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LIVE BLOG: National Council Of La Raza Annual Conference 2012 In Las Vegas

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Can't make it to the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference? No worries. LatinoVoices has got you covered.

We will be live blogging the whole event with updates as well as connecting you via live stream. Still not good enough? Join the conversation using the "#NCLR12" hashtag and let us know your thoughts!

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@ lolasanti : Vice President Biden, by far, was my favorite part if the entire #NCLR12 conference! #LeadtheWay ##Obama2012 @Obama2012

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"More than 1.3 million have served in the armed forces. More than 2,789 have been wounded. Don't tell me you're not ready. It's much, much too important to remain silent. We need your help, and we need it now. God bless our troops." - VP Joe Biden

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"That's middle class. To be able to dream, to be anything you aspire to be." -- VP Joe Biden at #nclr12

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Mitt Romney quiere que le mostremos nuestros papeles (migratorios) pero no quiere enseñarnos los de él. (vicepresidente Joe Biden en conferencia de NCLR).

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Sobre el #DreamAct #JoeBiden: "El pueblo estadounidense apoya a los soñadores, tengo fe en este pueblo, confío en su corazón" #NCLR12

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"Imagine, literally imagine, what the Supreme Court would look like after 4 years of a Romney presidency. Imagine what it would mean for civil rights; for voting rights."

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Son ustedes el sector menos representado del pueblo estadounidense, dice Biden.

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El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos Joe Biden dice que hablar dwspues de Antonio Villaraigosa es peligroso... Y que no ha tenido mejor amigo politico que Antonio.

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Janet Murguia, introducing VP Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, says the Vice President has 'a Latino heart' at #nclr12

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@ NCLR : In a few minutes, VP Joe Biden will be speaking at the #NCLR12 Conference, watch LIVE http://t.co/Lgh3Qq4j

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“A dark cloud was lifted for thousands of our young people.” – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, on President Obama’s June decision to grant limited deportation relief to some young, undocumented immigrants at NCLR.

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“Racial profiling is un-American and violates our most deeply help principles.” - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, on the portion of SB1070 that the Supreme Court allowed to stand.

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"Don't forget that he [Romney] called Arizona's law a model for the nation... And most importantly don't forget that his core immigration policy remains the self-deportation of 11 million people." - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, on Gov. Mitt Romney at NCLR

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“We know that America is better than Arizona’s law SB 1070.” -Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at NCLR.

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“For too long we’ve seen too many young people talented young people forced to live in the shadows, they were forced to defer their dreams not because of something they did but because of our country’s misguided immigration policies.” – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, on President Obama’s June decision to grant limited deportation relief to some young, undocumented immigrants at NCLR.

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@ NCLR : @Villaraigosa: We need #immigration reform, but the #GOP has turned its back on the #Latino community. #NCLR12

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"Racial profiling is un-american, it violates our most deeply held principles." -- L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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''We the People' means everyone.. Those with papers and those without'- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

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@ NCLR : @Villaraigosa: A fierce determination to succeed burns within DREAMers. #NCLR12

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Antonio Villarraigosa, alcalde de Los Angeles: somos el pueblo, gracias por creer en este país. Vine a Las Vegas para celebrar (las) victorias recientes de las últimas semanas para la comunidad.

Una nube negra se levantó para centenares de miles de jovenes latinos con el anuncio se Obama de suspender sus deportaciones.

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@ lmyerslvrj : .@villaraigosa #LA mayor @nclr before @joebiden, touting veep as protector of middle class "He gets it. We believe in civil rights." #nclr12

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“There have always been fights between the voices of inclusion and the voices of exclusion."-- Joe Biden

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“You’re the fastest-growing population. You now make up more than 16 percent of the population." -- Joe Biden

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Sgt. Alvanez earned his citizenship in a war zone, receiving 2 Purple Hearts for wounds received will serving in Afghanistan. Would you risk as much for U.S. citizenship?

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Honoree Sgt. Alejandro Jose Alvanez reminds his fellow immigrants, "Even though we were not born here, we must defend it and serve it as if we were."

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“Mitt Romney wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his.

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“When his father, George Romney, was a candidate was for President in 1968, he released 12 years of tax returns because, as he said, ‘One year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show.’

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Maggiano speaking at #nclr12 on federal programs to make homes affordable and avoid foreclosure: "It is for your children and grandchildren that we're doing this."

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Janet Murguía, la enérgica y apasionada president del Concilio Nacional de La Raza, parece haber tomado las leyes antiinmigrantes aprobadas por distintos estados, especialmente la SB1070 de Arizona, personalmente.

“¿Están ustedes cuestionando mi patriotismo? Tengo en mi familia a cuatro abogados, dos jueces federales, una hermana en el tribunal del Noveno Circuito de Apelaciones, y me dicen eso porque ¿tengo un acento?”

Lágrimas de furia llenaron los ojos de la veterana líder, que encabeza la mayor organización hispana de derechos civiles del país desde 2004.

El lunes, durante su alocución central en un almuerzo multitudinario y con la presencia de los líderes de las organizaciones latinas más importantes del país, Murguía completó su respuesta.

Uno a uno, fue presentando a sus familiares allí sentados: jueces, maestros, estudiantes… la flor y nata de la familia latina estadounidense, a cuyo término remató diciendo:

[Con que] “¿Quieren ver nuestros papeles? Los hallarán en las urnas, el día de las elecciones. Nuestra comunidad no será intimidada. No nos enmudecerán”. Reproduciendo un lema de las luchas sindicales, indicó “no nos moverán”, para terminar, en español: “¡Ahora es nuestro momento!”

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@ ABC_PolicyLA : 'How do we close the wealth gap for the Latino community?' - Maria Cabildo @elaccOrg #housing #NCLR12 #LeadtheWay

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Who's Who At The 2012 NCLR Conference
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