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Advocates Fasting for Families Embody the Strength and Determination of the Immigration Reform Movem
By Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR Over the past year, the calls for action on immigration reform have been loud and unwavering.  Activists have been arrested ...
NCLR 11/21/2013 7 2 - -
The Gang of Eight vs. the Gang of Nay
This week, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wrote an op-ed for Politico on why he is voting no on the Senate “Gang of Eight” bill . Sen. Paul is one of a group of senators who profess to want ...
NCLR 06/27/2013 2 1 - -
An Attack on Some Latinos is an Attack on All Latinos
By Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, Director, Immigration and Civic Engagement, NCLR After losing the Hispanic vote by a whopping 44 points last November, the Republican National Committee (RNC) ...
NCLR 06/19/2013 11 1 - -
Don’t Let the Senate Price Immigrants Out of Citizenship
By Leticia Miranda, Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Security Policy, NCLR Momentum is certainly on the side of immigration reform, but the reality is that there are still plenty of ways that the ...
NCLR 06/15/2013 2 8 - -
Who Can Sing the National Anthem?
By Ricky Garza, Communications Coordinator, NCLR Sebastien de la Cruz is something of a celebrity in San Antonio. At only 10 years old, “El Charro de Oro” has appeared on America’s Got ...
NCLR 06/14/2013 58 67 - -
Valuing the Home Care Workforce
By Scott Einbinder, Bend the Arc: a Jewish Partnership for Justice, and Delia de la Vara, Vice President, California Region, NCLR In a recent Los Angeles Times article , Chris Megerian mis-...
NCLR 06/13/2013 2 2 - -
Let the Debate Begin!
By Laura Vazquez, Senior Immigration Legislative Analyst, NCLR Yesterday marked the official beginning of the debate on the Senate immigration bill, S. 744 . After hours of floor speeches, ...
NCLR 06/12/2013 1 - - -
A Shameful Moment: House Members Vote Against Children, Public Safety, and National Security
While many in the GOP are working to rebuild the party’s relationship with America’s Latinos, some Republicans in the House GOP appear ready to sing the same old poisoned song on immigration, ...
NCLR 06/07/2013 2 4 - -
Proposed Reform of Drug Possession Law in California Would Benefit Latino Community
There is a legislative battle under way in California over how to treat simple possession of drugs in the state. A current proposal would adjust the charge for possession of small quantities of ...
NCLR 06/05/2013 3 8 1 -
Not Only DREAMers, but Doers
On May 28, 2013, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman invited the Omaha South High School boys soccer team to a lunch in honor of their recent state championship. The team decided to use this ...
NCLR 06/05/2013 2 2 - -
Heritage Foundation Immigration Study Is Light on Substance, Heavy on Flaws
“ALERT: NCLR has oceanfront property for sale in Arizona available to the highest bidder.” If you believe that, then you’ll believe the results of a new(ish) Heritage Foundation study which ...
NCLR 05/08/2013 2 2 - -
We Must Seize Opportunities to Make Immigration Reform a Reality
“Our current immigration system is broken.” If ...
NCLR 02/25/2013 3 1 - -
Combating Cervical Cancer in the Latina Community
By Marcela Vargas, Project Coordinator, Institute for Hispanic Health For me, the word “cancer” is one of the most frightening words in the English language. As someone whose family has been ...
NCLR 01/10/2013 3 3 1 -
Quick fix: Recent mortgage settlement still leaves Latino homeowners vulnerable
With all the commotion that surrounded the fiscal cliff debate, it was easy to overlook the recent news of yet another new mortgage settlement that will pay cash to homeowners who experienced fraud ...
NCLR 01/08/2013 2 2 - -
We Can Avoid the "Fiscal Cliff" Without Turning Our Backs on Our Most Vulnerable
By Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR Like most voters, Latinos cited jobs and the economy as their greatest concern in the days leading up to the election . The pressing importance of these ...
NCLR 12/04/2012 2 - - -
Sharing a Vision of Broad Progress and Social Change With Others
By Eric Rodriguez, Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation, NCLR The Latino share of the U.S. electorate grew by over 20% this year. And with more than 850,000 Latino children ...
NCLR 11/09/2012 1 - - -
November 6: The Time to Take a Stand
By Janet Murguía, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza As the fastest-growing group of voters in the country, Latinos could make the difference in several key battleground states in ...
NCLR 11/05/2012 1 2 - -
With Dream of Homeownership Threatened, Candidates’ Silence on Housing Issues Elicits Frustration
By Janis Bowdler, Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project How do you convince somebody to fix a problem when they are seemingly blind to the overwhelming evidence that the problem even exists? ...
NCLR 10/27/2012 2 1 - -
Don't Let Congress Push Our Future off the (Fiscal) Cliff
By Liany Elba Arroyo, Associate Director, Education and Children’s Policy Project Yesterday, NCLR released the Latino Kids Data ...
NCLR 10/26/2012 1 - - -
The Chavez National Monument Honors the Man and the Latino Workers He Championed
In a moving ceremony this week, President Barack Obama designated the home and final resting place of one of the Latino community’s greatest icons, Cesar Chavez, as both a national monument and a ...
NCLR 10/10/2012 4 2 - 12
Will Your State Be Punished for Taking Foreclosures to Court?
In the near future, nearly half of the United States could experience increased mortgage fees. Ed DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), announced a proposal to ...
NCLR 09/24/2012 1 8 - 70
Housing Crisis Remains a Backburner Issue at DNC
Capping off the Democratic National Convention and officially ushering in the election season, President Barack Obama took to the podium last night to lay out his vision for America’s future. And ...
NCLR 09/08/2012 18 3 - 31
The Missing Piece of the GOP’s American Dream
Last week, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and members of his party hammered home the point that this country needs leaders who will do what is essential to preserve the “American Dream�
NCLR 09/08/2012 1 - - 28
Where Are the Candidates on the Foreclosure Crisis?
For the last two weeks, one politico after another has railed about our damaged economy and declared their intention to solve the problem. Without question, unemployment remains a serious issue that ...
NCLR 09/07/2012 8 3 - 41
77 Years Later, Social Security Remains Vital for All Americans
By Leticia Miranda, Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Security Policy For 77 years, each generation has done its part to maintain our Social Security system —the foundation of our retirement ...
NCLR 08/17/2012 5 7 - 36
Paving the Future of Transportation Policy: What Congress Smoothed Over, and Where Potholes Remain
By Catherine Singley, Senior Policy Analyst, Economic and Employment Policy Project Like all Americans, Latino voters place jobs and the economy at the top of their list of concerns this year. The ...
NCLR 08/09/2012 1 1 - 10
Geithner Steps Up in Defense of Principal Reduction
By Janis Bowdler, Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project, NCLR Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner took a bold step toward guarding families’ homes from unnecessary foreclosure. He ...
NCLR 08/02/2012 23 17 - 125
Preparing for a Secure Energy Future: Who’s Going to Do It?
by Alicia Criado, Policy Associate, Economic and Employment Policy Project, NCLR During my trip to Johannesburg for the African Presidential Roundtable 2012 , convened by Boston University’s ...
NCLR 06/28/2012 2 1 - 9
Whatever the Outcome on Health Care Reform, Expect a Big Impact on Latinos
By Jennifer Ng’andu, Deputy Director, Health Policy Project, NCLR I’m going to be honest with you. I don’t have any idea what America’s highest court will decide on the Affordable Care Act (
NCLR 06/27/2012 2 2 - 21
What Defines Energy Security?: Reflections on African Presidential Roundtable 2012
By Alicia Criado, Policy Associate, Economic and Employment Policy Project "African countries should not allow foreign companies from picking out countries to exploit. Nations must link up and come ...
NCLR 06/19/2012 2 1 - 8
What Does An Extra $300 a Year Mean To You?
by Sergio Muñoz, Senior Policy Analyst, Health Policy Project, NCLR Remember the trending Twitter campaign, #40Dollars , which the White House launched last December to rally support for extension ...
NCLR 05/22/2012 7 3 - 62
What Do Our Taxes Support? Your Future!
By Liany Arroyo, Associate Director, Education and Children’s Policy Project Happy Tax Day! According to the Tax Foundation , you have had to work until today, April 17, 2012, to earn enough to ...
NCLR 04/17/2012 1 1 - 13
Creating Change through Social Media
By David Castillo, New Media Manager, NCLR One of the most empowering aspects of social media is its ability to give life to hyper-local stories. In the most successful cases, these stories are the ...
NCLR 04/05/2012 1 2 - 8
Was Rick Santorum Right About College?
By Raul Gonzalez, Director of Legislative Affairs, NCLR No; of course not. When Senator Santorum said that President Obama is a snob for suggesting that more Americans should get a college education,
NCLR 04/05/2012 7 2 - 44
Why Anti-LGBT Tactics to Divide Latinos and the LGBT Community Won’t Work
By Eric Rodriguez, Vice President, Policy, NCLR Even by Washington standards, the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) unmasked strategy to drive a wedge between Blacks and Latinos and the ...
NCLR 03/30/2012 3 12 1 59
Hopefully, a Good Offense Really Is a Good Defense
Health Care Reform at the Supreme Court, Day Three By Sergio Muñoz, Senior Policy Analyst, Health Policy Project, NCLR Before day two and day three of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) hearings, the ...
NCLR 03/29/2012 3 3 - 47
Will Mississippi Choose the Higher Road or Follow Down a Misguided Path?
By Elena Lacayo, Immigration Field Coordinator, NCLR It appears some of Mississippi’s lawmakers are showing neighborly love in the worst way possible–by attempting to push through a copy of ...
NCLR 03/29/2012 3 5 - 42
My Day at Court
By Kara D. Ryan, Senior Research Analyst, Health Policy Project Every day is a fantastic day to be a health equity advocate, but Tuesday was especially meaningful for me. I was lucky enough to be ...
NCLR 03/29/2012 1 3 - 39
This Is Going to be Close and Ugly
Health Care Reform at the Supreme Court, Day 2 By Sergio Muñoz, Senior Policy Analyst, Health Policy Project, NCLR On day two of the oral arguments over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Supreme ...
NCLR 03/28/2012 5 6 - 113
The Biggest Health Story that You Missed Yesterday
By Jennifer Ng’andu, Deputy Director, Health Policy Project, NCLR If there’s one thing that people know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s that the nation’s health care law includes ...
NCLR 03/28/2012 1 5 1 89
The Real Hunger Games Are Those We Play with Nutrition Programs
By Kara D. Ryan, Senior Research Analyst, Health Policy Project Were you one of the millions who saw the book-turned-blockbuster The Hunger Games over the weekend? The movie is set in a post-...
NCLR 03/27/2012 1 6 - 32
Looking Out for the Little Guy: Small Businesses in the Affordable Care Act
By Jennifer Ng’andu, Deputy Director, Health Policy Project, NCLR Hispanic-owned businesses have been flourishing for several decades. In fact, some say business is actually booming. According ...
NCLR 03/27/2012 7 4 1 36
Anti-Injunction, What’s Your Function?
Health Care Reform at the Supreme Court, Day 1 By Sergio Muñoz, Senior Policy Analyst, Health Policy Project, NCLR No, we didn’t come up with an entire song set to the School House Rock classic ...
NCLR 03/27/2012 1 - - 18
A Complete Investigation is Vital for Justice in Trayvon Martin Case
By Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR The death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch member in a gated community outside Orlando,
NCLR 03/22/2012 1 1 - 22
What’s at Stake—No, Who’s at Stake in the Great Supreme Court Case?
By Jennifer Ng’andu, Deputy Director, Health Policy Project, NCLR It’s probably the hottest seat in Washington, DC—and you can’t buy tickets to it. Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will ...
NCLR 03/22/2012 1 4 - 39
Health Care Reform Coercion: Unique Until It Isn’t
By Sergio Eduardo Muñoz, Senior Policy Analyst, Health Policy Project, NCLR Earlier this month, a curious thing happened in Texas. Despite repeated federal warnings, Texas enacted state rules that ...
NCLR 03/21/2012 1 1 - 27
The Road Forward on Transportation Policy
By Karen Hopper, Policy Fellow, NCLR Since Latinos in America represent both the fastest-growing segment of the labor force and those most dependent upon public transit and safe pedestrian options, ...
NCLR 03/21/2012 1 1 - 9
Culture Is Not a Healthy-Eating Stumbling Block
By Kara D. Ryan, Senior Research Analyst, Health Policy Project, NCLR When we talk about healthy eating in this country, particularly in light of a child obesity rate that has tripled over my own ...
NCLR 03/20/2012 1 3 - 32
The Wrong Approach to Fixing No Child Left Behind
By Raul Gonzalez, Legislative Affairs Director, Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation If Congress were actually capable of passing significant legislation, the futures of millions of school ...
NCLR 03/02/2012 2 - - 21
Why the AG Settlement is Good for Communities of Color
By Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR and Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League Today, the Obama Administration and a coalition of state Attorneys General (AG) announced that ...
NCLR 02/09/2012 3 2 - 27
Eating Up the New School Meal Standards
By Kara D. Ryan, Senior Research Analyst, Health Policy Project About a year ago, I found myself getting nostalgic for school lunch. I was touring the kitchen ...
NCLR 02/07/2012 2 3 - 44
"America's Toughest Sheriff" Must Go
In Phoenix last week, NCLR became the first national organization to demand the ...
NCLR 02/07/2012 4 7 - 39
Unaffordable Affordability in Health Care Reform?
By Sergio Eduardo Muñoz and Jennifer Ng’andu, Health Policy Project, NCLR It was one of the president’s most repeated selling points for health care reform: “If you like your ...
NCLR 01/31/2012 9 5 2 70
Attorneys General: It’s Time to Close the Deal
By Janis Bowdler, Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project, NCLR On Friday, January 27, President Obama followed up on a promise made in his State of the Union Address by creating a ...
NCLR 01/30/2012 11 3 1 110
Addressing HIV/AIDS in the Latino Community Requires a New Approach
It has been 30 years since the first AIDS cases were reported, and it is estimated that 1.7 million people in the United States have been infected since then. Now, more than one million people in ...
NCLR 12/15/2011 2 2 - 16
California Attorney General Harris goes after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
By Janis Bowdler, Director, Wealth Building Policy Project, NCLR Last month, California Attorney General Kamala ...
NCLR 12/15/2011 2 5 - 48
Effective Workforce Equity Requires Community Involvement
NCLR occasionally publishes guest blog posts from our Affiliates around the country. Today’s guest post comes from the Hacienda Community Development ...
NCLR 12/14/2011 1 1 - 4
My Holiday Wish List
By Janis Bowdler, Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project, NCLR The holiday season is a time when we express our lofty wishes and set new resolutions for personal improvement, but there ...
NCLR 12/14/2011 1 1 - 8
Aponte Vote Shows Some In U.S. Senate Out of Touch With Latinos
In yet another disappointing vote for the Latino community, the U.S. Senate voted 49–37 to block the nomination of President Obama’s nominee, Mari Carmen Aponte, to serve as ambassador to El ...
NCLR 12/13/2011 2 1 - 17
Florida’s Voter Suppression Law to be Subject of Senate Field Hearing
Many in Congress have been silent on the issue of voter suppression laws, but one senator has made it his mission to expose them for what they are: the thinly veiled disenfranchisement of minority ...
NCLR 12/13/2011 5 8 - 43
New Census Measure Shows More Latinos Living in Poverty
By Leticia Miranda, Associate Director, Economic Policy Project As if the outlook wasn’t bleak enough, yesterday the U.S. Census Bureau released ...
NCLR 11/08/2011 1 1 - 11
Failed Leadership Rears Its Ugly Head Yet Again
The latest job figures are out, and there's been some slight improvement from last month, but the picture is still dreary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),
NCLR 11/08/2011 1 3 - 41
Comer Bien Series, Part 10: Tips for Shopping Healthy — On a Budget
By Manuela McDonough, Program Manager, Institute for Hispanic Health, ...
NCLR 11/07/2011 2 2 - 33
Voter Suppression Laws Are Beginning to Raise Eyebrows in Congress
By Rafael Collazo, Campaign Political Director, NCLR The rise of voter suppression laws in the United States is a deep concern for the Latino community. We are gearing up for the 2012 ...
NCLR 11/03/2011 10 26 1 133
Different State, Same Hate
Department of Justice steps in to block South Carolina’s anti-immigrant law By Elena Lacayo, Immigration Field Coordinator, NCLR On Monday, the U.S. Department of ...
NCLR 11/03/2011 2 2 - 27
Save What Works: Making the Case for Long-Term Fixed-Rate Home Loans
By Janis Bowdler, Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project, NCLR Earlier this month I testified before the ...
NCLR 11/02/2011 4 - - 16
Housing Is Back on the National Agenda
By Janis Bowdler, Director, Wealth-Building Policy Project, NCLR Last week, President Obama and Ed DeMarco, the overseer of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced their intention to remove ...
NCLR 11/01/2011 1 1 - 14
Going It Alone
Foreclosures rage on throughout the nation and California Congressional Democrats are taking a stand. Last week, several House members met with Edward DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing ...
NCLR 11/01/2011 1 3 - 22
Saving the American Middle Class Starts by Saving the Latino Middle Class
The Department of Labor’s most recent job figures revealed that the nation’s unemployment rate remained unchanged for the second month in a row. While there were a little more than 100,000 jobs ...
NCLR 10/31/2011 1 2 - 11
A Lot More Than Just Angst in Alabama
By Janet Murguía, President and CEO, ...
NCLR 10/31/2011 5 7 - 111
Comer Bien Series, Part 9: Community Health Centers Support Improvements in Latino Children's Health
For the Comer Bien blog series, NCLR has asked several of our partners and Affiliates to reflect on the issues raised by families in the video ...
NCLR 10/31/2011 2 2 - 7
Comer bien Series, Part 8: Supporting Latino Children’s Health and Nutrition in Schools
For the Comer Bien blog series, NCLR has asked several of our partners and Affiliates to reflect on the issues raised by families in the video ...
NCLR 10/24/2011 1 3 - 12
Comer bien Series, Part 7: Climbing the Mountain Together
For the Comer Bien blog series , NCLR has asked several of our partners and Affiliates to reflect on the issues raised by families in the video ...
NCLR 10/17/2011 1 2 - 10
Comer bien Series, Part 6: The Role of SNAP in Keeping Latino Families' Heads Above Water
For the Comer Bien blog series , NCLR has asked several of our partners and Affiliates to reflect on the issues raised by families in the video ...
NCLR 10/10/2011 2 4 - 17
Comer bien Series, Part 5: Connecting the Dots -- Community Safety and Latino Child Nutrion
For the Comer Bien blog series , NCLR has asked several of our partners and Affiliates to reflect on the issues raised by families in the video ...
NCLR 10/03/2011 1 1 - 4
First of New Chat Series, #NCLRChats, to Focus on Factors Driving Child Obesity and Hunger
If you’ve been following the Comer Bien series , by now you know that Latino kids are going hungry at unacceptable rates and, at the same time, ...
NCLR 09/30/2011 1 - - 5
Comer bien Series, Part 4: Through Great Lengths--The Predicament of Eating Healthy
Jennifer Ng'andu is the Deputy Director of the Health Policy Project at NCLR. This blog is also cross-posted at ...
NCLR 09/26/2011 3 2 - 26
Spotlight on Education Excellence: A Best Practices Exchange Project Helps Make Better ECE Programs
To support the improvement of services to Latino children and families, NCLR facilitated the exchange of best practices among a number of organizations providing early childhood education (ECE) ...
NCLR 09/22/2011 1 1 - 4
Spotlight on Education Excellence: Disadvantaged from the Start--Latinos & Early Childhood Ed
By Erika Beltran, Senior Policy Analyst, Education, NCLR Ten years ago this September I started my first job as a bilingual kindergarten teacher in Houston, Texas. It was the first of day ...
NCLR 09/21/2011 1 3 1 17
Spotlight on Education Excellence: Achieving Educational Success Requires an Early Start
In week two of our "Spotlight on Education Excellence," we examine Early Childhood Education. Click here for more information about our Early Childhood Education programs and policies.
NCLR 09/20/2011 2 - - 9
The Fight to Save Social Security Goes to Miami!
As the nation anticipates the recommendations of the congressional supercommittee charged with negotiating a long-term solution for the federal budget, millions of seniors are worried about ...
NCLR 09/19/2011 2 4 - 34
Coming Together to Combat Health Disparities
By Kara D. Ryan, Senior Research Analyst, Health Policy Project, NCLR A health insurance card may be your ticket in to the doctor’s office, but it may not always guarantee the care and ...
NCLR 09/19/2011 1 1 - 15
Comer bien Series, Part 3: What We Can Learn from Latino Families About Healthy Eating
Patricia Foxen is the Associate Director of Research at NCLR. This blog is also cross-posted at ...
NCLR 09/19/2011 3 2 - 31
A Celebration of Latino Entertainment
By Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR This week marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is proud to help kick off our community'...
NCLR 09/16/2011 1 2 - 12
Spotlight on Education Excellence: What Parents Should Look For As States Implement Common Standards
by Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President, Programs, NCLR and Lucille Davy, Senior Advisor to the James B. Hunt Jr. ...
NCLR 09/15/2011 2 - - 20
Spotlight on Education Excellence: Adopting Common Standards is Only the Beginning
By Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President of Programs, NCLR Success in education is necessary for upward socioeconomic mobility. However, not every student has an opportunity to access higher ...
NCLR 09/14/2011 1 - - 12
Spotlight on Education Excellence: Common Standards in the Real World
Yesterday we featured a blog post that highlighted the tools that NCLR has created to help parents, educators, and advocates understand and implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Today we ...
NCLR 09/13/2011 2 - - 12
Spotlight on Education Excellence: Providing the Tools for Success in the Common Standards Movement
Throughout September, NCLR will be highlighting education and NCLR’s programs with our “Spotlight on Education Excellence.” Each week, we’ll bring you information about some of NCLR’s ...
NCLR 09/12/2011 2 1 - 19
Comer bien Series, Part 2 -- Pinching Pennies: How One Latina Mom Feeds Her Family
Sara Benitez is a Research Analyst in the NCLR Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation. This blog is also cross-posted at ...
NCLR 09/12/2011 3 10 1 57
Comer bien Series, Part 1: Putting Food Solutions on the Table
Latino families, like millions of others across the United States, do their best to put nutritious food on their tables every day, but the healthiest foods are too often unaffordable or ...
NCLR 09/05/2011 1 5 - 40
Improving the Odds: Winning the Fight to Rebuild the Latino Middle Class
Janet Murguía is the President & CEO of NCLR. This blog is also cross-posted at ...
NCLR 09/04/2011 4 2 - 25
Delivering Quality Instruction Without Zip Codes
Delia Pompa is NCLR's Senior Vice President of Programs. This post is also cross-posted at ...
NCLR 08/24/2011 6 - - 55
Who Matters In This Country?
Jennifer Ng'andu is NCLR's Deputy Director of the Health Policy Project. This post is also cross-posted at the ...
NCLR 08/05/2011 3 1 - 27
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