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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Presidential Remarks to La Raza Conference
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    Presidential Remarks to La Raza Conference

    President Obama spoke about immigration at the National Council of La Raza annual conference. In his remarks he asked for La Raza’s support and called on Hispanic activists to build a…

  • Immigration Raids and Children
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    Immigration Raids and Children

    The National Council of La Raza announced the release of a report, “Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children.” The participants talked about the results of a…

  • Perceptions of Latino Voters
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    Perceptions of Latino Voters

    Panelists talked about public opinion, voter concerns, and issues of interest to Latino and Hispanic voters. Among the topics they addressed were minority participation in elections,…

  • Immigration Reform
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    Immigration Reform

    Panelists spoke about immigration reform proposals, potential legislative action on the proposals in the near future, and the likely impact of election campaigning on the reform process.…

  • Latino Issues
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    Latino Issues

    Commerce Secretary Gutierrez delivered the luncheon address at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza. He gave his reasons for supporting the Central American Free Trade…

  • Latino Issues
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    Latino Issues

    Republican and Democratic National Committee chairmen made remarks at the general session luncheon at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza.

  • Latino Issues
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    Latino Issues

    Community leaders and representatives of Latino organizations and constituencies discussed issues affecting their communities, such as immigration, health care, Social Security, the new…

  • The Latino Vote
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    The Latino Vote

    Participants talked about the emergence of the Latino community as a swing vote, voter mobilization and turnout, and the influence of the Latino community on the political culture of…

  • Immigration Legalization Issues
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    Immigration Legalization Issues

    Participants talked about Mexican President Vicente Fox’s upcoming state visit to address concerns over reports that the White House may be slowing down its immigration-relation…

  • Immigration Issues
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    Immigration Issues

    Representative Jackson-Lee talked about how the government should not focus on the problems with the Immigration and Naturalization Services, but seek to find solutions to the problems. Ms.…

  • Hispanic Public Policy Issues
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    Hispanic Public Policy Issues

    Ms. Echaveste spoke about the state of the U.S. economy, the current debate over how to utilize the budget surplus, and about what it means for the Hispanic community. Mr. Yzaguirre talked…

  • Race and Ethnicity
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    Race and Ethnicity

    Panelist discussed the trend in American society to dicriminate on the basis of ethnicity as well as race. They focused on how language and culture are being used to discriminate against…

  • Hispanic Education
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    Hispanic Education

    Mr. Yzaguirre announced the release of a report on Hispanic education which examines Hispanic participation rates and offers recommendations for improving Hispanic education. Educators…

  • Youth and Race Relations
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    Youth and Race Relations

    Youth leaders gathered to discuss issues of race and racial tension among young Americans. Several educators, members of civil rights organizations and community activists talked about the…

  • USMexican Relations
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    U.S.-Mexican Relations

    Mr. Fuentes spoke to the conference about the state of relations between the United States and Mexico. He began his remarks in Spanish. Mr. Fuentes talked about the “inevitable…

  • Writing and Latina Culture
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    Writing and Latina Culture

    Three Latina authors discussed the growing role of Latinas in cultural movements within the Latino community and American culture in a broader sense. They also talked about what they hope…

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