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NCLR Workforce Development Program Recognized Among Best in the Nation

NCLR Workforce Development Program Recognized Among Best in the Nation

November 18, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that Philanthropedia, a division of Guide Star, has selected NCLR as one of 15 outstanding nonprofits in the workforce development field.
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NCLR Applauds Senate for Passing ENDA

NCLR Applauds Senate for Passing ENDA

November 07, 2013
In a 64 to 32 vote, today the Senate passed S. 815, the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA),” a bill to help prevent workplace discrimination against LGBT employees.
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NCLR Announces 2013-2014 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

NCLR Announces 2013-2014 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

November 05, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that ten educators from California, Colorado, Minnesota and Utah were selected from a competitive pool of applicants as the 2013–2014 Fellows for the NILSL (National Institute for Latino School Leaders).
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NCLR Anuncia los Becados 2013-2014 para el Instituto Nacional de Líderes Escolares Latinos

NCLR Anuncia los Becados 2013-2014 para el Instituto Nacional de Líderes Escolares Latinos

November 05, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza, por sus siglas en inglés) se complace en anunciar que diez educadores de California, Colorado, Minnesota y Utah fueron elegidos como becados 2013-2014 del National Institute for Latino School Leaders (NILSL).
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NCLR Disappointed at Senate’s Failure to Confirm Mel Watt as FHFA Director

NCLR Disappointed at Senate’s Failure to Confirm Mel Watt as FHFA Director

November 01, 2013
Yesterday, the Senate failed to pass the procedural vote needed to confirm Rep. Mel Watt (D–NC) as President Obama’s choice to lead the FHFA (Federal Housing Finance Agency). As an advocate for fairness in housing, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is disappointed by this setback.
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With Major Cuts to SNAP Set to Take Effect, NCLR Warns Congress Against Further Reductions

With Major Cuts to SNAP Set to Take Effect, NCLR Warns Congress Against Further Reductions

November 01, 2013
Today, families who rely on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps, will see a substantial reduction in benefits as an automatic $5 billion cut in the program is set to take effect.
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NCLR: Civil Rights Groups Have Once Again Turned the Tide on Discrimination in Alabama

NCLR: Civil Rights Groups Have Once Again Turned the Tide on Discrimination in Alabama

October 31, 2013
Earlier this week, Alabama officials agreed to a settlement with civil rights groups resulting in the permanent blockage of the major provisions in HB 56, the state’s racial profiling “papers, please” law.
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César Millán se une a la campaña “haga la differencia” de NCLR

César Millán se une a la campaña “haga la differencia” de NCLR

October 31, 2013
El Consejo Nacional de la Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) se enorgullece en dar la bienvenida a César Millán, conocida celebridad en el mundo televisivo internacional por su especialidad como entrenador de perros y sus conocimientos sobre el comportamiento de caninos.
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Cesar Millan Joins NCLR’s “Be the Difference” Campaign

Cesar Millan Joins NCLR’s “Be the Difference” Campaign

October 31, 2013
NCLR is proud to welcome celebrity dog behaviorist and international television personality Cesar Millan as he lends his voice for the official launch of the “Be the Difference” campaign.
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NCLR Applauds Confirmation of Katherine Archuleta as Director of the Office of Personnel Management

NCLR Applauds Confirmation of Katherine Archuleta as Director of the Office of Personnel Management

October 31, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today hailed the long-awaited confirmation of Katherine Archuleta as Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Ms. Archuleta was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with strong bipartisan support in a 62–36 vote.
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NCLR Commends Rep. Denham for Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation in the House

NCLR Commends Rep. Denham for Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation in the House

October 28, 2013
Over the weekend, Rep. Jeff Denham (R–Calif.) became the first Republican in the House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 15, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” a bill that would overhaul the nation’s outdated immigration system and provide an earned path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.
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NCLR Echoes President’s Call to Pass Immigration Reform this Year

NCLR Echoes President’s Call to Pass Immigration Reform this Year

October 24, 2013
Today, President Obama, in remarks at the White House to a group of business, faith, labor and civil rights leaders that included NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía, called on Congress to resume work on a solution to fix our country’s broken immigration system.
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NCLR Highlights Critical Role of Intensified Latino ACA Enrollment Outreach Efforts

NCLR Highlights Critical Role of Intensified Latino ACA Enrollment Outreach Efforts

October 23, 2013
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) was joined by MHP (Migrant Health Promotion) of Weslaco, Texas, and Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center of Union City, Calif., two members of its vast national Affiliate Network, at an afternoon press briefing focused on Latino enrollment in the health insurance plans available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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NCLR Señala Importancia de Esfuerzo Aumentado para Llevar Información a los Latinos sobre la ACA

NCLR Señala Importancia de Esfuerzo Aumentado para Llevar Información a los Latinos sobre la ACA

October 23, 2013
Hoy, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en inglés) se unió al MHP de Welasco, Texas y el Centro de Salud Tiburcio Vazquez de Union City, California, dos miembros del NCLR Red de Grupos Afiliados, en una rueda de prensa donde se discutió el estatus de las inscripciones de los latinos en los planes de seguro médico que ahora son accesibles bajo la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA).
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Inscripción de Latinos en Mercado de Seguro de Salud Tema de Discusión en Rueda de Prensa del NCLR

Inscripción de Latinos en Mercado de Seguro de Salud Tema de Discusión en Rueda de Prensa del NCLR

October 21, 2013
Este miércoles, 23 de octubre a las 1:00 p.m., NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) y varios grupos de la Red de Afiliados del NCLR participarán en una rueda de prensa para discutir como los latinos han progresado en estas semanas iniciales de inscripción abierta en el mercado de seguro médico.
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NCLR and Affiliates to Discuss Latino Health Insurance Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act

NCLR and Affiliates to Discuss Latino Health Insurance Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act

October 21, 2013
This Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 1:00 p.m., NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will be joined by several members of its network of Affiliate organizations for a telephonic press briefing to discuss how Latinos have fared during the first few weeks of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Local Students to Convene at Houston Líderes Congreso on Youth Safety and Community

Local Students to Convene at Houston Líderes Congreso on Youth Safety and Community

October 17, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) will bring together about 100 Latino youth from the Houston area on Friday, Oct. 18, for the 2013 NCLR Líderes Congreso Youth Safety and Community Summit.
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Estudiantes Latinos de Houston Participarán en Congreso de Líderes

Estudiantes Latinos de Houston Participarán en Congreso de Líderes

October 17, 2013
La Asociación para el Avance de los mexicano-americanos (AAMA, por sus siglas en inglés) y NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) reunirá a 100 jóvenes latinos de Houston, el viernes, 18 de octubre, en una convocatoria llamada “2013 NCLR Líderes Congreso Youth Safety and Community Summit.”
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NCLR se Une a la Semana Nacional de Acción Hispana para la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible

NCLR se Une a la Semana Nacional de Acción Hispana para la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible

October 16, 2013
Hoy, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) anuncia un esfuerzo vigorizado para promover la inscripción de los latinos en los nuevos planes de seguro médico disponibles como resultado de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA por sus siglas en inglés).
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NCLR Joins National Hispanic Week of Action to Boost Latino Health Insurance Enrollment Under ACA

NCLR Joins National Hispanic Week of Action to Boost Latino Health Insurance Enrollment Under ACA

October 16, 2013
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is announcing a reinvigorated effort to get Latinos enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act through its ¡Inscríbete! (Enroll) campaign. NCLR is joining the efforts of the National Hispanic Week of Action, to be held Oct. 21–28, which is a concentrated effort to promote the benefits of the Affordable Care Act among the nation’s largest group of uninsured Americans.
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