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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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¡FUERZA!  Stronger Economy, Stronger Latino Workers

¡FUERZA!  Stronger Economy, Stronger Latino Workers

October 03, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host its second annual Workforce Development Forum in Chicago at the DoubleTree Hotel Magnificent Mile on Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12. More than 400 people are expected to unite to discuss current topics related to the Chicago area and the nation’s Latino workers.
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¡Fuerza!  economía más fuerte, trabajadores  latinos más fuertes

¡Fuerza!  economía más fuerte, trabajadores latinos más fuertes

October 03, 2011
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) será el anfitrión de su segundo foro anual sobre el Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral en Chicago, en el hotel DoubleTree Magnificent Mile, los días martes 11 y miércoles 12 de octubre. Se espera que se unan a este foro más de 400 personas para tratar los temas actuales que afectan el sector laboral de Chicago y a los trabajadores latinos de la nación.
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NCLR Reacts to Proposal to Waive Requirements Under the No Child Left Behind

NCLR Reacts to Proposal to Waive Requirements Under the No Child Left Behind

September 23, 2011
Today, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took a bold step to reform our nation’s public schools by offering states the opportunity to improve their education systems in exchange for relief from complying with provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The proposal would put responsibility for achieving the goals of NCLB—to improve teacher quality, close achievement gaps, and ensure that every single child in America is afforded a quality education—squarely on the states.
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Miami Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

Miami Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

September 21, 2011
A town hall forum held in Miami today brought together Latino seniors and community leaders who are concerned that the U.S. Congress may reduce the modest Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits that they rely on for most of their income and health care. Seniors who attended the forum hosted by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), AARP, and the Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) coalition voiced their opposition to potential cuts and told representatives of these groups about how reduced benefits could affect them and their families.
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Latinos de Miami se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

Latinos de Miami se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

September 21, 2011
En el foro municipal que tomo lugar hoy en Miami 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, Medicare, y Medicaid de las que dependen para gran parte de sus ingresos y cuidados de salud. Las personas de mayor edad que asistieron al foro, presentado por el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), AARP, y coalición Latinos para una Jubilación Segura (LSR, por sus siglas en inglés), expresaron su oposición a los recortes potenciales, y les dijeron a los representantes de estos grupos cómo estos recortes les podría afectar a ellos y a sus familias.
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Weak Economy a Key Factor in Growing Poverty among Hispanics Throughout 2010

Weak Economy a Key Factor in Growing Poverty among Hispanics Throughout 2010

September 14, 2011
Data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal significant increases in poverty among Latinos during 2010, reflecting the weak economic recovery and continuing unemployment crises, according to new analysis by NCLR (National Council of La Raza). These data show the need to focus sharply on policies that improve the economy and reduce joblessness while helping people most affected by unemployment weather the storm.
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Los premios ALMA® del NCLR, presentando a las estrellas más famosas del momento

Los premios ALMA® del NCLR, presentando a las estrellas más famosas del momento

September 14, 2011
Los premios ALMA® 2011 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), fue un evento estelar grabado el sábado 10 de septiembre en el Auditorio Cívico de Santa Mónica, y dio lugar a la noche más importante en la televisión dedicada al talento artístico latino. El programa de la entrega de premios se transmitirá en NBC este viernes 16 de septiembre de 8:00 a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT).
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Foro comunitario tratará el tema del seguro social

Foro comunitario tratará el tema del seguro social

September 14, 2011
En respuesta a la creciente amenaza de posibles recortes al programa del Seguro Social, un programa conjunto, que provee una red de seguridad financiera a muchos ancianos y personas discapacitadas en el país, NCLR (El Consejo Nacional de la Raza), Latinos por un Retiro Seguro (LSR) y AARP llevarán a cabo un foro abierto sobre la importancia del programa para miles de familias hispanas y para el estado de la Florida. El foro, que será conducido en español, comenzará a las 10:00am el miércoles, 21 de septiembre, en el Dade County Auditorium, ubicado en 2901 W. Flagler St. en Miami. El evento es gratuito y abierto al público, y contará con la participación del Alcalde Tomas Regalado, y panelistas de NCLR, AARP, y el Consejo Laboral para el Desarrollo Latino Americano, como también otros expertos en el tema.
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Town Hall to Address Latinos and Social Security

Town Hall to Address Latinos and Social Security

September 14, 2011
As concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR), and AARP will host a town hall on Social Security and its importance to Latino families and the state of Florida. The Spanish-language forum will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Dade County Auditorium, located at 2901 W. Flagler St. in Miami. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Mayor Tomas Regalado and speakers from NCLR, AARP, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and others.
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The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®, Featuring Today’s Hottest Stars, Airs Friday, September 16 On NBC

The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®, Featuring Today’s Hottest Stars, Airs Friday, September 16 On NBC

September 13, 2011
The 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards taped a star-studded event on Saturday, September 10 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, delivering the biggest night on television showcasing Latinos. The awards program will air this Friday, September 16, 8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.
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Additional Talent Added To All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®

Additional Talent Added To All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®

September 09, 2011
Bolstering the packed all-star lineup, NCLR is pleased to announce that Pitbull and Gloria Estefan will perform at the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards®. Danny Trejo, Michael Trevino, Lauren Vélez, and Tristan Wilds will also join the long list of stars who will present at the only English-language Latino awards show on television.
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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía Applauds President Obama For Jobs Plan

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía Applauds President Obama For Jobs Plan

September 09, 2011
Calling President Obama’s speech on jobs a “welcome and necessary charge to Congress to tackle the unemployment crisis head on,” Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), urged leaders in Washington to enact policies that will directly create jobs in communities that are still reeling from the economic downturn.
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Florida at a Crossroads: Immigration Integration or Criminalization?

Florida at a Crossroads: Immigration Integration or Criminalization?

September 07, 2011
As the 2012 election nears, the issue of immigration reform will likely be a subject of intense debate. Several states throughout the nation, most notably Arizona and most recently Alabama, have passed controversial immigration measures that have severe civil rights implications. Several months ago, attempts to pass a similar bill in Florida failed; however, the federal government’s inability to pass a national reform bill will likely encourage proponents of the anti-immigrant bill to reignite their efforts during the next state legislative session.
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An All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA AWARDS® Announced

An All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA AWARDS® Announced

September 01, 2011
An all-star lineup for the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® was revealed today, which features Jessica Alba, Maria Celeste Arraras, Jake T. Austin, Benjamin Bratt, Maria Canals-Barrera, Cote de Pablo, David Henrie, Eva La Rue, Mario Lopez, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Peña, Aubrey Plaza, and Naya Rivera, as well as a live performance by Demi Lovato, for the one-hour prime time special airing Friday, September 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC. Additional presenters, performances, and talent will be announced shortly.
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