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NCLR: Relief Delayed is Relief Denied to Millions Families and to Our Country

NCLR: Relief Delayed is Relief Denied to Millions Families and to Our Country

May 19, 2015
In late 2014, President Obama announced he would take executive action to extend deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants through the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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El NCLR y Wells Fargo Ayudan a los Latinos a Seguir Carreras en el Sector Financiero

El NCLR y Wells Fargo Ayudan a los Latinos a Seguir Carreras en el Sector Financiero

May 13, 2015
El Consejo Nacional de la Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy un nuevo programa plurianual de desarrollo de la fuerza laboral en asociación con Wells Fargo. El propósito de este programa es generar interés en las carreras del sector de servicios financieros y alentar a los latinos de la generación del milenio a seguirlas. El programa, “Los latinos de la generación del milenio en carreras y estudios universitarios”, proporciona a los jóvenes latinos de la generación del milenio que van a ingresar en la fuerza laboral una variedad de herramientas, recursos e información valiosa necesarios para emprender carreras y potencialmente conseguir empleo en el área de servicios financieros.
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NCLR and Wells Fargo Help Latinos Pursue Careers in Financial Services

NCLR and Wells Fargo Help Latinos Pursue Careers in Financial Services

May 13, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today announced a new, multiyear workforce development program in partnership with Wells Fargo to raise awareness about careers in financial services, encouraging Latino millennials to apply. The program, Latino Millennials in College and Careers, provides young Latinos entering the workforce a range of tools, resources and information needed to pursue careers and potentially gain employment in financial services.
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NCLR Releases Latino Agenda, Highlights Risk of Ignoring Latino Electorate’s Priorities

NCLR Releases Latino Agenda, Highlights Risk of Ignoring Latino Electorate’s Priorities

May 12, 2015
Today, at a briefing for reporters with representatives from Latino Decisions and the Center for American Progress, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) released “Investing in Our Future: A Latino Policy Agenda for the 114th Congress,” a comprehensive look at issues and legislation that affect the Latino community and recommendations for action at the federal and state levels.
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NCLR Report Finds Latinos in California Least Likely to Have a Workplace Retirement Plan

NCLR Report Finds Latinos in California Least Likely to Have a Workplace Retirement Plan

May 06, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), with support from The Prudential Foundation, released a report, “Enhancing Latino Retirement Readiness in California.” The report found that compared to other racial/ethnic groups, Latinos in California are the least likely to work for an employer that offers a retirement plan. The report also revealed that even among Latinos who have access to a plan at work, participation and savings are relatively low.
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Los Latinos en California Tienen Menos Probabilidades de Tener un Plan de Jubilación en Su Trabajo

Los Latinos en California Tienen Menos Probabilidades de Tener un Plan de Jubilación en Su Trabajo

May 06, 2015
Hoy, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en inglés) con el apoyo de Prudential Foundation, publicó el informe "Enhancing Latino Retirement Readiness in California"(Cómo Preparar Mejor a los Latinos que se Jubilan en California). El informe reveló que en comparación con otros grupos raciales y étnicos, los latinos de California son los que tienen menos probabilidades de trabajar para un empleador que les ofrezca un plan de jubilación.
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NCLR Partners to Help Close Achievement Gaps for Young Men of Color

NCLR Partners to Help Close Achievement Gaps for Young Men of Color

May 04, 2015
Earlier today, President Obama spoke at the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance), a nonprofit that aims to help close the achievement gap for young men of color.
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Forty Percent of Latinos Would See a Raise Under New Minimum Wage Proposal

Forty Percent of Latinos Would See a Raise Under New Minimum Wage Proposal

April 30, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauded Senator Patty Murray (D–Wash.) and Representative Bobby Scott (D–Va.) for introducing the “Raise the Wage Act,” which would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020.
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Expertos Forman un Panel Sobre Nuevos Enfoques Para Preparar a Los Hispanos Para Su Jubilación

Expertos Forman un Panel Sobre Nuevos Enfoques Para Preparar a Los Hispanos Para Su Jubilación

April 29, 2015
Nuestra nación enfrenta una crisis inminente relacionada con la jubilación. Más de la mitad de todos los estadounidenses que trabajan en la actualidad no están preparados para tener una jubilación que sea financieramente segura. Los latinos, que conforman la mayor parte del crecimiento de la fuerza laboral entre 2010 y 2050, representan más de la mitad de los siete millones de californianos que trabajan para empleadores que no ofrecen ningún plan de jubilación.
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Leading Experts to Hold Panel on New Approaches to Preparing Latinos for Retirement

Leading Experts to Hold Panel on New Approaches to Preparing Latinos for Retirement

April 28, 2015
Our nation faces a looming retirement crisis. More than half of all working-age Americans are unprepared for a financially secure retirement. Latinos, who are projected to account for most of the growth in the American workforce between 2010 and 2050, make up more than half of the seven million Californians who work for employers that do not offer a retirement plan.
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Hundreds of Volunteers from NCLR and Comcast NBCUniversal Partner to Improve Communities Nationwide

Hundreds of Volunteers from NCLR and Comcast NBCUniversal Partner to Improve Communities Nationwide

April 23, 2015
NCLR (The National Council of La Raza) and Comcast NBCUniversal will team up on Saturday, April 25 to make change happen at projects across the country as part of Comcast Cares Day, Comcast’s companywide celebration of their year-round commitment to volunteerism. Together, NCLR and Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers will work on 16 projects with local NCLR community organizations.
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NCLR Will Head to Orlando in 2016 to Host Largest Annual National Gathering of Latino Leaders

NCLR Will Head to Orlando in 2016 to Host Largest Annual National Gathering of Latino Leaders

April 22, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced the selection of Orlando, Fla., as the host of the 2016 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo®. The NCLR Annual Conference is the nation’s largest annual gathering of leaders, advocates, elected officials, business executives and change-makers whose work impacts the Latino community. The National Latino Family Expo is one of the largest events in the country focused on resources and activities for the Latino family, averaging 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services.
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New Peer Support Program Handbooks Help Communities Meet Healthcare Challenges

New Peer Support Program Handbooks Help Communities Meet Healthcare Challenges

April 22, 2015
Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) announced the release of two essential guides to enable accelerated implementation and scale-up of peer support programs in order to meet global healthcare challenges.
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Cuando Se Trata del Seguro Social, Vale Esperar

Cuando Se Trata del Seguro Social, Vale Esperar

April 21, 2015
Los latinos en los estados unidos están viviendo más años que nunca. De hecho, los latinos americanos tienen un promedio de esperanza de vida más altos que sus compañeros blancos o negros en el país. Con la buena fortuna de vivir una vida más larga también viene la necesidad de preparar para un retiro más largo. El Seguro Social provee seguridad económica crítica para los retirados quienes contribuyen parte de sus ingresos al sistema mientras que están en la fuerza laboral.
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When It Comes to Social Security, Waiting is Worth It

When It Comes to Social Security, Waiting is Worth It

April 21, 2015
Latinos in the United States are living longer than ever. In fact, Hispanic Americans have higher life expectancies than their Black and White counterparts.
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President Obama and Congress Make CHIP Reauthorization a Reality

President Obama and Congress Make CHIP Reauthorization a Reality

April 17, 2015
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), among other things.
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NCLR Applauds Bipartisan Effort On Education Bill; Remains Concerned About Accountability

NCLR Applauds Bipartisan Effort On Education Bill; Remains Concerned About Accountability

April 17, 2015
Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted unanimously to send the “Every Child Achieves Act” to the Senate floor. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds the leadership of Chairman Lamar Alexander (R–TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D–WA) on their bipartisan work in moving the bill this far.
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NCLR Welcomes Task Force Recommendations Aimed at Supporting Immigrant Integration

NCLR Welcomes Task Force Recommendations Aimed at Supporting Immigrant Integration

April 15, 2015
Yesterday, the Task Force on New Americans issued its first report to President Obama, recommending ways that the federal government can more effectively support the successful integration of new Americans. As part of the president’s executive actions announced last November to address the nation’s broken immigration system, the Task Force was formed to recommend federal strategies that will strengthen communities and maximize the contributions of immigrants, who today represent nearly one-fifth of the U.S. labor force. The Task Force solicited input from a wide array of stakeholders, including NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and its vast Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations throughout the United States.
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NCLR: ESEA Bill An Encouraging Step Forward, But More Needs To Be Done

NCLR: ESEA Bill An Encouraging Step Forward, But More Needs To Be Done

April 09, 2015
This week Sens. Patty Murray (D–Wash.) and Lamar Alexander (R–Tenn.) unveiled the “Every Child Achieves Act,” a bipartisan bill aimed at overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Since its passage in 1965, ESEA has played a key role in guiding educational resources and providing support for students in the nation’s most vulnerable communities. The new proposal aims to update the current iteration of ESEA, known as No Child Left Behind, which expired in 2007.
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NCLR Joins Amicus Brief Asking Court to Allow Implementation of President’s Immigration Actions

NCLR Joins Amicus Brief Asking Court to Allow Implementation of President’s Immigration Actions

April 07, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined 153 civil, labor and immigrant rights groups in an amicus brief in support of two Department of Homeland Security programs that will strengthen families, national security and the economy by allowing millions of immigrants to apply for relief from deportation. The brief was one among several supporting the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), which are currently blocked by a federal district court.
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