Saturday, September 21, 2019

NCLR President Janet Murguía to GOP: our complaint is ‘personal’

The National Council of La Raza’s annual awards gala last night served a significant platform for expressing the organization’s ire toward the Republican Party. NCLR’s president, Janet Murguía, who once stamped President Obama as “deporter-in-chief,” redirected her outrage to the GOP, lambasting the party for a perceived “growing malignancy” toward immigration, their inaction toward true […]

Living the American Dream: Thomas E. Perez Sworn In as Labor Secretary

Thomas Perez, the son of Dominican immigrants, was formally sworn in as Secretary of Labor by Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday September 4, 2013. Perez is now the only Latino in President Obama’s second term cabinet, and his leadership with the Department of Labor comes during a critical time, as the President has promised […]

Latinos Set to Influence Gun Control Debate

With the nation-wide policy debate on whether a gun ban should be implemented becoming prominent in the nation’s policy agenda after recent gun massacres, policy analysts believe that Latinos’ perspectives on gun violence might have a significant influence on the gun control debate. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), one of the largest national […]

U.S. Immigration Policy: The Border Between

Event Announcement U.S. Immigration Policy:  The Border Between Reform and the Economy A Hamilton Project Policy Discussion Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm The National Press Club Ballroom, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045 America’s immigration policy no longer serves the needs of our fast-changing global economy. Failure to address immigration […]

Guest Blogger Series: Janet Murgia “Survey Affirms AT&T as Industry Leader on the Issue of Diversity”

The news last month was dominated by AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. The proposed merger generated considerable debate within the civil rights and progressive communities, with some organizations, including many labor unions, strongly in favor and others, principally consumer advocates, deeply opposed. While NCLR did not take a position on the issue, in the aftermath […]

AT&T Receives High Rating for Inclusion of Hispanics

The leading Hispanic advocacy group HACR has recognized AT&T’s inclusion of Hispanics in the workforce, supply chain, community and governance. AT&T has received the highest rating for all telecommunication firms on the 2011 Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s Corporate Inclusion Index (HACR CII).  AT&T was one of only two companies to achieve a 95 rating, […]

Civil Rights Leader Named U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic

Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Raul H. Yzaguirre as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Yzaguirre, currently a professor at Arizona State University and President Emeritus of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), is a recognized civil rights leader and figure in the Latino community. “Ambassador Yzaguirre is well recognized and deeply respected by […]

Civil Rights Groups Taking Aim at Childhood Obesity

A coalition of leading civil rights groups in the nation, including the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) are uniting to help end the epidemic of child obesity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is funding a […]

Latinovations Honors the Legacy of Dr. Dorothy Height

Early Tuesday morning, Dorothy I. Height, who fought for most of her life on behalf of women and blacks, died at the age of 98. Height was president of the National Council of Negro Women for more than 40 years, advising presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton on both civil and gender rights. She […]