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NCLR to Honor Acclaimed Actor, Producer and Activist Dan Guerrero at Annual LGBT Reception

NCLR to Honor Acclaimed Actor, Producer and Activist Dan Guerrero at Annual LGBT Reception

July 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ricky Garza (202) 776-1732; rgarza@nclr.org NCLR Press Office in Los Angeles (213) 743-6462 (Open July 18) LOS ANGELES—Attendees at the 2014 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference are invited to participate in A Night OUT with NCLR: Celebrating LGBT Champions and Allies, the annual LGBT reception honoring leading advocates and organizations within the LGBT Hispanic community. This year’s reception, presented by Prudential and sponsored by AT&T, Hilton and American Airlines, will honor award-winning actor, producer and activist Dan Guerrero, son of Chicano music legend Lalo Guerrero. Throughout his accomplished career, Guerrero has fiercely worked to bring more positive Latino images to the screen as a casting director, writer and, for the past 15 years, as a producer of diverse network and cable television programming. He has also been an outspoken supporter for LGBT rights, personally sharing his own experiences examining his identities as member of both the LGBT and Latino communities in his critically acclaimed autobiographical play “¡Gaytino!” MEDIA ADVISORY WHO:        Dan Guerrero, actor, producer, activist                    Catherine Pino, Board member, NCLR WHAT:       A Night OUT with NCLR: Celebrating LGBT Champions and Allies WHEN:      Sunday, July 20, 2014, 5:30–7:30 p.m. PDT WHERE:    JW Marriott L.A. LIVE                     Platinum Ballroom, Salon A-C                     900 W Olympic Blvd.                     Los Angeles, CA 90015 TO RSVP: Please contact Joseph Rendeiro via email at jrendeiro@nclr.org. Reporters with current press credentials can register to attend for free at http://nclr.emsreg.com/nclr14/public/mediaregistration.aspx.  ###                  
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Rep. Luis Gutiérrez To Join 2014 NCLR Annual Conference To Highlight Need For Immigration Solutions

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez To Join 2014 NCLR Annual Conference To Highlight Need For Immigration Solutions

July 16, 2014
The current humanitarian emergency at the U.S. border with children fleeing violence from Central America has once again placed immigration at the center of a national debate as lawmakers attempt to work toward a solution. While advocates are calling on lawmakers to provide relief for these children, 11 million aspiring Americans still need relief as well, as House Republican leadership has failed to act on immigration reform.
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NCLR and Latino Decisions to Release New Poll On Latino Attitudes About Economy, Jobs and Housing

NCLR and Latino Decisions to Release New Poll On Latino Attitudes About Economy, Jobs and Housing

July 15, 2014
In the wake of the damaging recession, Latino workers and entrepreneurs are helping to fuel the resurgence of the American economy. But even though they are the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce, Hispanics still struggle with a number of economic issues related to poverty, unemployment and housing.
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NCLR Study Notes Barriers To Latino Health

NCLR Study Notes Barriers To Latino Health

July 15, 2014
In a report released today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) examines the challenges faced by millions of Latinos who live with one or more chronic conditions that affect their daily lives. “An Inside Look at Chronic Disease and Health Care among Hispanics in the United States” documents a high rate of chronic disease and obesity among the Latinos surveyed, with nearly half of those with a chronic condition reporting their health as poor to fair. The study found that even though Latinos are accessing health care, they still confront many barriers—including affordability, immigration status and language—to maintaining their health and managing their chronic diseases. Of those surveyed, 25 percent had visited a hospital emergency room in the past 12 months, which is costly and cannot take the place of regular access to medical care for those with chronic conditions.
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Estudio Del NCLR Señala Barreras A La Buena Salud Para Los Hispanos

Estudio Del NCLR Señala Barreras A La Buena Salud Para Los Hispanos

July 15, 2014
En un informe publicado hoy, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) examina los desafíos que enfrentan los millones de hispanos que viven con una o más condiciones crónicas de salud que afectan su vida cotidiana. El estudio "An Inside Look at Chronic Disease and Health Care among Hispanics in the United States" puso de manifiesto el alto porcentaje de enfermedades crónicas y obesidad entre los hispanos encuestados, ya que casi la mitad de ellos padecen de enfermedades crónicas clasificaron su estado de salud como pobre o aceptable. El estudio reveló que a pesar de que los hispanos tienen acceso a la atención médica, todavía enfrentan numerosos obstáculos vinculados a la asequibilidad de seguros médicos, estatus migratorio e idioma, para que puedan mantener un buen estado de salud y manejar bien sus enfermedades crónicas. De los encuestados, el 25 por ciento había visitado una sala de emergencias de un hospital en los últimos 12 meses; hecho que resulta siendo costoso y no puede reemplazar el acceso regular de atención médica que necesitan las personas con condiciones crónicas de salud.
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Hundreds of Volunteers To Mark NCLR Community Service Day

Hundreds of Volunteers To Mark NCLR Community Service Day

July 14, 2014
On Friday, July 18, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will partner with Bank of America and two local members of the NCLR Affiliate Network—Youth Policy Institute (YPI) and AltaMed Health Services—to bring together hundreds of volunteers for a day of community service. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Berendo Middle School and Monseñor Oscar Romero Charter School.
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Cientos de Voluntarios Celebrarán El Día De Servicio Comunitario Del NCLR

Cientos de Voluntarios Celebrarán El Día De Servicio Comunitario Del NCLR

July 14, 2014
El viernes 18 de julio, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) se unirá a Bank of America y a dos miembros locales de la Red de Afiliados del NCLR –Instituto de Política Juvenil (YPI, por sus siglas en inglés) y Servicios de Salud de AltaMed– para reunir a cientos de voluntarios en un día de servicio comunitario. El evento tendrá lugar de 9:00 AM a 1:30 PM en la escuela secundaria de Berendo y la escuela Charter Monseñor Oscar Romero.
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Education Tops Issue Agenda at 2014 NCLR Annual Conference

Education Tops Issue Agenda at 2014 NCLR Annual Conference

July 11, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host its 2014 Annual Conference from July 19 through July 22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where improving the state of Latino education will be a central topic of discussion. California is home to the nation’s largest Latino population, and young Hispanics represent the majority of students enrolled in the state’s public schools.
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Dora y sus Amigos de Nickelodeon y Presidenta del NCLR abrirán el Expo Nacional del NCLR 2014

Dora y sus Amigos de Nickelodeon y Presidenta del NCLR abrirán el Expo Nacional del NCLR 2014

July 11, 2014
Janet Murguía, Presidenta y CEO del Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en inglés), se unirá a líderes comunitarios y a populares personajes infantiles en la ceremonia de apertura del corte de cinta de la Exposición Nacional NCLR 2014® para la Familia Latina que se llevará a cabo el sábado 19 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones de Los Ángeles. Dora y sus amigos actuarán como los embajadores oficiales de esta Exposición, uno de los eventos más grandes del país que enfoca recursos y actividades para la familia hispana en donde más de 200 expositores exhibirán sus productos y servicios.
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NCLR to Convene Summit on Youth Leadership and Advocacy

NCLR to Convene Summit on Youth Leadership and Advocacy

July 11, 2014
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will bring together 300 young Latino leaders from across the county at the 2014 Líderes Summit, held July 19–22 in conjunction with the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Participants include high school and college students as well as young professionals, ages 14–26, who want to strengthen their leadership potential and learn how to become effective advocates in their communities.
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Latino Health a Key Topic at 2014 NCLR Annual Conference

Latino Health a Key Topic at 2014 NCLR Annual Conference

July 10, 2014
Medical caregivers, health educators, nutritionists, government officials and others dedicated to providing Latinos with information and resources to live healthy lives will be among the community leaders and activists who gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference. Health-related workshops will focus on activities and best practices to reach the Hispanic community with bicultural, bilingual information to help them access medical care, eat well and exercise to maintain a healthy weight, get life-saving preventative screenings, and manage chronic diseases effectively.
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Nickelodeon’s Dora & Friends Join NCLR at 2014 National Latino Family Expo® Ribbon-Cutting Ceremo

Nickelodeon’s Dora & Friends Join NCLR at 2014 National Latino Family Expo® Ribbon-Cutting Ceremo

July 10, 2014
anet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), will join community leaders and popular children’s characters to open the 2014 National Latino Family Expo® at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 19, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Dora and her friends will serve as the official ambassadors for the Expo, one of the largest events in the country focused on resources and activities for the Latino family, with more than 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services.
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NCLR to Host Town Hall on Boosting Latino Student Success in New York

NCLR to Host Town Hall on Boosting Latino Student Success in New York

July 09, 2014
This Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., NCLR, the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. and the New York Urban League will host the second in a three-part series of town halls and educational forums focused on improving the state of education within the Latino community.
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NCLR to Release Report on Chronic Disease Among Latinos

NCLR to Release Report on Chronic Disease Among Latinos

July 09, 2014
On Tuesday, July 15, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host a telephonic press conference to release a report that examines the challenges in preventing and managing chronic diseases in the Latino community.
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El NCLR Publica Informe Sobre las Enfermedades Crónicas entre los Latinos

El NCLR Publica Informe Sobre las Enfermedades Crónicas entre los Latinos

July 09, 2014
El martes, 15 de julio, a la 1:00 PM tiempo del este (EDT), el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) llevará a cabo una conferencia telefónica de prensa para dar a conocer un informe que examina los retos que la comunidad latina enfrenta en la prevención y el tratamiento de las enfermedades crónicas.
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Technology and Innovation Take Center Stage at 2014 NCLR Annual Conference

Technology and Innovation Take Center Stage at 2014 NCLR Annual Conference

July 08, 2014
California is an international hub of innovation, with Silicon Valley serving as the epicenter of the technology sector. It is also home to the largest Hispanic population in the United States. With an unprecedented opportunity to connect both audiences, the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo® will challenge attendees to “Think. Create. Aspire.” as Conference explores how technology can drive social change in the lives of America’s Latinos.
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As the Civil Rights Act Turns 50, We Celebrate Its Accomplishments & Recognize the Work Still Ahead

As the Civil Rights Act Turns 50, We Celebrate Its Accomplishments & Recognize the Work Still Ahead

July 03, 2014
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, a monumental achievement that set our nation on a new path toward greater equality, fairness and justice for all.
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While GOP House Leaders Abandon Ship, Latino and AAPI Communities Keep Score

While GOP House Leaders Abandon Ship, Latino and AAPI Communities Keep Score

July 01, 2014
With House Republican leadership throwing away the best chance in recent decades to reform the immigration system, national Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander groups are renewing their combined pledge to inform their communities of Congress’ failure to do its job. Final scores of all 435 House members regarding votes and inaction on immigration reform are being tabulated and will be released in late July for nationwide distribution.
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GOP’s Refusal to Advance Immigration Reform Leaves No Other Alternative—President Must Act

GOP’s Refusal to Advance Immigration Reform Leaves No Other Alternative—President Must Act

June 30, 2014
In the wake of Speaker John Boehner’s remarks that he will not permit the House of Representatives to vote on immigration reform this year, President Obama announced earlier today that he will use his executive authority to fix our broken immigration system and provide some relief to the millions of aspiring Americans facing the constant threat of deportation.
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On Immigration, NCLR Warns House Leadership, “Be Part of the Solution, or Own the Problem”

On Immigration, NCLR Warns House Leadership, “Be Part of the Solution, or Own the Problem”

June 26, 2014
One year ago, the U.S. Senate passed the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744),” a historic piece of bipartisan legislation designed to overhaul our nation’s outdated immigration system. Responding to the will of the American people, who overwhelmingly support immigration reform, Republicans and Democrats came together to reach a compromise that included a much-needed path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
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