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Latino Infants: A Continuing Imperative

Latino infants are reshaping the United States. Hispanics are one of the fastest-growing populations in the country, increasing by an amazing 23% since 2010. There is an urgent need to […]

April 28, 2022

ACEsAdverse Childhood ExperiencesCOVID-19Early Childhood Educationand 7 more tags

This research report, based on 12 focus groups conducted across the country, provides an in-depth exploration of Latino pandemic experiences, focusing on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected feelings of […]

November 16, 2021

CommunitiesCommunity CentersCOVID-19Discriminationand 18 more tags

In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

Latinx LGBTQ Youth in United States Schools This report is a report on LGBTQ students of color that examines the school experiences of Latinx LGBTQ youth. Experiences of racism, homophobia, […]

June 26, 2020

bullyingDiscriminationHarassmentLatinx LGBTQ Studentsand 2 more tags

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Policy

UnidosUS sent a letter to the Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Chair Cortese in support of SB 1126 which will help more California’s save for retirement.

February 28, 2022

CaliforniaCalSaversEconomyRetirement

UnidosUS Affiliate Council Chair James Rudyk urging Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer to fulfill commitments to reduce racial disparities and advance an equitable recovery for the Hispanic community and other […]

February 11, 2022

American Rescue Plan ActARPABBB Actbuild back better actand 7 more tags

During the Florida 2022 Legislative session, UnidosUS has taken a position on over a dozen bills in addition to our organization’s two leading bills. This list includes bills across the […]

February 10, 2022

Civil RightsEconomyEducationFloridaand 3 more tags

This statement for the record was submitted as a part of the June 15, 2021 hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, titled “H.R.6, American Dream and Promise […]

June 15, 2021

DREAM ActDREAMersPolicyPromise Act

In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

During the Florida 2021 Legislative session, UnidosUS has taken a position on over a dozen bills in addition to our organization’s two leading bills. This list includes bills across the […]

April 13, 2021

Civil RightsEconomyEducationFloridaand 3 more tags

This document outlines the key victories for America’s Latinos and their families that are contained in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

March 10, 2021

American Rescue Plan ActARPAEconomy and Workforce

Letter from UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguia to Governor Gavin Newsom of California expressing support for the appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate […]

December 9, 2020

Findings of the 2020 American Election Eve Poll with a specific focus on the 2020 vote choices and motivations of LatinoLatinx voters. More than 5,000 Latino voters were polled as […]

November 5, 2020

2020 ElectorateArizonaCaliforniaColoradoand 9 more tags

Health

Main Document

UnidosUS comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule—Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023 (hereinafter “NBPP 2023 […]

January 27, 2022

ACAAffordable Care ActHealthHealth Insuranceand 2 more tags

Couple at a counseling session

In response to the Senate Finance Committee’s Request for Information, UnidosUS provided recommendations on how to improve access to behavioral health services for Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and ACA Marketplace beneficiaries.

November 18, 2021

ACAAffordable Care ActChildren's Health Insurance ProgramCHIPand 4 more tags

This research report, based on 12 focus groups conducted across the country, provides an in-depth exploration of Latino pandemic experiences, focusing on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected feelings of […]

November 16, 2021

CommunitiesCommunity CentersCOVID-19Discriminationand 18 more tags

Open Enrollment is here until January 15, 2022, and you can now help spread the word with our social media toolkit. Since its implementation, the Affordable Care Act has paved […]

November 12, 2021

ACAAffordable Care ActHealthHealth Careand 1 more tag

In response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Strategic Plan for 2022-2026, UnidosUS submitted comments outlining our key recommendations to increase choice and enrollment and improve health […]

November 9, 2021

Department of Health and Human ServicesHealthHHSPolicy

Medicaid and CHIP provide critical support for working Latino families.

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Continuous Coverage This issue brief explores the impact of 12 month continuous eligibility for Latino children in Medicaid and CHIP. Adopting Medicaid and CHIP […]

October 20, 2021

Children's Health Insurance ProgramCHIPhealthcareMedicaid

A family talking to a doctor about vaccine concerns

Vaccines remain the strongest and most critical protection against the risks of contracting or dying from COVID-19. Despite high demand for the vaccine, Latinos continue to experience persistent barriers to […]

October 15, 2021

ArizonaCaliforniaCoronavirusCOVID-19and 4 more tags

In California, UnidosUS provides Governor Gavin Newsom with several recommendations to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the hardest-hit communities, including Latinos, immigrants, and other communities of color.

October 14, 2021

CaliforniaCoronavirusCOVID-19Healthand 1 more tag

UnidosUS submitted this comment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to the Agency’s Request for Information to Identify Barriers in Programs and Services to Advance Racial Justice and […]

September 8, 2021

HealthNutritionU.S. Department of AgricultureUSDA

In California, UnidosUS provides Governor Gavin Newsom with several recommendations to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 housing assistance to the hardest-hit communities, including Latinos, immigrants, and other communities of […]

August 27, 2021

CaliforniaCoronavirusCOVID-19Housing

This Esperanza Hope for All Campaign bilingual toolkit has a list of simple but general messages on COVID-19 meant to be shared with those in your local community. Sharing reliable […]

August 10, 2021

BilingualCommunity OutreachCoronavirusCOVID-19and 1 more tag

Education

Cal Grant Reform Act

UnidosUS is proud to support the Cal Grant Reform Act. AB 1746 is critical to eliminating barriers and improving access to state financial aid, specifically for low-income students of color.

May 9, 2022

AB 1746Cal Grant Reform ActCaliforniaEducationand 1 more tag

Latino Infants: A Continuing Imperative

Latino infants are reshaping the United States. Hispanics are one of the fastest-growing populations in the country, increasing by an amazing 23% since 2010. There is an urgent need to […]

April 28, 2022

ACEsAdverse Childhood ExperiencesCOVID-19Early Childhood Educationand 7 more tags

UnidosUS Afro-Latinx Líderes Avanzando Policy Briefs

Read five policy briefs from our class of 2021–2022 UnidosUS Afro-Latinx Líderes Avanzando fellowship participants.

April 26, 2022

Afro Latinx Lideres AvanzandoAmerican Rescue Plan ActBuild Back Batter ActCoronavirusand 13 more tags

Advocates, Líderes, and Allies Series (ALAS) ALAS II: Welcoming AfroLatinx Youth is a toolkit for youth-serving programs. It includes facts about AfroLatinx history, activities supporting youth who are learning about […]

March 10, 2022

AfroLatinxALAS II: Welcoming AfroLatinxEducationToolkitand 1 more tag

LGBTQ+ students have worse academic and health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts, and these disparities increase when taking race/ethnicity into account. 57% of Latinx LGBTQ+ students report feeling unsafe at […]

November 15, 2021

EducationHealthLatinx LGBTQ Students

Policy Considerations to Better Support Multilingual Learners During the COVID-19 Pandemic In 2021, UnidosUS conducted a series of focus groups to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on multilingual […]

October 18, 2021

CoronavirusCOVID-19EducationELsand 3 more tags

Bios for 2021-2022 Afro-Latinx Líderes Avanzando Fellows. The Afro-Latinx Líderes Avanzando fellowship program is geared to first-generation students pursuing their undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees and recent college graduates who […]

September 20, 2021

Afro-LatinosAfro-LatinxAfroLatinidadcivil rights and racial equityand 4 more tags

Parents, family members, and other adults can play critical roles in helping their multilingual preschool-age children confront the stresses and trauma of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. This brief highlights various […]

September 13, 2021

Early Childhood EducationEducationEsperanza Hope for All campaignfamily engagementand 4 more tags

Las familias y otras personas adultas pueden desempeñar papeles importantes para ayudar a sus estudiantes multilingües en edad preescolar a confrontar el estrés y trauma durante la pandemia de COVID-19. […]

September 13, 2021

aprendizaje social y emocionalBienestarEducacionEducación tempranaand 4 more tags

UnidosUS’s top higher education legislative priorities for the upcoming Congressional budget reconciliation legislation. The three priorities ensure Latino students’ current needs are met and ensure that they not only stay […]

August 31, 2021

Congressional BudgetHigher EducationYouth

This resource outlines institutional evidence-based programs targeted at Latinx students at two-and four-year colleges and universities.

August 20, 2021

Avanzando Through CollegeEducationELsEnglish Learnersand 2 more tags

UnidosUS supports Preschool Dual Language Learners AB 1363.

August 13, 2021

CaliforniaCalifornia English learnersEducationeducation equity

Through our Affiliate network, UnidosUS became aware of concerns regarding the eligibility of child care subsidies for mixed-status families. Two of our Affiliates, Centro de La Familia and Comunidades Unidas, have been working with several families […]

July 14, 2021

Child CareEarly Childhood EducationEarly LearningECEand 2 more tags

We submitted written public comments to the U.S. Department of Education regarding their intent to establish negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations for programs authorized under Title IV of […]

July 1, 2021

HEAHigher EducationHigher Education Act

UnidosUS is proud to support AB 101, which will require high schools to provide ethnic studies starting in the academic year 2025–2026 and require students to take one semester of […]

June 11, 2021

CaliforniaCoronavirusCOVID-19Racial Equityand 1 more tag

Our education policy team submitted public comments on the Department of Education’s notice of proposed priorities for the following programs of the Effective Educator Development Division (EED): Teacher and School […]

May 20, 2021

ESSAEvery Student Succeeds ActHEAHigher Education Act

Immigration

Woman holding sign supporting rights for DREAMers.

DHS-Docket No. USCIS-2021-0006 UnidosUS submitted comments to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, […]

November 22, 2021

DACADeferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsDHSNotice of Proposed Rulemakingand 3 more tags

DHS-Docket No. USCIS-2021-0013, UnidosUS submitted comments to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the Advanced Notice of Public Rule Making Regarding (ANPRM) regarding the public charge ground […]

October 28, 2021

Advanced Notice of Public Rule Making RegardingANPRMDepartment of Homeland SecurityDHSand 4 more tags

In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

UnidosUS submitted a comment letter opposing the Department of Justice’s proposed changes to the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) fee schedule associated with filings for appeals to the Board […]

March 30, 2020

BIABoard of Immigration AppealsEOIRExecutive Office for Immigration Reviewand 3 more tags

Over the past decade, Latinos have sealed their place as the country’s largest minority group. With the expanded national presence of this vibrant and youthful population, Hispanics increasingly contribute to […]

February 12, 2020

AdvocacyChangeChildrenCitizenshipand 14 more tags

UnidosUS submitted public comments in opposition to a Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a change to the fee waiver eligibility criteria for certain […]

May 3, 2019

Department of Homeland SecurityImmigrationUnited States Citizenship and Immigration ServicesUSCIS

Youth

In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

California has the largest Latino population in the United States. However, its teachers aren’t representative of the demographic and English learner students (ELs) still have dropout rates that hover over […]

November 6, 2020

CaliforniaEducationELsEnglish Learners

UnidosUS’ letter to Florida Governor DeSantis, Education Commissioner Corcoran and state leaders on recommendations for the safe and responsible reopening of Florida’s K-12 schools. The letter is a meeting request […]

August 4, 2020

COVID-19EducationFloridaK-12and 1 more tag

State officials’ decisions about coverage options, especially in times of crises, have a profound effect on children and can exacerbate pre-existing racial and ethnic disparities. This fact sheet examines the […]

July 23, 2020

ChildrenFloridaGeorgiaHealth Careand 3 more tags

State officials’ decisions about coverage options, especially in times of crises, have a profound effect on children and can exacerbate pre-existing racial and ethnic disparities. This fact sheet examines the […]

June 29, 2020

ArizonaHealthHealth InsurancePolicyand 1 more tag

There are 505,584 Latino students and more than 75,000 English Learners in Arizona’s public schools. Fairness and equity in education have long been core American values underlying the promise of […]

March 9, 2020

Advancement of EducationArizonaBilingual EducationChildrenand 15 more tags

There are more than 13 million Latino students and 5 million English Learners in our nation’s public schools. Fairness and equity in education have long been core American values underlying […]

March 5, 2020

Advancement of EducationAlaskaArizonaArkansasand 39 more tags

By 2060, Latino children will comprise one-third (32%) of the three-to-four-year-old population. Latino children are a large and rapidly growing group in need of appropriate, high quality ECE. It is […]

February 7, 2020

Early ChildhoodEducation

Arizona has an opportunity to ensure the state’s future economic success by advancing policies and practices that support the educational achievement of Latino students who represent a large share of […]

December 2, 2019

ArizonaEducationELsEnglish Learnersand 2 more tags

The economy

Support of AB 2589

UnidosUS supports AB 2589 which supplements the income of low- and middle-income Californian workers backfilling the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) through a refundable tax credit.

March 25, 2022

CalEITCCaliforniaChild Tax CreditCTCand 2 more tags

Latinos in Finance

The Latinos in Finance Initiative was started in 2015 to train Latinos for employment in the financial services sector and to help employers hire linguistically and culturally competent talent.

January 3, 2022

FinanceProgramsWorkforce Development

The November 2021 jobs report showed the economy added 210,000, falling short of expectations ahead of the holiday season. Much of the job growth was led by the professional and […]

December 3, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

The October 2021 jobs report showed that the economy added 531,000 jobs, with a slight decrease in unemployment rate that stands at 4.6%. The Latino unemployment rate edged down to […]

November 5, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

Everyone can make a difference in getting out the word and encouraging families to sign up for the 2021 Child Tax Credit by November 15th, 2021. Families can sign up […]

November 2, 2021

Child Tax CreditCTCEconomyEsperanza Hope for All campaign

The September 2021 jobs report showed that the economy added 194,000 jobs—well below the 500,000 number economists forecasted. Notable job gains occurred in the hospitality and leisure industry, a trend […]

October 8, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

The August 2021 jobs report showed that the economy added 235,000 jobs, vastly missing expectations. In addition, the hospitality and leisure industry that contributed much of the job growth in […]

September 7, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

The July 2021 jobs report showed the economy added 943,000 jobs, marking the second month of strong job growth. The hospitality and leisure sector drove much of the job creation, […]

August 6, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

The Latinx in Sales program aims to provide job readiness and sector-based training so that Latinx workers can upskill, reskill, and leverage their skills to access higher-wage jobs that offer […]

July 30, 2021

LatinxWorkforce Development

The Latinx in Business Initiative aims to provide digital upskill training for business owners and future entrepreneurs.

July 29, 2021

LatinxWorkforce Development

This statement for the record was submitted as a part of the July 21, 2021 hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, titled “Immigrant Farmworkers are Essential to […]

July 23, 2021

Economy and WorkforceFarmworkers

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is one of our nation’s most powerful poverty-reducing tools. Deployed effectively, it has the potential to reduce Hispanic poverty by more than one-third and reduce […]

June 16, 2021

American Rescue Plan ActARPAChild Tax CreditCTCand 3 more tags

The May 2021 jobs report showed that the economy added 559,000 jobs, an improvement to the April 2021 jobs report that vastly missed expectations. The hospitality and leisure sector drove […]

June 4, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

This statement for the record was submitted as a part of the May 12, 2021 hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border […]

May 11, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and WorkforceImmigration

In this report, we examine the gains achieved during President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, and highlight three priorities that the administration must take on next. This analysis […]

May 10, 2021

Biden AdministrationCoronavirusCOVID-19Economyand 6 more tags

The April 2021 jobs report showed that the economy added 266,000 jobs, far below expectations and a sign that the economic recovery from the pandemic will be slow. The hospitality […]

May 7, 2021

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and Workforce

Housing

The rental assistance program is meant to provide a lifeline to renters. Your [Gov. Newsom] administration has a responsibility to expedite emergency rental assistance while ensuring the equitable distribution to […]

October 12, 2021

Emergency Rental AssistanceHousing

In California, UnidosUS provides Governor Gavin Newsom with several recommendations to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 housing assistance to the hardest-hit communities, including Latinos, immigrants, and other communities of […]

August 27, 2021

CaliforniaCoronavirusCOVID-19Housing

Frontline essential workers show up to work while others can work from home. The University of California Berkeley defines these workers as those who work in a non-managerial or non-technical […]

March 23, 2021

Californiaessential workersHousing

The following memos were produced by the 2018-2019 cohort of the UnidosUS Avanzando Fellowship and presented to U.S. Representatives and staff on Capitol Hill. The Avanzando Fellowship is geared to […]

April 1, 2019

Angelica CesarBrenda LozanoCarla MendozaCelia Sanchez Zelayaand 7 more tags

Policies aimed at supporting working families in the last decade have enabled communities across the county to rebuild their lives after the economic downturn of the Great Recession. This analysis […]

March 18, 2019

Economy and EmploymentEconomy and WorkforceHealthHousingand 3 more tags

For more than 50 years, anti-poverty programs have helped support working families when times are tough, or their wages are too low for them to be able to make ends […]

October 17, 2018

AdvocacyBudgetCensusEconomyand 6 more tags

UnidosUS Building

UnidosUS, formerly the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), is the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. Through our unique combination of research, advocacy, programs, and a national […]

April 25, 2018

Affiliate EngagementCivil Rights & ImmigrationEducationHealthand 2 more tags

Impact report

2021 UnidosUS Impact Report

During the second year of the pandemic we kept our focus on what Latinos needed and how we could best serve them. Our 2021 Impact Report brings the voices of […]

April 11, 2022

AdvocacyAffiliatesCommunitiesCoronavirusand 9 more tags

A year of resistance and resilience.

March 29, 2021

AdvocacyAffiliatesCitizenshipCommunitiesand 14 more tags

This is our first annual report as UnidosUS. At our Annual Conference in Phoenix last July, we announced that the National Council of La Raza would become UnidosUS. To us, […]

June 7, 2018

AdvocacyAffiliatesCitizenshipCommunitiesand 12 more tags

We are at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history and it’s more important now than ever that we remain committed to being the voice of the Latino community. If […]

May 5, 2017

AdvocacyAffiliatesCitizenshipCommunitiesand 12 more tags

After a promising start, 2015 ended up being a challenging year for the Latino community. Yet despite these obstacles, our Affiliates and advocates achieved some great accomplishments, the least of […]

April 21, 2016

AdvocacyAffiliateCaliforniaCCSSand 40 more tags

In 2014, NCLR’s advocacy generated the momentum for President Obama’s immigration announcement, which would allow up to five million immigrants the opportunity to stay with their families and make even […]

April 2, 2015

ImmigrationImpact Report

The 2013 NCLR Annual Report: Improving Tomorrow, Today tells the story of NCLR’s extensive work supporting comprehensive immigration reform and addressing many other issues affecting Latinos in the United States.

April 29, 2014

Impact Report

Though the influence of Latinos may have been news to some in 2012, NCLR’s tireless work for nearly half a century has been rooted in the community’s strength. In its […]

April 4, 2013

Impact Report

Latinos faced epidemic foreclosure rates, record job loss, and discriminatory laws in 2011. In its 2011 Annual Report, 50 Million Strong, NCLR shares how it strengthens America through advocacy and […]

May 1, 2012

Impact Report

NCLR and its Affiliates were at the forefront of some of the most contentious national debates in 2010. Whether in regard to health care reform or the controversial immigration laws […]

April 4, 2011

Impact Report

For more than four decades, NCLR has aimed to better our nation by empowering Latinos at both the local and national levels. In 2009, NCLR continued to fulfill this mission […]

May 18, 2010

Impact Report

Though 2008 was a year of unprecedented challenge, NCLR responded with leadership, experience, and grassroots strength. The 2008 Annual Report, Stronger American Communities, commemorates just a portion of the dedicated […]

April 29, 2009

Impact Report

NCLR and its Affiliates faced a relentless series of monumental challenges in 2007. The theme of the 2007 Annual Report, A Stronger America Together, represents NCLR’s belief that the well-being […]

April 10, 2008

Impact Report

Every service NCLR provides aims to move the entire nation forward by empowering Latinos to attain new levels of educational, economic, and social well-being. That’s why this years report focuses […]

September 14, 2006

Impact Report

The institution of familia is and will continue to be a guiding force in our community. As Janet Murguia became NCLR’s new President and CEO, our highest priority was to […]

August 9, 2005

Impact Report

2002 NCLR Annual Report

While Latinos have been intrinsically present throughout the history of the United States and for centuries prior to the founding of the nation, 2002 brought unprecedented recognition that the future […]

May 29, 2003

Impact Report

2001 NCLR Annual Report

The year 2001 began as a watershed year in the history of Hispanic Americans. The Census 2000 figures confirmed that the nation’s 35 million Latinos are now the nation’s largest […]

May 29, 2002

Impact Report