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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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NCLR: Cinco maneras en las que debemos ayudar a los jóvenes latinos para que tengan éxito

NCLR: Cinco maneras en las que debemos ayudar a los jóvenes latinos para que tengan éxito

March 12, 2015
En un foro dedicado a la juventud latina que se llevó a cabo al mediodía, la Dra. Patricia Foxen, directora adjunta de investigación del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), presentó su estudio más reciente titulado “Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words” (La resiliencia de la juventud latina: en sus propias palabras). Este estudio se enfoca en las historias de esos jóvenes hispanos de segunda generación que lidiaron con la pobreza, discriminación o desvinculación y que superaron esos obstáculos para convertirse en seres productivos que contribuyen a la sociedad.
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NCLR: Five Ways We Must Help Latino Youth Achieve Success

NCLR: Five Ways We Must Help Latino Youth Achieve Success

March 11, 2015
At a noon forum today focused on Latino youth, Dr. Patricia Foxen, Deputy Director of Research at NCLR (National Council of La Raza), introduced her recently authored study, “Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words,” which focuses on the stories of young, second-generation American Latinos who struggled to cope with poverty, discrimination or disengagement but overcame those obstacles to become productive, contributing members of society.
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NCLR and Community Leaders Demand Republicans Reject Extremist Colleagues’ Actions on Immigration

NCLR and Community Leaders Demand Republicans Reject Extremist Colleagues’ Actions on Immigration

March 06, 2015
On Wednesday, leaders from NCLR (National Council of La Raza), its national Affiliate Network of community-based organizations and its youth Líderes Congreso joined together to denounce the continued pursuit of an anti-immigrant agenda and attacks on President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration.
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NCLR President Janet Murguía:  “Republicans Have Allowed Extreme Voices To Become The Mainstream”

NCLR President Janet Murguía:  “Republicans Have Allowed Extreme Voices To Become The Mainstream”

March 06, 2015
During the keynote address at the 2015 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards gala, NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía warned the Republican Party about the political consequences of their rhetoric and policies that are adversely affecting not only the Latino community, but the entire nation’s best interests.
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NCLR’s Youth Summit and Monumental Scholars Project Expand Opportunities for Latino Students

NCLR’s Youth Summit and Monumental Scholars Project Expand Opportunities for Latino Students

March 04, 2015
On March 4–6 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host visiting Escalera Program participants from throughout the country during the Escalera Summit and Líderes Congreso, a part of the 2015 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days. Since its inception in 2001, the NCLR Escalera Program has worked to improve educational and career outcomes for Latinos. Conceived to address the lack of culturally relevant program models that meet the specific challenges faced by many Latino students, the program provides resources to boost high school graduation rates and postsecondary enrollments, ultimately assisting young Latinos in carving out a successful career path.
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Sen. Booker and Frank Sharry Honored at 2015 NCLR Capital Awards

Sen. Booker and Frank Sharry Honored at 2015 NCLR Capital Awards

March 03, 2015
Hundreds of leaders in the corporate, legislative and advocacy communities joined together at the 28th annual NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards gala to honor Sen. Cory Booker (D–N.J.) and America’s Voice Founder and Executive Director Frank Sharry for their work in improving the lives of Latinos.
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NCLR Condemns House Judiciary Proposals that Would Harm Millions of American Families

NCLR Condemns House Judiciary Proposals that Would Harm Millions of American Families

March 03, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has begun a two-day markup of four immigration-related bills designed to attack immigrant and Latino families and deny due process to child refugees.
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NCLR and NHLA: Continued Delay of Fair Pay for Home Care Workers Is an Injustice

NCLR and NHLA: Continued Delay of Fair Pay for Home Care Workers Is an Injustice

February 27, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) joined civil rights and women’s rights groups to file an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit supporting the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulation to extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers.
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NCLR Les Da La Bienvenida a Seis Organizaciones Latinas Que Se Unen a La Red De Afiliados

NCLR Les Da La Bienvenida a Seis Organizaciones Latinas Que Se Unen a La Red De Afiliados

February 27, 2015
Hoy, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) anunció que seis organizaciones comunitarias se han unido a la red de afiliados del NCLR cuyos miembros trabajan con la comunidad latina en todo el país; las organizaciones son: Con Mi Madre en Austin, Tex.; Connect Familias en Miami, Fla.; Esperanza Health Centers en Chicago, Ill.; Neighborhood Housing Services of San Antonio, Inc. en San Antonio, Tex.; VOCES en Battle Creek, Mich.; y Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools (YPICS) en Los Angeles, Calif.
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NCLR National Affiliate Network Welcomes Six New Latino Community Organizations

NCLR National Affiliate Network Welcomes Six New Latino Community Organizations

February 27, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced the addition of six community-based organizations to its Affiliate Network. The new members joining the existing network of nonprofit providers that work with the Latino community throughout the nation include Con Mi MADRE in Austin, Texas; ConnectFamilias in Miami, Fla.; Esperanza Health Centers in Chicago, Ill.; Neighborhood Housing Services of San Antonio, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas; Voces in Battle Creek, Mich.; and Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools (YPICS) in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Sen. Booker and Frank Sharry to Be Honored at 2015 NCLR Capital Awards Gala

Sen. Booker and Frank Sharry to Be Honored at 2015 NCLR Capital Awards Gala

February 26, 2015
The 28th annual NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards gala, which recognizes elected officials who promote legislation and public policies that benefit Hispanic Americans, will honor Sen. Cory Booker (D–N.J.) for his work to reform the nation’s juvenile justice system. This year, Sen. Booker is expected to reintroduce bipartisan legislation, the “REDEEM Act,” which will help end the school-to-prison pipeline for young Latinos and give nonviolent criminals a better chance to find employment after they have served their sentences.
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NCLR Supports U.S. Justice Department’s Actions to Prevent Harm to Millions of American Families

NCLR Supports U.S. Justice Department’s Actions to Prevent Harm to Millions of American Families

February 23, 2015
Earlier today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked for an emergency stay of the preliminary injunction blocking implementation of immigration deferred action policies by the Department of Homeland Security.
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NCLR Releases Latino Education Brief as Congress Debates Future of ESEA

NCLR Releases Latino Education Brief as Congress Debates Future of ESEA

February 23, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Congress continues to debate reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released Latinos in New Spaces: Emerging Trends and Implications for Federal Education Policy, a statistical brief providing insight into the state of Latino education. Latinos represent the fastest-growing segment of the nation’s student body population; by 2023 they will represent almost 30 percent of all students enrolled in U.S. schools.
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NCLR: Ruling Out of Texas Will Not Prevail

NCLR: Ruling Out of Texas Will Not Prevail

February 17, 2015
Yesterday, a federal district judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the implementation of immigration relief programs created through executive action.
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NCLR Tele-Town Hall Urges People to Enroll in Health Coverage as ACA Open Enrollment Deadline Nears

NCLR Tele-Town Hall Urges People to Enroll in Health Coverage as ACA Open Enrollment Deadline Nears

February 12, 2015
housands of people participated yesterday in a tele-town hall hosted by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and learned about enrolling in health coverage available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The tele-town hall was held to encourage everyone eligible to sign up for a health plan before the ACA open enrollment deadline on Sunday, February 15.
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Just Days Before Enrollment Deadline, Families Sign Up for Health Care Plans At Free Community Event

Just Days Before Enrollment Deadline, Families Sign Up for Health Care Plans At Free Community Event

February 09, 2015
A free community event yesterday sponsored by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), Hispanic Unity of Florida and the National Hispanic Council on Aging offered Miami residents information and assistance for health care enrollment. Participants learned about the health insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA); navigators were available to assist with online enrollment and to help review plans and costs.
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NCLR: President’s Budget Makes Critical Investments in Latino Families

NCLR: President’s Budget Makes Critical Investments in Latino Families

February 03, 2015
Yesterday, President Obama laid out his proposed 2016 budget, which would effectively repeal sequestration while providing more funding for critical programs that help middle- and low-income families. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) supports the president’s proposal and encourages Congress to pass a budget that targets communities that have yet to feel the benefits of the economic recovery.
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NCLR Announces 2015 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

NCLR Announces 2015 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

January 22, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that 15 stellar educators from California, Colorado, Utah, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Missouri, Texas and Washington, D.C. were selected from a competitive pool of applicants as the 2015 Fellows and Master Fellows for the National Institute for Latino School Leaders (NILSL).
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NCLR on State of the Union: Nation is Moving in the Right Direction; Congress Should Not Backtrack

NCLR on State of the Union: Nation is Moving in the Right Direction; Congress Should Not Backtrack

January 21, 2015
In response to last night’s State of the Union address, in which President Obama highlighted the progress American families have made over the past two years thanks to a recovering economy, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), has called on policymakers to continue expanding opportunities for hard-working families and protect programs that have improved the lives of millions of Latinos.
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