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  • Civil Rights
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    Civil Rights

    UnidosUS, formerly known as the National Council of La Raza, held its annual convention and hosted an afternoon discussion focusing on civil rights and activism. Panelists included the presidents…

  • Reverend Al Sharpton Hosts PreInauguration Rally
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    National Action Network Pre-Inauguration Rally

    Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders led a march on issues including voting rights, criminal justice, health care and pay equity. Following the march, a rally was held near…

  • Southern Poverty Law Center Holds News Conference on Hate Crimes
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    Civil Rights, Racism and Hate Crimes

    Civil rights leaders at a news conference at the National Press Club urged President-elect Donald Trump to denounce acts of hate in the U.S. Speakers included representatives from the…

  • National Council of La Raza Hosts Discussion on the Latino Vote
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    Latino Vote in 2016

    The National Council of La Raza hosted a discussion on the Latino vote and the 2016 election. Experts knowledgable on the Latino electorate spoke on efforts to engage voters and discussed…

  • Hearing Focuses on Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation
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    Education Policy and Funding

    Teacher union leaders, school superintendents, and education scholars testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015…

  • Former Governor Martin OMalley DMD Remarks at National Council of La Raza Conference
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    Martin O'Malley Remarks at the National Council of La Raza Conference

    Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke to Latino advocates about issues of concern including the economy, education,…

  • National Council of La Raza Conference Luncheon Session
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    National Council of La Raza Conference, Luncheon Session

    This luncheon session of the 2015 annual conference of the National Council of La Raza was held in the Kansas City Convention Center in Missouri. This portion of the program included…

  • Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality News Conference
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    Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality

    New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) held a news conference outside of the U.S. Capitol with labor leaders, Democratic lawmakers, and liberal activists to unveil his 13-point “Progressive…

  • Hillary Clinton Remarks on Urban Development
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    Urban Development, Economy, and Jobs

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and others talked about the economy and jobs, and how cities across the U.S. were…

  • Immigration Advocacy Leaders After White House Meeting
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    Remarks from Immigration Leaders

    Advocacy leaders spoke to reporters after meeting with President Obama for an update on his administration’s executive action on immigration law. Some comments and questions are in Spanish.

  • QA Janet Murguia
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    Q&A with Janet Murguia

    Janet Murguia talked about the state of Hispanics in America and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). The president and chief executive officer of NCLR, the largest national Hispanic…

  • Civil Rights Activists Briefing on Immigration
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    Civil Rights Activists on Immigration Executive Order

    Representatives from several civil rights group voiced unanimous support for President Obama’s decision to use executive action on immigration. Organizations represented in the briefing…

  • Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections
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    Latino Voters and Midterm Elections

    Representatives of Latino and voter rights organizations talked about the results of the Latino Victory Project’s poll of over 5,000 Latino voters on their key issues and motivations in the…

  • AFLCIO President on Immigration
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    Immigration and Deportation Policy

    To mark the June 27, 2013, one-year anniversary of the Senate passing immigration reform, the AFL-CIO hosted a forum on the economic and humanitarian impact of inaction on the issue in the…

  • Redeem the Dream Summit Part 2
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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 2

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and the parents of Trayvon Martin talked about the status of civil rights and urged people to actively participate. A film montage of current and historic…

  • Natl Action Network Marks 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
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    Realize the Dream Rally and March

    Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and…

  • Civil Rights Leaders on the Voting Rights Act
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    Civil Rights Leaders on the Voting Rights Act

    Civil rights leaders spoke to the press after a meeting with President Obama and Attorney General Holder on the Voting Rights Act. They said they were encouraged, with the Reverend Al Sharpton describing the…

  • Immigration Policy Immigrant Perspectives
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    Immigration Policy, Immigrant Perspectives

    Witnesses testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration reform. Among the topics they addressed were the experiences of undocumented or unauthorized…

  • Latino Groups Spell Out Immigration Demands
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    Immigration Reform

    Leaders of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda announced a national effort to push for comprehensive immigration reform. They discussed the need for a bill that restores the rule of law, provides a…

  • Gay Marriage Supporters Rally Outside Supreme Court
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    Pro Same-Sex Marriage Rally

    Supporters of same-sex marriage held a rally outside the Supreme Court, on the first day it considered two cases on the rights of same-sex couples to marry. The rally was organized by…

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