Voting is an essential way of expressing our power as a community. Now more than ever, we as Latinos need to assert our rightful place in this great nation. We are suffering from higher rates of unemployment and foreclosure than other communities. Our community is under attack just for being Latino in places such as Alabama and Arizona, and our voting rights are threatened in states throughout the country.
Join NCLR and mobilize the Latino vote in your community!
While some institutions recovered from the financial meltdown, the housing crisis is far from over for our families. There is still work to be done. Working families throughout the nation continue to face foreclosure each day. Many are harassed by their banks that lose or even fabricant fraudulent documents. The federal government has zeroed out funding for housing counseling—one of the only tools that has been known to decrease a borrower’s chances of defaulting on a loan. Join the Home for Good Campaign to ask the nation’s decision-makers to use their leadership today!
NCLR is proud to collaborate with MTV on A Thin Line, a campaign that aims to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of cyber bullying and other forms of digital abuse. With NCLR’s help, MTV would like to connect with any Latinos who have been victims of digital discrimination. NCLR is optimistic that this campaign will show a large audience the reality of anti-Latino discrimination. Learn more.
The Latino community will not forget the members of Congress who voted against the “DREAM Act,” depriving our country of the contributions of so many talented youth. We commend the leaders in the House and Senate who stood with us and believed that our country could be a permanent home for these immigrant students.
The ya es hora ¡Ciudadanía! Campaign was born of the pro-immigrant marches of 2006. To translate the mass momentum into action, the goal was simple - to inform, educate and motivate the millions of eligible legal permanent residents to apply for U.S. Citizenship. Over 400 organizations nationwide contributed to ya es hora's success in surpassing its lofty goal of motivating over 1,000,000 legal permanent residents to apply for U.S. citizenship. Approximately 1.4 million people applied by the end of Fiscal Year 2007.
Today, the campaign continues to engage eligible legal permanent residents in the naturalization process to become US citizens. By becoming US citizens, Latinos can fully participate in the American democratic process.
NCLR and other organizations have called for a formal boycott of conventions, conferences, and other special events involving significant travel to Arizona as a result of the passage of SB 1070. Learn more.
Characters Unite, a campaign run by the USA Network, represents a new movement committed to combating prejudice and intolerance, and promoting greater acceptance and mutual respect. Learn more.