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NCLR DECRIES DEFEAT OF “REBUILD AMERICA JOBS ACT,” A CRITICAL STEP TO HELP NATION’S UNEMPLOYED

NCLR DECRIES DEFEAT OF “REBUILD AMERICA JOBS ACT,” A CRITICAL STEP TO HELP NATION’S UNEMPLOYED

November 04, 2011
Washington—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) expressed its profound disappointment that, despite the need to make critical investments to spur job growth and lay the foundation for future national economic prosperity, the U.S. Senate failed yesterday to pass the “Rebuild America Jobs Act” (S. 1769), a provision of President Obama’s American Jobs Act that could have potentially put millions of Americans back to work.
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TOWN HALL TO ADDRESS LATINOS, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND MEDICARE

TOWN HALL TO ADDRESS LATINOS, SOCIAL SECURITY, AND MEDICARE

November 02, 2011
Hundreds of Boston-area Latino seniors will make their voices heard during a bilingual community town hall on Social Security and Medicare. As the congressional super committee readies its proposal to reduce the federal deficit, concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled.
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LATINOS DE RIVERSIDE COUNTY SE UNEN CONTRA LOS POSIBLES RECORTES AL PROGRAMA DE SEGURO SOCIAL

LATINOS DE RIVERSIDE COUNTY SE UNEN CONTRA LOS POSIBLES RECORTES AL PROGRAMA DE SEGURO SOCIAL

November 01, 2011
Perris, Calif.—En el foro municipal que tomo lugar hoy en Perris se reunieron líderes comunitarios y personas de mayor edad preocupados por la posibilidad de que el Congreso de EE.UU. reduzca las modestas prestaciones del Seguro Social de las que dependen para gran parte de sus ingresos.
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RIVERSIDE COUNTY LATINOS UNITE AGAINST PROSPECT OF  CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM

RIVERSIDE COUNTY LATINOS UNITE AGAINST PROSPECT OF CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM

November 01, 2011
Perris, Calif.—A town hall forum held in Perris today brought together Latino seniors and community leaders who are concerned that the U.S. Congress may reduce the modest Social Security benefits that they rely on for most of their income and health care.
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Minority Groups Bear the Brunt of Super Committee Decisions

Minority Groups Bear the Brunt of Super Committee Decisions

October 28, 2011
As the United States transitions to a “majority-minority” population over the next three decades, prominent health and income security groups say the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and other members of Congress must take into account how changes to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will affect communities of color, a population that is growing and increasingly economically insecure.
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Minorías sufren las decisiones del supercomité  sobre el Seguro social, medicare y medicaid

Minorías sufren las decisiones del supercomité  sobre el Seguro social, medicare y medicaid

October 26, 2011
A medida que los Estados Unidos se transforma en una población de “mayoría-minoría” en las próximas tres décadas, los grupos prominentes para la protección de la salud y los ingresos dicen que el Comité Conjunto Selecto para la reducción del déficit y otros miembros del Congreso deben considerar cómo los cambios al Seguro Social, Medicare y Medicaid afectarán a las comunidades de color, una población que está creciendo y es cada vez más insegura económicamente.
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Minority Groups Bear Brunt of Super Committee Decisions about Social Security,Medicare & Medicaid

Minority Groups Bear Brunt of Super Committee Decisions about Social Security,Medicare & Medicaid

October 25, 2011
As the United States transitions to a “majority-minority” population over the next three decades, prominent health and income security groups say the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and other Members of Congress must take into account how changes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will affect communities of color, a population that is growing and increasingly economically insecure.
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La escuela Camino Nuevo Charter Academy celebrará la renovación de su biblioteca

La escuela Camino Nuevo Charter Academy celebrará la renovación de su biblioteca

October 25, 2011
La escuela Camino Nuevo Charter Academy será la anfitriona de una celebración comunitaria para inaugurar su biblioteca recientemente renovada el 28 de octubre a la 1:30 PM. La celebración se llevará a cabo en la escuela, ubicada en 697 S. Burlington Avenue en Los Angeles. Durante la apertura del evento el Sr Zacarías Hernández, presidente del Site Based Council; el Sr. Phillip Lance, fundador de la escuela; el Sr. Sean Holiday, director de la escuela; y un representante de una sucursal local de Lowe’s serán los oradores frente a la audiencia que asista a la inauguración.
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Camino Nuevo Charter Academy to Host Community Celebration of Renovated Library

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy to Host Community Celebration of Renovated Library

October 25, 2011
The Camino Nuevo Charter Academy will host a community celebration at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28 to unveil its newly renovated school library. The celebration will take place at the school, located at 697 S. Burlington Avenue in Los Angeles. Remarks will be made by Zacarias Hernandez, President of the Site Based Council; Phillip Lance, School Founder; Sean Holiday, school principal; and a representative from the local Lowe’s branch.
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LA Forum Unites Diverse Communities against Prospect of Cuts-Only Approach to Social Security Reform

LA Forum Unites Diverse Communities against Prospect of Cuts-Only Approach to Social Security Reform

October 19, 2011
A town hall meeting in Los Angeles today brought together national advocates, local leaders, and seniors from the Black, Hispanic, and Asian American communities who are concerned that Congress may cut Social Security benefits that keep millions of Americans out of poverty. A panel of experts emphasized the need to modernize Social Security to ensure the program’s long-term solvency and improve benefits for the growing population of workers and families of color who are more vulnerable to economic instability and far less likely to have generational wealth than White families.
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El foro de los ángeles une a comunidades diversas contra un enfoque de sólo recortes

El foro de los ángeles une a comunidades diversas contra un enfoque de sólo recortes

October 19, 2011
Hoy, en una reunión municipal en Los Ángeles se congregaron defensores nacionales, líderes locales, y personas de mayor edad de las comunidades hispana, afroamericana y asiática de Estados Unidos que están preocupadas por los recortes que el Congreso pueda realizar a las prestaciones del Seguro Social que mantienen a millones de estadounidenses fuera de la pobreza. Un panel de expertos enfatizó la necesidad de modernizar el Seguro Social, para garantizar la solvencia del programa a largo plazo y mejorar las prestaciones para una población creciente de trabajadores y familias de color que son más vulnerables a la inestabilidad económica y menos propensos a tener riqueza generacional que las familias blancas.
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NCLR & Feeding America Address Latino Hunger & Nutrition at Hill Briefing Sponsored By Rep. Joe Baca

NCLR & Feeding America Address Latino Hunger & Nutrition at Hill Briefing Sponsored By Rep. Joe Baca

October 18, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, and Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, will hold a briefing on Capitol Hill about the alarming rates of hunger and obesity in the Latino community and the efforts being made to improve food security and nutrition through policy changes and innovative programs. The briefing, to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, is being sponsored by Representative Joe Baca (CA–43), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture, which has oversight of critical federal nutrition programs.
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NCLR Applauds Injunction of Alabama’s Shameful and Unconstitutional School Provision

NCLR Applauds Injunction of Alabama’s Shameful and Unconstitutional School Provision

October 14, 2011
Today, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a mixed message when it handed down its decision to block enforcement of some of the more troubling provisions related to school enrollment in Alabama’s HB 56 while upholding the law’s notorious “papers please” provision.
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Las Vegas Town Hall Seeks Opportunities for the Latino Workforce in Clean Energy

Las Vegas Town Hall Seeks Opportunities for the Latino Workforce in Clean Energy

October 13, 2011
A town hall forum held in Las Vegas today brought together members of the Latino community and representatives of local business, labor, and workforce development to discuss clean energy as a possible piece of a plan to put Nevadans back to work. Participants in the forum hosted by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the Clean Energy Project (CEP) expressed frustration with the ongoing unemployment crisis and listened with interest as the panel—moderated by Nevada State Senator Ruben Kihuen—described the links between Nevada’s energy choices and job creation and the potential impacts on the Hispanic community.
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New Report Calls For Social Security Modernization Efforts

New Report Calls For Social Security Modernization Efforts

October 13, 2011
As the United States transitions to a "majority-minority" population over the next three decades, Social Security must be modernized to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and economically insecure workforce, according to a report released today by the Commission to Modernize Social Security, made up of national policy experts representing African American, Asian American, Latino and Native American communities.
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Los Angeles Town Hall to Address Concerns of Diverse Communities about Future of Social Security

Los Angeles Town Hall to Address Concerns of Diverse Communities about Future of Social Security

October 13, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza), Global Policy Solutions, the Insight Center for Community Economic Development (Insight), and Latinos for a Secure Retirement will partner with AltaMed Health Services Corporation to host a community forum at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 that will address the implications of Social Security reform for an increasingly diverse and economically insecure workforce. The event, which will be held at AltaMed Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)—Lincoln Heights, located at 2820 North Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, California, is open to the public and free of charge. Simultaneous interpreter services in Spanish and Chinese will be provided.
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Reunión municipal en los ángeles para dar voz a las preocupaciones de comunidades diversas sobre e

Reunión municipal en los ángeles para dar voz a las preocupaciones de comunidades diversas sobre e

October 13, 2011
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), Global Policy Solutions, el Insight Center for Community Economic Development (Insight), y Latinos por un Retiro Seguro (LSR) se asociarán con AltaMed Health Services Corporation para presentar un foro comunitario el miércoles 19 de octubre del 2011 a las 3:00 PM. En el foro se hablará sobre cuales son algunas de las implicaciones de la reforma del Seguro Social debido a una fuerza laboral cada vez más diversa e insegura económicamente. El evento, que será en el centro de AltaMed Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)-en la ciudad de Lincoln Heights y está ubicado en 2820 North Figueroa Street en Los Ángeles, California, está disponible al público y el evento es gratuito. Habrá traducciones simultáneas en español y chino.
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Passage of California Dream Act an Essential Investment in the State’s Youth

Passage of California Dream Act an Essential Investment in the State’s Youth

October 12, 2011
On Saturday, Oct. 9, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the second half of the California Dream Act, offering undocumented immigrant students the opportunity to apply for state-funded financial aid. AB 131 will allow high-achieving immigrant students the chance to apply for CalGrants scholarships, enabling more young Californians to continue on to higher education. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) hails this landmark moment that many of our Affiliates worked toward diligently.
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Janet Murguía, President And CEO of NCLR, Named among Washington’s Most Powerful Women

Janet Murguía, President And CEO of NCLR, Named among Washington’s Most Powerful Women

October 07, 2011
Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), has earned a slot on the prestigious list of “Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” assembled by Washingtonian magazine. The complete list is published in the October edition of the magazine, which is holding a luncheon today for its honorees at the St. Regis Hotel in the District of Columbia.
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HB 56 A Devastating Blow To Alabama’s Classrooms

HB 56 A Devastating Blow To Alabama’s Classrooms

October 04, 2011
Last week, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) was outraged to learn that U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn upheld some of the most egregious provisions of Alabama’s HB 56, the strictest anti-immigrant law in the nation. Bucking the trend set by courts across the country, Blackburn let stand provisions that would bring racial profiling into Alabama’s classrooms and undermine education.
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