News Releases

Official updates from NCLR



What’s Good for Jan Brewer and Russell Pearce Is Bad for Arizona

What’s Good for Jan Brewer and Russell Pearce Is Bad for Arizona

November 18, 2010
Shameless demagoguery on the issue of immigration was part of the arsenal that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and State Senator Russell Pearce deployed in their election campaigns this year.
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National Leaders and DREAM Youth Urge Immediate Action on Bipartisan DREAM Act

National Leaders and DREAM Youth Urge Immediate Action on Bipartisan DREAM Act

November 18, 2010
The day after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced he will bring the DREAM Act to the floor, as a stand-alone measure, during the lame-duck session, DREAM-eligible youth joined national leaders at the National Press Club to call on Congress to pass the DREAM Act before the end of 2010.
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NCLR and National Leaders Outline Solutions to Hunger and Obesity Among Latino Children

NCLR and National Leaders Outline Solutions to Hunger and Obesity Among Latino Children

November 16, 2010
According to data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), for the third year in a row Latinos make up the largest share (38.2%) of American children living with hunger.
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National Groups Discuss Child Hunger and Obesity Within the Latino Community

National Groups Discuss Child Hunger and Obesity Within the Latino Community

November 15, 2010
New data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that for the third year in a row, Latino children are the hungriest in America.
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NCLR WINS PUBLIC HEALTH AWARD FOR PROGRAM EDUCATING LATINOS ABOUT OBESITY PREVENTION

NCLR WINS PUBLIC HEALTH AWARD FOR PROGRAM EDUCATING LATINOS ABOUT OBESITY PREVENTION

November 08, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today announced that the NCLR Institute for Hispanic Health received an award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) for an obesity prevention program geared toward the Latino community.
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Polling and Experts Make Clear: Latino Voters Showed Up & Saved the Senate for the Democrats

Polling and Experts Make Clear: Latino Voters Showed Up & Saved the Senate for the Democrats

November 04, 2010
On Press Call, Experts and Election Night Polling Answer How and Why Latinos Voted in Eight States
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HISPANIC REJECTION OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT CAMPAIGNING HELPS DEMOCRATS KEEP SENATE

HISPANIC REJECTION OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT CAMPAIGNING HELPS DEMOCRATS KEEP SENATE

November 03, 2010
Latino voters proved pivotal in several hotly contested midterm elections, including in Nevada, Colorado, and California, and likely helped Democrats retain their majority in the United States Senate.
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Latino Voters Show Up, Save the Senate for the Democrats

Latino Voters Show Up, Save the Senate for the Democrats

November 03, 2010
Polling Reveals How and Why Latinos Voted in Eight States
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LATINO VOTERS WILL PLAY A DECISIVE ROLE IN THE 2010 ELECTION

LATINO VOTERS WILL PLAY A DECISIVE ROLE IN THE 2010 ELECTION

October 28, 2010
Anti-immigrant and anti-Latino sentiment has potential to drive Latinos to the polls
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NCLR URGES PARTY LEADERS TO DENOUNCE NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN ADS

NCLR URGES PARTY LEADERS TO DENOUNCE NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN ADS

October 27, 2010
Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), sent letters today to Democratic National Committee Chairman Timothy Kaine and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, urging both Democrats and Republicans to denounce efforts to advance campaigns by scapegoating Latinos.
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NCLR APPLAUDS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S STAND AGAINST BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

NCLR APPLAUDS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S STAND AGAINST BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

October 26, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today commended the U.S. Department of Education and the Obama administration on the release of national guidelines that help determine when student bullying violates federal anti-discrimination laws.
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NCLR APPLAUDS DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE VICTORY IN “DEVILFISH” CASE

NCLR APPLAUDS DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE VICTORY IN “DEVILFISH” CASE

October 21, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, today hailed the U.S. Department of Justice’s victory in the ongoing “Devilfish” investigation.
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Latino Youth Remmain Hopeful for a Brighter Future Despite Anti-Latino Environment, Says NCLR Study

Latino Youth Remmain Hopeful for a Brighter Future Despite Anti-Latino Environment, Says NCLR Study

October 21, 2010
A study released today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, shows that Latino youth in the U.S. experience pervasive ethnic stereotyping in their daily lives by adults who could instead help their integration into mainstream society.
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“DON’T VOTE” ADS ARE UN-AMERICAN, SAYS NCLR

“DON’T VOTE” ADS ARE UN-AMERICAN, SAYS NCLR

October 20, 2010
Calling recent ads by Latinos for Reform an “affront to American civil rights and values,” NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía today urged Latinos to stand up and have their voices heard at the polls this November.
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An Urgent Challenge for our Nation: Improving the Economic Well-Being of Latino Kids

An Urgent Challenge for our Nation: Improving the Economic Well-Being of Latino Kids

October 15, 2010
A place at the table isn’t the goal—it’s a prerequisite to the goal,” said Cecilia Muñoz, deputy assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs, during a keynote address at an event sponsored by the Half in Ten campaign, the National Council of La Raza, and the Center for American Progress Action Fund this week on improving the economic well-being of Latino children.
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LATINO YOUTH AIM FOR AMERICAN DREAM DESPITE PERVASIVE DISCRIMINATION, SAYS NCLR STUDY

LATINO YOUTH AIM FOR AMERICAN DREAM DESPITE PERVASIVE DISCRIMINATION, SAYS NCLR STUDY

October 14, 2010
Recent news stories have brought attention to the impact that discrimination can have on young people as they struggle with issues of identity and belonging.
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OZOMATLI AND NCLR CALL ON LATINOS TO VOTE FOR RESPECT

OZOMATLI AND NCLR CALL ON LATINOS TO VOTE FOR RESPECT

October 14, 2010
New Ozomatli Song “Respeto” Available for Free Download at www.nclr.org and www.ozomatli.com
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NCLR to Host First-Ever Latino-Focused Workforce Development Conference in Chicago

NCLR to Host First-Ever Latino-Focused Workforce Development Conference in Chicago

October 07, 2010
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, will hold its 2010 Workforce Development Conference—“¡Listo! Preparing Latino Workers for the New Economy”—on Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 14 in Chicago, Illinois.
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ADVISORY: Improving the Economic Well-Being of Latino Kids

ADVISORY: Improving the Economic Well-Being of Latino Kids

October 07, 2010
In light of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a conversation on child poverty in the Latino community and why investment in this population is critical to our country's future.
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National Organizations Call on Latinos to Vote for Respect on November 2

National Organizations Call on Latinos to Vote for Respect on November 2

October 06, 2010
At a press conference today, a coalition of national Latino organizations issued an urgent call to Latino voters—who are likely to be key factors in several highly contested elections across the nation—to participate in the upcoming midterm election.
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