National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. In collaboration with these organizations, NCLR works to advance policies that provide all children, especially Latino children, with affordable, quality health insurance. See below for more information about NCLR’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • NCLR Holds Tele-Town Hall Enrollment Event

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    NCLR: The National Council of La Raza held a tele-town hall on February 10th to encourage people to sign up for health coverage prior to the end of the 2015 Open Enrollment Period. The town hall speakers emphasized that financial assistance and in-person help were available across the country.

  • NCLR Holds Enrollment Event in Miami

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    NCLR: The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), in partnership with Hispanic Unity of Florida and the National Hispanic Council on Aging, held a free event offering Miami residents information and enrollment resources. Steven Lopez, manager for the NCLR Health Policy Project, stated, “[g]iven the large number of Latinos who lack health insurance and the need to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate in-person assistance, enrollment events like this one are helping to make a difference in families’ lives.”

  • KidsWell Partners Urge Texas Lawmakers to Promote ACA Coverage Options

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    NCLR, YI, TX: KidsWell grantees National Council of La Raza,  Young Invincibles, Texans Care for Children, Children’s Defense Fund-Texas, and the Center for Public Policy Priorities wrote a letter to Texas State Representatives and Senators promoting health coverage options available to their constituents under the ACA. The letter, co- signed by 19 national and local advocacy organizations, provides key talking points that legislators may share with constituents as 2015 open enrollment approaches.

  • An NCLR Affiliate Hosted a Summit with Officials and Health Care Advocates to Discuss the Future of Latino Health and the ACA

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    NCLR: An affiliate of the National Council of La Raza, La Fe Research and Policy Center, will be holding summit on December 13 & 14 2012 with community, elected officials and health care advocates to discuss the Future of Latino Health and the ACA.
  • NCLR Sponsored Latino Health Policy Briefing at the White House and Sent Comments to HHS Requesting the Withdrawal of the Amendment Restricting DACA Eligible Youth from Coverage

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    NCLR: The National Counil of La Raza sponsored a Latino Health Policy Briefing at the White House which featured over 45 attendees and included Kathleen Sebelius, HHS Secretary, Jim Esquea, HHS Assistant Secretary for Legislation, and Liz Fowler, Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy at the National Economic Council.  NCLR also sent comments to HHS requesting to retract the amendment to the interim final rule that would restrict up to 1.4 million eligible DACA youth from coverage and were quoted in various articles regarding their stance on the rule.

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