Saturday, September 21, 2019

National Council of La Raza Rebrands Name to UnidosUS

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino advocacy organization, announced its decision to change its name to UnidosUS. The announcement came during the organization’s annual conference in Arizona, where it traces its roots. “I believe in unity there is strength and in strength, there is power. We see ‘unidos’ as call to […]

Apps Are Being Created To Engage Millennial Latino Voters

Latino voters in their late teens through mid 30’s could help determine the outcome of this year’s presidential election. In order to maximize voter involvement, several organizations have developed apps and websites to reach out to this potentially powerful voting bloc to encourage them to participate in this year’s election. The National Council of La […]

Latinos Hold “SNL DUMP TRUMP” Rally At NBC’s Rockefeller Center

Latino groups ratcheted up their pressure on NBC in their continued push to drop Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from Saturday’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) appearance with a protest in front of NBC studios in New York’s Rockefeller Center they dubbed “SNL Dump Trump Rally” Thursday. “It is shameful for ‘SNL’ and NBC to think […]

Democrats Take Aim at Trump, GOP Field; Clinton Offers Economic Agenda

  In two major speeches this week, one at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy group, and the other at The New College in New York City, Hillary Clinton laid out her clearest vision yet on her economic agenda for 2016 and took aim at […]

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 […]

NCLR and Latino Decisions Say Latino Vote Could Prove Pivotal During November Midterms

During a panel discussion hosted by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) regarding the impact of immigration and the economy on the election, experts from NCLR and the prominent polling firm, Latino Decisions, said Latino voters can have an influential role in a number of highly competitive Senate races if voter turnout is strong […]

Guest Blogger: Janet Murguia “By Ignoring Lessons Of 2012, GOP Is Driving Latino Voters Further Away”

It was exactly a year ago that the Republican National Committee (RNC) released an assessment of its resounding defeat in the 2012 election, known as the “autopsy report.”  That soul-searching piece rightly laid the defeat of Mitt Romney at the feet of the party’s profound disconnect with anyone outside its “core constituencies,” including young people, […]

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 […]

Obama Prepares for Mexico

In light of his scheduled trip to Mexico, President Barack Obama met with leaders of Latino groups on Monday. Obama met with leaders from the National Council of La Raza, theNational Hispanic Council on Aging, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the NDN in addition to several other groups. In the meeting, the […]

NHLA launches Latinos United for Immigration Reform Campaign

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) has launched a new campaign called Latinos United for Immigration Reform, which will encourage Latinos to unite their community together and support comprehensive immigration reform. “The Latinos United for Immigration Reform campaign is the largest effort of its kind to organize our community,” says Hector Sanchez, Chair of NHLA. […]