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Kansas’s Latino Leaders to Join Together, Urge Growing Latino Population to Vote

Kansas’s Latino Leaders to Join Together, Urge Growing Latino Population to Vote

October 17, 2014
The more than 120,000 voters who make up Kansas’s Latino electorate are poised to play a deciding role in the state’s tight races for U.S. Senate and governor. As it stands, the margin of victory in both races is currently less than the total percentage of Latino voters in the state. However, to make a difference, Latinos must show up on Election Day.Join NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and its Kansas City Affiliate El Centro as they call on Kansas’s Latino community to get out the vote.
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The 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards® Was a Star-Studded Showcase of America’s Latino Talent

The 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards® Was a Star-Studded Showcase of America’s Latino Talent

October 14, 2014
Leading Latina actress and activist Eva Longoria returned as co-host of the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards,” joined again by actor and television personality Mario Lopez. The barrier-breaking awards show, a National Hispanic Heritage Month event that celebrates America’s favorite Latinos in the entertainment industry, television, film and music, sponsored by Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo, was broadcast live on MSNBC as a one-hour prime-time special on Friday, October 10, at 10 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. PDT and will continue to feature complementary programming on mun2 and on digital platforms including Telemundo.com.
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Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez Copatrocinarán La Presentación de los “Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR®”

Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez Copatrocinarán La Presentación de los “Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR®”

October 10, 2014
Se ha confirmado la actuación de otros increíbles talentos que se agregan a la lista de estrellas en la presentación de los Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR. Este evento coincide con el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana, que será televisado en vivo en MSNBC y mun2, para celebrar en los Estados Unidos las celebridades latinas favoritas en la industria del entretenimiento, la televisión, el cine y la música. El nuevo anuncio sobre este evento incluyen los siguientes participantes:
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New Poll Shows Hispanic Voters in Florida Enthusiastic About Election, But Undecided in Gov. Race

New Poll Shows Hispanic Voters in Florida Enthusiastic About Election, But Undecided in Gov. Race

October 10, 2014
On the eve of the Florida gubernatorial debate between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist, a poll commissioned by NCLR and the NCLR Action Fund demonstrates that 37 percent of Latino voters in Florida are still undecided about whom they will cast their ballot for in the race for governor.
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Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-Host the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards”

Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-Host the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards”

October 08, 2014
More incredible talent have been added to the star-powered roster for the 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards.
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Amid Delay in Federal Wage Protections for Home Care Workers, NCLR Urges Swift Implementation

Amid Delay in Federal Wage Protections for Home Care Workers, NCLR Urges Swift Implementation

October 07, 2014
Late today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will delay enforcement of minimum wage and home care protections for nearly two million home care workers, 21 percent of whom are Latino.
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NCLR: Latino Voters Will Decide Key Races this Election Cycle

NCLR: Latino Voters Will Decide Key Races this Election Cycle

October 01, 2014
Earlier this week, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) convened a panel discussion to highlight the power of the Latino vote and the potentially game-changing role that Hispanic voters will play in the upcoming midterm elections.
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NCLR Applauds Minimum Wage Hike for Employees of Federal Contractors

NCLR Applauds Minimum Wage Hike for Employees of Federal Contractors

October 01, 2014
Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized a rule to boost the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. The rule fulfills an executive order that President Obama announced in his State of the Union Address last January, which was enthusiastically cheered by NCLR (National Council of La Raza).
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Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez Copatrocinarán los “Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR®”

Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez Copatrocinarán los “Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR®”

September 30, 2014
Eva Longoria, la aclamada actriz, activista y productora latina volverá a presentar los "Premios ALMA 2014 del NCLR" junto con el actor y celebridad de televisión Mario López. El espectáculo se transmitirá simultáneamente en vivo por MSNBC y mun2 en horario estelar el viernes 10 de octubre 2014, a las 10 pm (hora del Este) y 7 pm (horario del Pacífico). Al terminar esa presentación seguirá el programa "Después de los premios ALMA con Alex Wagner" en MSNBC a las 11 pm (hora del Este) y 20:00 p.m. (hora del Pacífico).
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Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-Host the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards®”

Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-Host the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards®”

September 30, 2014
Acclaimed Latina actress, advocate and producer Eva Longoria will be gracing the stage once again with television personality and actor Mario Lopez to co-host the “2014 NCLR ALMA Awards.” The ground-breaking awards show will simulcast live on MSNBC and mun2 as a one-hour prime-time special on Friday, October 10, 2014, at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, followed by “After the ALMAs with Alex Wagner,” live on MSNBC at 11 p.m. EST/8 p.m. PST.
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NCLR Applauds Gov. Brown for Signing Sentencing Reform Bill

NCLR Applauds Gov. Brown for Signing Sentencing Reform Bill

September 30, 2014
Earlier this week, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010), legislation that will help end sentencing disparities for communities of color who frequently face harsher penalties within California’s justice system.
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NCLR Applauds Nomination of Maria Echaveste as U.S. Ambasador to Mexico

NCLR Applauds Nomination of Maria Echaveste as U.S. Ambasador to Mexico

September 19, 2014
NCLR applauded the announcement that President Obama is nominating Maria Echaveste as the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
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Rate of Latinos Without Health Insurance Drops Slightly, but Wide Gap Remains

Rate of Latinos Without Health Insurance Drops Slightly, but Wide Gap Remains

September 19, 2014
Recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that between 2012 and 2013 the number of uninsured Latinos declined slightly, from 15.6 million to 15.3 million, or by about 300,000 individuals
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Tasa de Pobreza en la Comunidad Latina Disminuye Mientras que la Ansiedad Financiera Sigue Elevada

Tasa de Pobreza en la Comunidad Latina Disminuye Mientras que la Ansiedad Financiera Sigue Elevada

September 17, 2014
Hoy, La Oficina del Censo publicó información que demuestra que el esfuerzo de trabajo de los hispanos se ha traducido en ingresos más altos y niveles más bajos de pobreza.
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Latino Poverty Declines While Household Financial Anxiety Remains High

Latino Poverty Declines While Household Financial Anxiety Remains High

September 16, 2014
Earlier today, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data showing that Latinos’ hard work is translating into higher income and lower poverty. There were 900,000 fewer Latinos, including 500,000 fewer Latino children, living in poverty in 2013 compared to the previous year. However, wide disparities remain. The Latino poverty rate remains high at 23.5 percent for 2013, nearly twice the national poverty rate of 14.5 percent.
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Declaración de la Presidenta del NCLR Janet Murguía sobre la Decision del Presidente Obama

Declaración de la Presidenta del NCLR Janet Murguía sobre la Decision del Presidente Obama

September 08, 2014
Hoy, el Presidente Obama anuncio que no tomaría acción administrativa sobre la política de inmigración hasta después de las elecciones de noviembre. Según reportajes, oficiales de la Casa Blanca han señalado que miembros del partido demócrata habían expresado su preocupación con el impacto que podría tener un anuncio antes de las elecciones y por esta razón la Casa Blanca decidió esperar.
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NCLR Statement on President Obama’s Decision to Delay Relief to Millions of Families

NCLR Statement on President Obama’s Decision to Delay Relief to Millions of Families

September 06, 2014
Today, President Obama announced that administrative action on immigration will be delayed until after the November elections. In news reports, White House officials cited Democrats’ concerns about the impact of executive action on the party’s electoral prospects as the reason for the delay.
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Texas’ Rejection of Medicaid Expansion Leaves State’s Families, Economy Vulnerable

Texas’ Rejection of Medicaid Expansion Leaves State’s Families, Economy Vulnerable

August 19, 2014
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held an afternoon press conference to announce the findings of the NCLR report, “Closing the Health Care Coverage Gap in Texas: A Latino Perspective.” The report details the negative impact of not expanding Medicaid in Texas, particularly its effects on Latinos, who represent 50 percent of the state’s uninsured.
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NCLR Señala El Aniversario De Daca E Insta Al Presidente A Tomar Medidas Adicionales

NCLR Señala El Aniversario De Daca E Insta Al Presidente A Tomar Medidas Adicionales

August 15, 2014
Hoy hace dos años que la administración Obama empezó con la implementación del programa Acción Diferida para los Jóvenes Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés), una iniciativa que otorga protección temporal a los jóvenes indocumentados que han crecido en este país.
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NCLR Marks Anniversary of DACA While Urging President to Take Additional Action

NCLR Marks Anniversary of DACA While Urging President to Take Additional Action

August 15, 2014
Two years ago today, the Obama administration began implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an initiative to grant temporary relief to undocumented youth who have grown up in the United States.
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