from NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía, which she made at a luncheon—Honoring Civil Rights Leaders Past, Present, and Future—held today at the Washington Convention Center:
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