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Janet Murguia

Is Brown the New White?

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

At a time when we're being assaulted by new levels of hate, intolerance, and bigotry in our political campaigns, an important new book, Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority, points the way toward a more inclusive, just, and fair society.

Trumpism is Toxic for Republican Presidential Hopes

Janet Murguía | Posted 09.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

An election cycle, particularly a presidential one, should be a time of possibility, with candidates putting forth real solutions to strengthen the country and bring Americans together to do so. I know we all wish it were so.

Congress Should Not Impede the Nation's Progress

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.23.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The president's sixth State of the Union address to Congress last night was heavy on the actions our country should take to build on the progress that American families have made over the past two years, thanks to a recovering economy.

How DACA Changed My Life

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.11.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

DACA has given me a glimpse of life as a lawfully present American. The thrill of passing my learner's permit test, of being asked to come in for a job interview, or even of the satisfaction I felt when I submitted my taxes on time--these small instances felt tremendously rewarding.

Murrieta Immigration Protests Were Unfortunate, Unnecessary

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

The Murrieta protests were a shameful, sickening display of anti-immigrant sentiment. Such vigilante behavior and vitriol are out of sync with American values, and have no place in a civil society.

Immigration Activists Trade Strategy for Emotion

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Immigrant-activist groups like the NCLR have been willing to give the GOP as much space as possible to move forward on some kind of immigration vote and revitalize the process. And once Boehner killed immigration reform again, desperation set in.

Identity Defined By Journalists And Scholars

Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Back in April, the Pew Hispanic Center released a study titled "When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity." The study found that...

Survey Affirms AT&T as Industry Leader on the Issue of Diversity

Janet Murguía | Posted 03.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

While NCLR did not take a position on the issue, in the aftermath of the controversy none of us should lose sight of something AT&T is doing very right--embracing diversity.

Q&A with Janet Murguia, President & CEO of NCLR

Voto Latino | Posted 02.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Leading a boycott is not an easy thing to do, and we did it after giving it great thought.  But we thought such an extraordinary attack on our community needed an extraordinary response.

October We March, November We Vote

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

One Nation Working Together is a movement of hardworking Americans who believe it is within our power as a country to build an economy that works for everyone.

Educating Our Way Out of the Economic Crisis: Everyone College-Ready

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Janet Murguía

For many Latino parents, witnessing their child's college graduation is the embodiment of the American Dream. But without the tools to properly equip...

New Report on the Latino Vote Should Be Bedside Reading for Any Politician

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

In nearly 20% of U.S. House districts, Latinos make up more than 25% of the voters. We are a growing a force throughout the country that every politician must respect if they are to win office.