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NCLR Comments on Proposed Rule to Limit Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

NCLR, (February 4, 2014)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Health
Publication Type: Other

NCLR supports a proposal to protect workers from lung illnesses in construction and other industries by limiting their exposure to crystalline silica (quartz) dust. NCLR submitted formal comments to the Federal Register in support of the proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Read More

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Using NCLR’s Latino Kids Data Explorer to Teach Demographic and Social Change

Patirica Foxen, (November 1, 2013)

Issue: Children’s Research
Publication Type: Other

Using NCLR's Latino Kids Data Explorer to Teach Demographic and Social Change:  A Guide for Professors and Researchers NCLR’s Latino Kids Data Explorer is a web-based tool that enables users to find data and customize tables related to the well-being of Latino children across the U.S. The Data Explorer offers 27 national and state-level indicators of Latino child well-being, including demographic, economic, health, education, and juvenile justice variables. All variables can be broken down by age group (0–2, 0–4, 0–8, 0–17, inclusive) and include time trend and racial/ethnic comparisons. Read More

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Measuring the Progress of a New Agency

Bipartisan Policy Center, (September 24, 2013)

Publication Type: Other

For almost a year, the Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative’s Consumer Protection Task Force has conducted an in-depth review and analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, or Bureau). The mandate of this new agency is to ensure consumer financial products and services and the markets for those products and services are fair, transparent, and competitive. This paper measures the agency’s actions against its mandate. It analyzes the start-up and operational challenges the Bureau has faced and the critical choices it has made. Read More

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Remarks from Janet Murguía

Janet Murguía, (August 24, 2013)

Publication Type: Other

Remarks from Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR, during the 50 Anniversary of the March on Washington. Read More

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NCLR Survey of Latino Voters on the Federal Budget, May 2013

NCLR, (May 29, 2013)

Issue: Federal Budget
Publication Type: Other

In the ongoing debate over the federal budget, Latino voters want Congress to put families above politics, according to a survey conducted by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). On May 9–11, 2013, NCLR polled more than 4,000 registered Latino voters via telephone in Colorado, Florida, and Nevada, key swing states in the last presidential election. Voters answered a series of questions about their views of the ongoing federal budget debate. The following is a summary of their responses. Read More

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El camino a la universidad: Una guía para que los padres se aseguren de que sus hijos están

NCLR, (September 24, 2010)

Issue: College Ready, Education
Publication Type: Other, Spanish Publications

El Camino a la Universidad: Una guía para que los padres se aseguren de que sus hijos están listos para asistir a la universidad Esta publicación es una guía para que los padres ayuden a sus hijos a prepararse para asistir a la universidad después de graduarse de la preparatoria. Read More

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The Road to College:  A Parent’s Guide to Ensuring Children are College-Ready

NCLR, (September 24, 2010)

Issue: Education, College Ready
Publication Type: Other

This publication is presented as a guide for parents to ensure their children will be college ready after graduating from high school. Read More

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Padres Comprometidos:  Engaging Latino Parents for Long-Term Student Success

Irene Cuyun, (June 29, 2012)

Issue: Education, Parent Engagement
Publication Type: Other

Padres Comprometidos is a parent engagement program whose primary goal is the fostering of a strong connection between schools and parents.  To this end, the Padres Comprometidos program builds the capacity of Latino parents to acquire the skills they need to effectively engage with schools and play a leading role in preparing their children for college.  The program addresses language and culture as assets—rather than obstacles—upon which skills, confidence, and, ultimately, empowerment, are built. Read More

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Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee

Janet Murguia, (May 8, 2013)

Publication Type: Other

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Latinos and the Federal Budget:  Don’t Undercut Our Future

NCLR, (February 15, 2013)

Issue: Federal Budget
Publication Type: Other

We urge Congress to stop the devastating automatic budget cuts due to hit on March 1. Any further deficit reduction should come from closing tax loopholes that benefit the top 2% and wealthy corporations, not by cutting federal programs that invest in Latino children and working families. Read More

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2013 NCLR Conference Registration Brochure

NCLR, (January 27, 2013)

Publication Type: Other

The NCLR Annual Conference is the largest and most important gathering of its kind in the Hispanic community. Join NCLR in the vibrant heart of the gulf south—New Orleans, Louisiana—for four days of riveting conversation, exciting entertainment, and unparalleled exchanges focused on the growth, success, and needs of the U.S. Latino community. Read More

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Now Hiring? Orlando Roundtable Proceedings

Alicia Criado, (January 3, 2013)

Publication Type: Other

The roundtable convened by NCLR in Orlando on September 25, 2012 was a first attempt to engage leaders from a cross-section of the local government, business, and nonprofit sectors in an honest conversation about how to ensure that job creation policies maximize opportunities for Latino workers. Florida was strategically selected given the state’s mix of established and newly arriving Latino populations, as well as NCLR’s institutional presence in the state. Read More

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Eligibility of DACA Recipients Under the ACA

Jennifer Ng’andu and Laura Vazquez, (October 29, 2012)

Publication Type: Other

Comments on CMS’ Interim Final Rule Changes to Definition of “Lawfully Present” in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Program of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 Read More

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CFPB Servicing Standards Public Comment October 2012

Janis Bowdler, (October 9, 2012)

Publication Type: Other

Public comment submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding mortgage servicing proposals for the Truth in Lending Act. Read More

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Coalition Letter to USDA to Withdraw Poultry Slaughter Proposal

Consumer, Labor, Public Health, and Civil Rights Groups , (September 20, 2012)

Publication Type: Other

Due to concerns about food safety and worker safety, a coalition of 23 groups and 16 individuals urged the Department of Agriculture to withdraw a proposal that increases poultry processing line speeds and removes hundreds of federal inspectors from poultry processing plants. Read More

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NCLR Core Qualities for Successful Expanded Learning Time Programs

Marcela Montes, (September 4, 2012)

Issue: Core Qualities, Education
Publication Type: Other

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) recognizes the positive effects of expanded learning time on the academic achievement and social and emotional development of Latino youth and English language learners (ELLs). Expanded learning time includes after-school activities, summer learning, and any other programming that allows youth to learn outside the formal classroom. To develop its expanded learning initiatives, NCLR has prioritized research, professional development resources, and building opportunities for its network of community-based organizations and schools to connect with each other. With the Core Qualities for Successful Expanded Learning Time Programs, NCLR builds on existing research and assessment tools... Read More

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Emergency Managers Tool Kit: Meeting the Needs of Latino Communities

Eduardo Cusicanqui, NCLR and Emily Gantz McKay, Mosica, (May 2, 2011)

Publication Type: Other

Emergency managers and other emergency responders need to ensure that the Latino/Hispanic residents of their cities, counties, and states receive needed information and assistance to prepare for, survive, and recover from public emergencies, from hurricanes to pandemics. This tool kit is designed to facilitate that process. The text is accompanied by a CD-ROM with additional materials which can be accessed here. *If you are unable to read the document online please click on the download button to save a copy to your computer. Read More

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Overcoming Immigrant Barriers to Coverage: Options for Health Care When Major Programs Don’t Cut It

NCLR, (October 24, 2011)

Issue: Health Care Reform
Publication Type: Other

Immigrants in the U.S. are disproportionately uninsured compared to their native-born counterparts. In 2010, 34.1% of all immigrants lacked health coverage. A variety of factors contribute to this: immigrants are less likely to have access to employer-sponsored health insurance and they face statutory restrictions to numerous public coverage programs, including a minimum five-year waiting period that applies to most lawfully present individuals for Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicare. Read More

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Weak Economy Means Rising Poverty Levels Among Latino Families

NCLR, (September 13, 2011)

Publication Type: Other

On September 13, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data measuring poverty in the U.S. during 2010. The statistics show large increases in poverty among all Americans, which reflects the weak economic recovery and continuing unemployment crisis in the United States. The following is an analysis of growing poverty among Latino families. Read More

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Access to Common Standards for All:  An Advocacy Tool Kit for Supporting Success

David Castillo and Josef Lukan, (September 7, 2011)

Issue: Education
Publication Type: Other

This tool kit is designed to help education reform champions build stronger, more effective strategies to ensure educational success for Latino and ELL students and their families. It contains resources that are designed to guide organizations through the steps toward effective advocacy on these issues. Read More

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