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Official updates from NCLR



Latino Youth to Convene in Los Angeles for Leadership Institute

Latino Youth to Convene in Los Angeles for Leadership Institute

October 02, 2013
On October 7–8, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will gather Latino youth in Los Angeles from cities across the nation including Los Angeles, Oakland, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; Houston, Tex.; Austin, Tex.; Lorain, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.; and Kansas City, Mo., to participate in an intensive forum focused on advocacy and leadership entitled “National CASA Institute: Fostering Leadership to Transform Latino Communities.”
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Juventud Latina se Reune en Los Angeles para Instituto de Liderazgo

Juventud Latina se Reune en Los Angeles para Instituto de Liderazgo

October 02, 2013
Del 7 al 8 de octubre, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés), reunirá en Los Angeles a jóvenes latinos de varias ciudades a través del país incluyendo a Los Angeles, Oakland, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; Houston, Tex.; Austin, Tex.; Lorain, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.; y Kansas City, Mo., para que participen en un foro intensivo de abogacía y liderazgo titulado: “National CASA Instutute: Fostering Leadership to Transform Latino Communities.”
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NCLR Insta a los Latinos Que Tomen Ventaja de la Oportunidad de Obtener Cobertura Médica

NCLR Insta a los Latinos Que Tomen Ventaja de la Oportunidad de Obtener Cobertura Médica

October 01, 2013
Hoy, millones de Latinos en el país tendrán la oportunidad de comprar seguro médico por primera vez gracias al comienzo del periodo de inscripción de los mercados de intercambio de seguro médico.
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NCLR Urges Latinos to Take Advantage of Historic Opportunity to Purchase Health Coverage

NCLR Urges Latinos to Take Advantage of Historic Opportunity to Purchase Health Coverage

October 01, 2013
Today, millions of Latinos across the country will be able to purchase health insurance for the first time as open enrollment begins in the new health insurance marketplaces.
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NCLR Applauds Nominations of Walter Ulloa and Amanda Perea Mahoney to Kennedy Center Board

NCLR Applauds Nominations of Walter Ulloa and Amanda Perea Mahoney to Kennedy Center Board

September 30, 2013
On the heels of the announcement that opera singer Martina Arroyo and legendary musician Carlos Santana will be recognized at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors, President Obama has appointed two accomplished Latinos to serve on the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Walter F. Ulloa, Chairman and CEO of Entravision Communications Corp., and Amanda Perea Mahoney, former Director of Galeria Amalia Mahoney, an art gallery in Chicago specializing in Latin American Art.
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Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-host the  “2013 NCLR ALMA Awards®”

Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-host the “2013 NCLR ALMA Awards®”

September 26, 2013
Leading Latina actress and activist Eva Longoria (ABC’s Desperate Housewives) will return as co-host of the “2013 NCLR ALMA Awards,” joined this year by actor and television personality Mario Lopez (Extra, FOX’s The X Factor).
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NCLR and ACLU to Host Community Roundtable: Immigration Reform and Benefits for Business

NCLR and ACLU to Host Community Roundtable: Immigration Reform and Benefits for Business

September 25, 2013
On Friday, September 27, 2013, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and ACLU of Sand Diego and Imperial Counties (American Civil Liberties Union) will host a community roundtable to discuss the impact of immigration reform on the business community.
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NCLR: House Nutrition Bill Will Gut Food Assistance, Plunging More Latinos Into Hunger

NCLR: House Nutrition Bill Will Gut Food Assistance, Plunging More Latinos Into Hunger

September 19, 2013
The House of Representatives today passed the “Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act” (H.R. 3102), which contains devastating cuts to the nation’s most successful food assistance program.
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Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-Host the “2013 NCLR ALMA Awards®”

Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez to Co-Host the “2013 NCLR ALMA Awards®”

September 18, 2013
Leading Latina actress and activist Eva Longoria (ABC’s Desperate Housewives) will return once again as co-host of the “2013 NCLR ALMA Awards,” joined this year by actor and television personality Mario Lopez (NBC’s Extra, FOX’s The X Factor).
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Nuevas Regulaciones Impulsan A La Economía Y A Los Salarios De Los Trabajadores

Nuevas Regulaciones Impulsan A La Economía Y A Los Salarios De Los Trabajadores

September 18, 2013
NCLR (Consjeo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) hoy aplaudió el anuncio del Departamento del Trabajo que extenderá el pago mínimo y protecciones de horas extras a casi dos millones de trabajadores de atención domiciliaria.
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Eva Longoria y Mario López presentarán los “premios ALMA® 2013 de NCLR”

Eva Longoria y Mario López presentarán los “premios ALMA® 2013 de NCLR”

September 18, 2013
La famosa actriz y activista latina Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives de ABC) volverá a presentar los “Premios ALMA 2013 de NCLR” junto con el actor y celebridad de televisión Mario López (Extra, de NBC y The X Factor de FOX).
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Long-Awaited Regulations Will Boost Home Care Workers’ Wages and the Economy

Long-Awaited Regulations Will Boost Home Care Workers’ Wages and the Economy

September 17, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Labor will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly two million home care workers, 21% of whom are Latino.
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NCLR Denuncia Governador Scott Por Prohibir Accesso a Información Sobre Ley de Salud

NCLR Denuncia Governador Scott Por Prohibir Accesso a Información Sobre Ley de Salud

September 13, 2013
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) hoy denunció una directiva del gobernador de la Florida que prohíbe acceso a información relacionada con la ley de cuidado de salud dentro de las oficinas de los Departamentos de Salud en los condados del estado.
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NCLR Decries Move by Florida Governor to Ban Health Care Law Outreach at County Health Departments

NCLR Decries Move by Florida Governor to Ban Health Care Law Outreach at County Health Departments

September 13, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today criticized a move by Florida Governor Rick Scott that would prevent residents of the state from accessing information related to the new health care law at County Health Department offices.
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NCLR Applauds Carlos Santana and Martina Arroyo, Recipients of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors

NCLR Applauds Carlos Santana and Martina Arroyo, Recipients of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors

September 12, 2013
NCLR applauds the selection of acclaimed opera singer Martina Arroyo and legendary musician Carlos Santana as recipients of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors, announced earlier today.
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NCLR Insta al Congreso Parar Recortes y Enfocarse en Cerrar las Escapatorias Fiscales

NCLR Insta al Congreso Parar Recortes y Enfocarse en Cerrar las Escapatorias Fiscales

September 11, 2013
Con un voto sobre una resolución fiscal programada para los próximos días que evitaría un cierre del gobierno federal, líderes latinos instaron hoy a los senadores que pasaran un presupuesto que invierte en el futuro, crea trabajos y cierra escapatorias fiscales.
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NCLR Urges Congress to Stop Budget Cuts and Focus on Closing Tax Loopholes

NCLR Urges Congress to Stop Budget Cuts and Focus on Closing Tax Loopholes

September 11, 2013
With Congress likely to vote as early as Thursday on a budget resolution to continue funding the government beyond September 30, national Latino leaders are urging senators to pass a federal budget that invests in our future, creates jobs and closes tax loopholes.
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NCLR Publica Informe Sobre el Acceso e Inclusion a los Sistemas Bancarios de Latinos en California

NCLR Publica Informe Sobre el Acceso e Inclusion a los Sistemas Bancarios de Latinos en California

September 10, 2013
Esta mañana el NCLR, (El Consejo Nacional de La Raza) publicó un informe titulado “Acceso Financiero e Inclusión de los Latinos en California”. Los resultados del informe se basan en una encuesta de NCLR de más de mil latinos radicados en California, que se llevó a cabo entre enero y abril de 2012.
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NCLR Releases Report on California Latinos and Financial Access and Inclusion

NCLR Releases Report on California Latinos and Financial Access and Inclusion

September 10, 2013
At a morning panel discussion, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) released a report entitled “Latino Financial Access and Inclusion in California.” The report’s findings were based on an NCLR survey of over 1,000 California Latinos conducted from January to April 2012 that focused on levels of financial engagement.
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NCLR Salutes Benjamin Todd Jealous

NCLR Salutes Benjamin Todd Jealous

September 10, 2013
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today expressed sadness upon learning of Benjamin Todd Jealous’s decision to leave the NAACP later this year and appreciation for his tenure at the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.
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