NCLR Capital Awards
Preparations Have Begun for the 2014 NCLR Capital Awards
The NCLR Capital Awards is the only Hispanic event that recognizes leaders from both sides of the aisle for their outstanding support of public policies that are vital to Hispanic Americans. In addition, the Public Service Award honors others outside of Washington who courageously and tirelessly advocate on behalf of the Latino community.
Each year, the NCLR Capital Awards brings together more than 750 participants. Supporters include Hispanic leaders, community activists, elected and appointed officials, leaders from nonprofit organizations, executives from Fortune 500 companies, philanthropic leaders, academicians, students, and others with a professional and/or personal connection to Hispanic America.
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NCLR HONORED ADVOCATES FOR AMERICA’S HISPANIC COMMUNITY
AT ITS 2013 ANNUAL CAPITAL AWARDS GALA
On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) hosted its 26th annual Capital Awards gala recognizing elected officials from both sides of the aisle who have shown a consistent commitment to promoting legislation and public policies that benefit Hispanic Americans among their constituencies and throughout the country.
More than 700 leaders, government officials, and community activists were in attendance as NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía and NCLR Board members presented the awards to the 2013 recipients: New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg and California Attorney General, Kamala Harris. Honored speakers, including Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Representative Mario Díaz-Balart (R–FL, 25th District), and Representative Rúben Hinojosa (D–TX, 15th District), also addressed guests. Jim Avila, ABC news correspondent, served as the master of ceremonies.
NCLR presented the 2013 Public Service Award to two recipients this year: Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas and the youth-led advocacy organization United We Dream which seeks to ensure higher education opportunities for all.
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