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Where's The Love For Puerto Rico?

Julia Torres Barden | Posted 10.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Julia Torres Barden

Where's the love for Puerto Rico? Mexico has the numbers, while Cuba has the mystique. They both have the simpatico from the President of the United States too. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico is sinking and shrinking and the love isn't there. What's up with that, Senor Obama and my global Latino brethren?

'Slap in the Face' for Donald Trump to Host SNL, Says Latino Group

NBC News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.15.2015 | Latino Voices

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is set to host "Saturday Night Live" on November 7th and the largest national Hispanic civil rights an...

Elise Foley

Hillary Clinton On Donald Trump: 'Basta! Enough!' | Elise Foley | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton summed up her feelings toward Donald Trump in one word Monday: "Basta." The Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary...

Raul Yzaguirre's Record is Unimpeachable

Janet Murguía | Posted 06.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Those of us in the Latino community stand on the shoulders of Raul, not only because of his extraordinary record of service and incomparable vision, but also because of his integrity. He deserves better. Much better.

Resources Without Accountability Won't Work Any Better Than Accountability Without Resources

Kati Haycock | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Kati Haycock

At first, our coalition of national civil rights, business, and disabilities organizations may seem like odd bedfellows. Indeed, during the course of...

Obama's Mixed Record On Immigration

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in...

We Need Truth-Tellers Not Stewards on Immigration

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 04.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

Immigration reform is not a game that we're playing and, frankly, our communities don't need stewards in Washington, we need allies. We need those with access to open space for our own voices to be heard.

Massive Latino Voter Registration Drive Launched By Advocacy Groups

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 01.24.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Fewer than half of adult Latino citizens voted in the 2012 presidential elections, according to the U.S. Census, and that has prompted ...

LGBT Latinos Face a Broken Bargain in the American Workforce

Tico Almeida | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Tico Almeida

According to a new report released today -- A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color -- lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Latinos are among the most disadvantaged workers in America.

Latino Voters Voice Concern Over Budget Cuts That Hurt Families

Janis Bowdler | Posted 07.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

Regardless of region, age, party affiliation, or gender, Latino voters believe that balancing the federal budget should not come at the expense of families and children. If that is the case, then the sequester must go.

Latino Civil Rights Group Return To City It Once Shunned

Associated Press | Posted 03.15.2013 | Latino Voices

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A national Hispanic civil rights group that pulled an earlier event out of Kansas City, Mo., to protest the appointment of a memb...

Jose Anotnio Vargas Receives Prestigious Award

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2013 | Latino Voices

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist-turned-activist Jose Antonio Vargas will receive the National Council of La Raza Public Service Award on March 5...

Elise Foley

Citizenship Campaign Launches To Push For Swift Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of human rights groups and labor organizations will band together to push for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigra...

Elise Foley

Latino Groups: 2014 Won't Be Pretty For Immigration Reform Opponents | Elise Foley | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Latino leaders gave a warning Wednesday to members of Congress who oppose comprehensive immigration reform: voters are watching, and the...

Don't Let Congress Push Our Future Off the (Fiscal) Cliff

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

While Latino children have made gains in several areas such as health insurance coverage and preschool attendance, the reality is that Latino children, as well as black children, lag far behind their white counterparts in almost all measures of child well-being.

Janell Ross

Latino Civil Rights Group Facing Two Voter Registration Investigations | Janell Ross | Posted 10.09.2012 | Latino Voices

On the final day of the race to register voters in 16 states and the District of Columbia, Florida is reviewing a crop of complaints involving alleged...

Did Romney Miss an Opportunity to Set Himself Apart on Housing?

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.01.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

While some are content to wait on job recovery to fix our foreclosure mess, economists are telling us that a revitalized housing market will create jobs and is necessary to move our entire economy forward.

Housing Crisis Remains a Backburner Issue at DNC

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.10.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

And while Gov. Romney and President Obama lay out their cases for how they plan to guide this country through the economic crisis to recovery, they seem comfortable leaving families in the dark about how they plan to stem the bleeding in the housing market.

The Missing Piece of the GOP's American Dream

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.07.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The problem, however, seems to be that this candidate either doesn't remember all that encompasses the "American Dream" or, more troubling, doesn't have a plan to fix one of its basic elements--homeownership.

77 Years Later, Social Security Remains Vital for All Americans

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Paul Ryan, Senator Alan Simpson and former white house staffer Erskine Bowles argue that we should slash middle class benefits, raise the retirement age, and cut cost-of-living protections that would hurt the lowest-income seniors

Paving the Future of Transportation Policy: What Congress Smoothed Over This Year, and Where the Pot

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.13.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Two years is welcome certainty for a sluggish economy but a blink of an eye for policymaking. NCLR is committed to monitoring implementation of transportation reauthorization and helping to pave the way for strong legislation in 2014.

Fight Back Against Voter Suppression!

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.05.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Florida is one of a number of states that have implemented some major changes to its voting laws. The changes have an especially big impact on Latin...

Geithner Steps Up in Defense of Principal Reduction

Janis Bowdler | Posted 10.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

Geithner's public statement in support of principal reduction is cause for celebration, but DeMarco has further entrenched himself as the major obstacle to taking principal reduction to scale. The enduring housing crisis requires bold steps and true solutions.

Sierra y la Tierra

Michael Brune | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Latino influence on our economy, our culture, and our politics will only increase in the coming years. But what about the environment? Where do Hispanics in the United States stand on issues like clean energy, protection for wilderness, and climate change?

CFPB Making Good on Promises as Latinos Clamor for Stronger Consumer Protections

Janis Bowdler | Posted 09.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

Without a doubt, more needs to be done to protect all borrowers from predatory lending and steering. Financial companies on Wall Street must be held accountable with tougher rules and enforcement to prevent the practices that caused the financial crisis.