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NCLR to Honor Advocates for America’s Hispanic Community At Its Annual Capital Awards Gala

NCLR to Honor Advocates for America’s Hispanic Community At Its Annual Capital Awards Gala

February 27, 2012
NCLR is hosting its twenty-fifth annual Capital Awards gala recognizing Democratic and Republican elected officials who have shown a consistent commitment to promoting legislation and public policies that benefit Hispanic Americans in their districts and throughout the country.
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TWELVE COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS JOIN NCLR’S AFFILIATE NETWORK

TWELVE COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS JOIN NCLR’S AFFILIATE NETWORK

February 23, 2012
Twelve new Affiliate members have recently joined the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate Network of grassroots organizations that work with the Latino community throughout the nation. These include Alliance for a Better Community in Los Angeles, Calif.; Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy in Ventura, Calif.; Centro LatinoAmericano in Eugene, Ore.; Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization in Denver, Colo.; GOAL Academy in Westminster, Colo.; KIPP San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas; Mission Economic Development Agency in San Francisco, Calif.; Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. in Ontario, Calif.; Pine Manor Improvement Association Inc. in Fort Myers, Fla.; Poder Learning Center in Chicago, Ill.; The Accelerated School Community of Schools in Los Angeles, Calif.; and The Latino Housing Development Corporation in Buffalo, N.Y. With these new additions, NCLR now has 273 organizations across the United States that are Affiliate members.
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More Than 100 Local Students to Convene at Líderes Congreso on Youth Leadership

More Than 100 Local Students to Convene at Líderes Congreso on Youth Leadership

February 21, 2012
Alivio Medical Center and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will bring together more than 100 local youth on Saturday, February 25, for the convening of the “2012 Alivio Medical Center’s Leadership Youth Conference.”
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Congress Works Together to Keep the Economy Growing Without Harming Latino Children and Families

Congress Works Together to Keep the Economy Growing Without Harming Latino Children and Families

February 17, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) strongly applauds Congress for reaching a bipartisan agreement to extend the payroll tax cut for the rest of 2012, along with an extension of unemployment benefits, which together will stimulate job creation and help struggling families. And in a crucial victory for the Hispanic community, lawmakers agreed not to include a restriction to the Child Tax Credit that would have severely affected millions of hardworking, taxpaying Latino families and their children.
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Local Children Ask Senators to Think Twice About Cutting Child Tax Credit

Local Children Ask Senators to Think Twice About Cutting Child Tax Credit

February 10, 2012
On Thursday, February 9, children from CASA de Maryland, the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, and Mary’s Center traveled to Capitol Hill to visit a number of senators who will decide the fate of the Child Tax Credit.
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Settlement with Top Mortgage Service Providers a Win for Struggling Homeowners

Settlement with Top Mortgage Service Providers a Win for Struggling Homeowners

February 09, 2012
In a major victory for struggling homeowners who fell victim to predatory lending and wrongful foreclosures, today the Obama administration and a coalition of state Attorneys General announced a $25 billion settlement with five of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers—Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and Ally Financial—providing much-needed aid to distressed homeowners.
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NCLR Invites Media for Discussion on Latino Impact

NCLR Invites Media for Discussion on Latino Impact

February 08, 2012
As the fastest-growing segment of the electorate, Latino voters are a key constituency that both Democrats and Republicans will court heavily throughout the 2012 elections.
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Local Children to Visit Conferees on Capitol Hill in Attempt to Preserve Child Tax Credit

Local Children to Visit Conferees on Capitol Hill in Attempt to Preserve Child Tax Credit

February 08, 2012
In order to pay for an extension of the payroll tax cut, Congress is currently debating eliminating access to the Child Tax Credit for taxpayers who use Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN).
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Two Hundred Houston High School Students to Convene at Líderes Congreso

Two Hundred Houston High School Students to Convene at Líderes Congreso

February 03, 2012
AAMA (Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans) and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will convene 200 student leaders on Monday, February 6, on the topic of “Youth Leadership: Looking Ahead on Immigration and Education.”
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NCLR Calls for Resignation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

NCLR Calls for Resignation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

February 02, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today called on Joe Arpaio to resign from his position as Sheriff of Maricopa County, representing the first national organization to join a growing chorus of local and state leaders and community activists to demand that Arpaio step down immediately. A U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report released in December documented the discriminatory practices carried out against Latinos by the sheriff’s office under his leadership.
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NCLR Pide La Renuncia Del Jefe De Policia Joe Arpaio

NCLR Pide La Renuncia Del Jefe De Policia Joe Arpaio

February 02, 2012
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) pidió hoy que Joe Arpaio renuncie su puesto como jefe de policía del condado de Maricopa, representando la primera organización nacional que se une a un coro de líderes locales y activistas comunitarios para exigir que Arpaio renuncie de inmediato. Un informe del Departamento de Justicia (DOJ) de Estados Unidos publicado en diciembre documentó las prácticas discriminatorias contra los latinos de la comisaría bajo su mando.
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NCLR to Address Latino Community’s Concerns with Sherriff Arpaio at Phoenix Press Conference

NCLR to Address Latino Community’s Concerns with Sherriff Arpaio at Phoenix Press Conference

February 01, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will make a major announcement at a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11:00 a.m. MST to call on Arizonans to hold accountable the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), led by Joe Arpaio, for the pattern of discriminatory practices against Latinos as documented in a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report last month. The press conference will be held at Valle del Sol located at 3807 N 7th St. in Phoenix.
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Grupos De Derechos Civiles Instan Al Congreso A Conservar El Crédito Tributario Por Hijos

Grupos De Derechos Civiles Instan Al Congreso A Conservar El Crédito Tributario Por Hijos

January 31, 2012
Encaminados a la sesión legislativa 2012, los legisladores están proponiendo aumentar los impuestos a las familias latinas trabajadoras de bajos ingresos para pagar por la extensión del recorte al impuesto sobre la nómina. En lugar de pedirle a los estadounidenses más ricos que paguen la parte justa de impuestos, los legisladores proponen cortar el acceso al crédito tributario por hijos a los contribuyentes que utilizan el Número de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente (ITIN). El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) estima que más de cuatro millones de niños latinos y sus familias podrían perder este valioso crédito fiscal si se aprueban las propuestas actuales, lo cual los llevaría aún más a la pobreza.
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Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Preserve Child Tax Credit for Low-Income Latinos

Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Preserve Child Tax Credit for Low-Income Latinos

January 31, 2012
Heading into the 2012 legislative session, lawmakers are proposing to raise taxes on hardworking, low-income Latino families to pay for an extension of the payroll tax cut. Rather than asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share in taxes, legislators are proposing cutting off access to the Child Tax Credit for taxpayers who use Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN). NCLR (National Council of La Raza) estimates that more than four million Latino children and their families could lose out on this valuable tax credit if current proposals pass, pushing them further into poverty.
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NCLR Destaca la Necesidad de Proteger el Crédito Tributario por Hijos Para los Inmigrantes

NCLR Destaca la Necesidad de Proteger el Crédito Tributario por Hijos Para los Inmigrantes

January 30, 2012
Según se reanudan las negociaciones sobre el presupuesto en el Capitolio, una vez más, los legisladores proponen el recorte del crédito tributario de los hijos a millones de contribuyentes inmigrantes elegibles.
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NCLR Lauds CFPB for New Remittance Regulations

NCLR Lauds CFPB for New Remittance Regulations

January 27, 2012
Standing behind American consumers, on January 20 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it will implement the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, providing enhanced protection and disclosure to consumers who send money to other countries.
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Civil Rights Organizations Hail Creation of Financial Crimes Task Force

Civil Rights Organizations Hail Creation of Financial Crimes Task Force

January 27, 2012
Earlier today, the Obama administration fulfilled a promise made during the State of the Union address, announcing the creation of a new financial crimes task force to investigate those responsible for misconduct contributing to the financial crisis.
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Changes to Medicare Could Jeopardize Health Care Access for Vulnerable Latinos

Changes to Medicare Could Jeopardize Health Care Access for Vulnerable Latinos

January 26, 2012
With more discussion of budget cuts, lawmakers have begun floating policy proposals that would substantially reshape or cut back on health programs critical to vulnerable Latinos, such as Medicare and Medicaid. According to a statistical brief released today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the Medicare program provides health coverage for not only Latino seniors, but also more than one million disabled and seriously ill Hispanic children and working-age adults.
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Fairness, Equality, and Shared Responsibility: State of the Union a Promising Start

Fairness, Equality, and Shared Responsibility: State of the Union a Promising Start

January 25, 2012
Applauding President Obama’s themes of economic fairness and shared responsibility during his State of the Union address, Janet Murguía, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO, challenges Congress and the administration to enact commonsense policies that not only strengthen the middle class, but also ensure that economic mobility is achievable for hardworking Latinos.
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Las Próximas Primarias de Florida Son Primordiales Para El Voto Latino

Las Próximas Primarias de Florida Son Primordiales Para El Voto Latino

January 24, 2012
Con la carrera republicana en marcha por la nominación de su candidato presidencial, Florida, una vez más, jugará un papel crucial en la elección del candidato del partido.
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