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NCLR y el Latino Economic Development Center lanzan el programa “manejo de efectivo”

NCLR y el Latino Economic Development Center lanzan el programa “manejo de efectivo”

August 22, 2012
Para administrar exitosamente sus finanzas, las familias deben tener no sólo acceso a servicios bancarios, sino también la información y educación para poder comprenderlos bien.
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NCLR and the Latino Economic Development Center Launch the ‘Effective Money Management’ Program

NCLR and the Latino Economic Development Center Launch the ‘Effective Money Management’ Program

August 22, 2012
In order to manage their finances successfully, families need not only access to banking services but the information and education to understand them.
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Alabama’s Heinous School Provision Struck Down by Federal Court

Alabama’s Heinous School Provision Struck Down by Federal Court

August 21, 2012
Yesterday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta struck down major portions of the anti-immigrant laws passed in Alabama and Georgia, including a provision requiring Alabama public school officials to determine the immigration status of enrolling students. In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070, a federal court once again rejected these states’ attempts to take federal law into their own hands.
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NCLR y East L.A. Community Corporation lanzan el programa “manejo de efectivo”

NCLR y East L.A. Community Corporation lanzan el programa “manejo de efectivo”

August 21, 2012
Para administrar exitosamente sus finanzas, las familias deben tener no sólo acceso a servicios bancarios, sino también la información y educación para poder comprenderlos bien.
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NCLR and East LA Community Corporation Launch ‘Effective Money Management’ Program

NCLR and East LA Community Corporation Launch ‘Effective Money Management’ Program

August 20, 2012
In order to manage their finances successfully, families need not only access to banking services but the information and education to understand them. Latinos are one of the most un- and underbanked communities in the nation, often experiencing barriers to the range of financial services—from something as basic as opening a checking account to understanding how to apply for a home mortgage. To help bridge this gap, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) are joining together to launch the Effective Money Management program to provide one-on-one financial coaching and information about banking products to qualified low- and moderate-income individuals in the East Los Angeles region.
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NCLR Outraged by Gov. Brewer’s Response to Deferred Action

NCLR Outraged by Gov. Brewer’s Response to Deferred Action

August 16, 2012
Yesterday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order to deny young undocumented immigrants the opportunity to apply for driver’s licenses.
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NCLR Decries Decision to Allow Pennsylvania Voter ID Law to Take Effect

NCLR Decries Decision to Allow Pennsylvania Voter ID Law to Take Effect

August 16, 2012
In response to yesterday’s ruling, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) denounced the decision by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson to allow Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law to take effect despite growing concerns that the law will unfairly disenfranchise minority voters. Opponents of this legislation were seeking a preliminary injunction to block the law from taking effect before Election Day.
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NCLR Telephonic Briefing to Discuss Importance of Investment in Early Childhood Education

NCLR Telephonic Briefing to Discuss Importance of Investment in Early Childhood Education

August 15, 2012
As the nation’s children head back to school and as we edge closer to the 2012 November elections, NCLR will host a timely telephonic briefing for media to discuss new research that highlights the impact of high-quality early learning for Latino children and what elected officials can do to help improve students’ chances for future success.
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NCLR Encourages DREAMers to Begin Appyling for “Deferred Action” Program Today

NCLR Encourages DREAMers to Begin Appyling for “Deferred Action” Program Today

August 15, 2012
Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting requests for deferred action from undocumented youth who meet certain criteria.
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NCLR Responds to AT&T’s “No Text on Board—Pledge Day” Announcement

NCLR Responds to AT&T’s “No Text on Board—Pledge Day” Announcement

August 15, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) commended AT&T for its leadership on a critical issue that acutely affects the Latino community: texting and driving.
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¿Por qué los candidatos presidenciales no hablan sobre la crises de vivienda de estados unidos?

¿Por qué los candidatos presidenciales no hablan sobre la crises de vivienda de estados unidos?

August 09, 2012
Desafortunadamente para millones de estadounidenses, incluyendo a las comunidades de color, las familias trabajadoras y las personas de mayor edad, la crisis de vivienda sigue causando estragos en la economía de EE.UU.
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Why Aren’t the Presidential Candidates Talking About America’s Housing Crisis?

Why Aren’t the Presidential Candidates Talking About America’s Housing Crisis?

August 08, 2012
Unfortunately for millions of Americans, including communities of color, working families, and seniors, the housing crisis continues to wreak havoc on the U.S. economy.
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NCLR and Partner Groups Urge Hispanic Voters to Get Inolved

NCLR and Partner Groups Urge Hispanic Voters to Get Inolved

August 01, 2012
Today, NCLR, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Progress Florida, South Florida Jobs with Justice, Catalyst Miami, Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), and other local partner groups held a public town hall meeting to provide potential voters with important information related to recent changes in voting procedures.
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New National Survey: Nearly 90 Percent of Latino Voters Support Clean Energy

New National Survey: Nearly 90 Percent of Latino Voters Support Clean Energy

August 01, 2012
The Sierra Club and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced a new national survey today,
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NCLR Backs Geithner in Call to Reconsider Principal Reduction for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

NCLR Backs Geithner in Call to Reconsider Principal Reduction for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

July 31, 2012
Earlier today, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Edward DeMarco announced that he will not allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to use targeted principal reductions in their loan modification programs for borrowers at risk of foreclosure. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is deeply disappointed in this decision and firmly stands with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as he asks the FHFA to reconsider the use of principal reduction, which has clear benefits for struggling homeowners, the housing market, and taxpayers.
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NCLR y organizaciones cívicas convocan foro sobre la importancia del voto

NCLR y organizaciones cívicas convocan foro sobre la importancia del voto

July 31, 2012
Con la aproximación de la primaria de la Florida programada para el 14 de agosto y a pocos meses antes de la elección general de noviembre, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés), el ACLU, Progress Florida, South Florida Jobs with Justice, Catalyst Miami, Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), y otras organizaciones hermanas patrocinarán un foro público para subrayar cambios importantes que impactarán como los floridanos votan este año.
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Best Buy Children’s Foundation and NCLR Make College a Reality for Winners of National Essay Contest

Best Buy Children’s Foundation and NCLR Make College a Reality for Winners of National Essay Contest

July 31, 2012
The Best Buy Children’s Foundation and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced the recipients of the sixth NCLR–Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program.
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Best Buy Children’s Foundation y el NCLR Distribuyen Becas a Estudiantes Latinos

Best Buy Children’s Foundation y el NCLR Distribuyen Becas a Estudiantes Latinos

July 31, 2012
El Best Buy Children’s Foundation y el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron los ganadores de su sexto concurso de NCLR–Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program (Programa NCLR-Best Buy de Becas para Líderes Emergentes).
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NCLR and Civic Partner Organizations to Hold Voter Education Town Hall

NCLR and Civic Partner Organizations to Hold Voter Education Town Hall

July 30, 2012
With Florida’s August 14 primary nearing and just months from the November general election, NCLR, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Progress Florida, South Florida Jobs with Justice, Catalyst Miami, Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), and other local partner groups will host a public town hall discussion to highlight important, yet not widely known, changes that will affect how Floridians vote this year.
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NCLR Mourns Passing of Iconic Latina Actress Lupe Ontiveros

NCLR Mourns Passing of Iconic Latina Actress Lupe Ontiveros

July 27, 2012
NCLR was saddened to learn of the passing earlier today of Lupe Ontiveros, an award-winning actress with more than 150 films and TV shows to her credit and also a longtime community activist. Ontiveros passed away at the age of 69 after a brief battle with liver cancer.
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