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

With Congress likely to vote as early as today 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. Earlier today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) participated in a Senate staff briefing on Capitol Hill focused on the federal budget and the impact of sequestration on Latino communities. continue reading »

NCLR Meets in New Orleans as Immigration Reform Winds Through Congress

Hundreds of U.S. political and community leaders are meeting in New Orleans for the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza, or NCLR, to analyze the course of immigration reform and other matters affecting the Hispanic community. continue reading »

New Mortgage Rules Improves Protections for Minority Homebuyers

Earlier this week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidelines for their Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulation, which requires lenders to ensure that borrowers are able to repay loans. continue reading »

Help NCLR Combat Childhood Hunger This Holiday Season

While most Americans celebrate the holidays with friends and family around crowded tables overflowing with home-cooked dishes, millions of Latino children and families will go to bed without any food in their stomachs. continue reading »

National Museum of Mexican Art to Showcase Gallery Highlighting Health Disparities Among Local Youth

Young Latinos are the future of this nation, but that future is at serious risk if the Hispanic community continues down the path of unhealthy lifestyles and eating habits. NCLR (National Council of La Raza), continue reading »

NCLR, Local Groups Collect 30,000 Signatures Demanding Housing Crisis Resolution

With less than one month left until Election Day, both President Obama and Gov. Romney have been all too quiet on issues related to housing reform. Millions of Americans have already lost their homes and millions more are at risk of foreclosure, yet neither presidential candidate appears willing to specifically address how he will resolve the housing crisis. continue reading »

NCLR REPORT:  Latinos More Likely to be Supportove of Gay and Lesbian Rights

Countering popular assumptions that Hispanics are more anti-gay than other segments of society, a new report co-released by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) finds that Latinos are, in fact, as open and tolerant, if not more tolerant, than the general population in the U.S. toward gays and lesbians. continue reading »

Chicago Latino Youth Leadership Congress Convening in Chicago

Alivio Medical Center and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will bring together more than 100 local youth on Saturday, February 25, for the convening of the “2012 Alivio Medical Center’s Leadership Youth Conference.” continue reading »

National Council La Raza Dismayed by Failure to Confirm Financial Protection Head

In a show of deference to Wall Street banks and the financial industry, the Senate voted 53–45 to block President Obama’s nominee, Richard Cordray, to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continue reading »

¡Fuerza!  Stronger Economy, Stronger Latino Workers

NCLR hosts second annual Workforce Development Forum in the Windy City. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host its second annual Workforce Development Forum in Chicago at the DoubleTree Hotel continue reading »

NCLR Commends Immigration Policy That Puts Safety First When Immigration Laws Enforced

NCLR (National Council of La Raza) praised the announcement made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding important steps that the agency will be taking to better focus continue reading »

NCLR Poll:  Immigration Tops Jobs & Economy as Most Important Issue for Latinos

A poll conducted at the National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. showed that immigration overwhelmingly trumps both the economy and education as the most important issue for Latinos. continue reading »

Longoria and Lopez to host NCLR ALMA Awards Primetime Special On Friday, September 16, 2011

Telecast co-hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez, with PepsiCo as the Premier Sponsor, to pay tribute to Latino performers promoting positive images of Hispanics. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast and NBC are pleased to announce that NBC will broadcast the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards on Friday, September 16 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT in a ceremony celebrating the nation’s Latino performers who promote accurate and positive images of Hispanics in entertainment. Eva Longoria and George Lopez will co-host the one-hour primetime special. continue reading »

Telemundo’s “El Poder de Saber” Partners with NCLR & CHCI Promoting Education

Telemundo, a leading producer of high-quality content for Hispanics in the U.S. and audiences around the world, The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) have announced a joint partnership around the network’s 2011 multiplatform educational campaign “El Poder de Saber” continue reading »

Comprehensive Initiative to Engage Latino Voters for 2012 Elections is Created

With the goal of expanding the size and influence of the nation’s fastest-growing electorate—Latino voters—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Democracia U.S.A. (DUSA), the nation’s largest Hispanic voter registration organization, announce the formal integration of DUSA into NCLR. continue reading »

Tell President Obama to Protect Pell Grants

Latino students struggling to afford higher education are at risk of losing the opportunity to attend college. Right now, congressional Republicans and President Obama are negotiating a budget deal, and Pell Grants are on the table. Cuts to Pell Grants would follow the elimination of the Summer Pell program earlier this year. continue reading »

12 Million Latinos Workers Have No Paid Sick Day Benefits

A new analysis released today by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Latino Workers and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days (Spanish), shows that Latino workers and their families suffer when they lack basic workplace continue reading »

Comcast-NBC Fills its National Hispanic Advisory Council with Many High Profile Hispanics

Comcast Corporation/NBC Universal, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, today announced it has created a Joint External Diversity Advisory Council continue reading »

Rep Barney Frank, “Lazy People Don’t Immigrate”

Rep Barney Frank (D-Mass) received an award from National Council of La Raza at a black tie event ant the National Building Museum this week. continue reading »

Good Jobs Still Scarce Despite Growth in Industries with Strong Latino Representation

NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released an analysis of Latino employment trends showing that significant job growth is occurring in industries with strong Latino representation. continue reading »