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NCLR Announces New Leadership in Key Positions

NCLR Announces New Leadership in Key Positions

December 03, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that Dr. Margaret R. (Peggy) McLeod has joined the organization as its new Deputy Vice President of Education and Workforce Development.
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Global Boycott of Hyatt Hotels Ended Thanks to Strong New Agreement

Global Boycott of Hyatt Hotels Ended Thanks to Strong New Agreement

November 26, 2013
After reaching an agreement with Hyatt Hotels, UNITE HERE, the union representing Hyatt workers, has ended the global boycott of the hotel chain which NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) joined earlier this year.
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Thanksgiving Puts Safety Concerns of Turkey Consumers and Poultry Workers Front and Center

Thanksgiving Puts Safety Concerns of Turkey Consumers and Poultry Workers Front and Center

November 21, 2013
As millions of Americans sit down for Thanksgiving dinner this November, most don’t think about what it takes for a turkey to make it from the farm to the table. But consumers may want to take a closer look, particularly if a proposed regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) moves forward.
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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía: “Congress Has Window of Opportunity to Regain Public Trust”

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía: “Congress Has Window of Opportunity to Regain Public Trust”

November 20, 2013
Today, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined Sens. Robert Menendez (D–NJ), Chair of the Hispanic Task Force; Barbara Mikulski (D–MD), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee; and Patty Murray (D–WA), Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, on a telephonic town hall to discuss the ongoing budget negotiations in Congress.
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Press Briefing to Highlight Risks of Proposed USDA Rule to Turkey Product Consumers, Poultry Workers

Press Briefing to Highlight Risks of Proposed USDA Rule to Turkey Product Consumers, Poultry Workers

November 19, 2013
A proposed regulation sitting on the Secretary of Agriculture’s desk could substantially change the way turkeys get from the farm to the Thanksgiving table—for the worse.
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Janet Murguía Joins Senators for Discussion on Budget Negotiations

Janet Murguía Joins Senators for Discussion on Budget Negotiations

November 19, 2013
On Wednesday, November 20, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), will participate in a tele-town hall organized by the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, in which participants will discuss budget negotiations in Congress and the effects on the Latino community.
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White House Taps Debo Adegbile to Lead Civil Rights Division at Department of Justice

White House Taps Debo Adegbile to Lead Civil Rights Division at Department of Justice

November 18, 2013
The White House announced last week that President Obama will nominate Debo P. Adegbile, Senior Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, to serve as the next Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Department of Justice.
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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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