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Join NCLR in Supporting a Federal Budget that Invests in the Latino Community

On February 14, President Obama released his proposal for the fiscal year 2012 federal budget. We had a preview of what the president would prioritize in his State of the Union address when he called for investments in innovation, education, and infrastructure to jump-start our economy. Given the recent and growing attention to deficit reduction and federal spending, we also anticipated that we would see difficult cuts to various programs in the proposed budget. continue reading »

NCLR’s Thoughts on the State of the Union

Last night, NCLR watched with the rest of the country as President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. For the second year, the president focused on our economic future, stressing the need for job creation and a strengthened economy that will restore the nation’s competitiveness. continue reading »

Young English Language Learners

There is a large and growing segment of English language learners, or ELLs, enrolled in American public schools, the majority (80%) of whom are native Spanish speakers. continue reading »

A Second Call Goes Out For Latinos NOT to Vote on Tuesday

The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, which represents 20,000 mostly evangelical churches and 7 million members, is telling its congregants NOT to vote on Tuesday. continue reading »

Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Numerous Latino and Hispanic Civil Rights and Advocacy Organization

The Justice Department announced that Vincent Johnson of New Jersey, known on the internet as "Devilfish" pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to a series of threatening emails he sent to employees of Latino civil rights and advocacy organizations. continue reading »

Is the Latino Enthusiasm Gap Closing?

With three weeks to go until election day the Latino Decisions tracking poll reports the first signs of increasing enthusiasm and vote intention among Latino registered voters in 2010. Last week the Pew Hispanic Center released a report indicating that just 51% of Latinos planned to vote in the November midterm. continue reading »