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NALEO presents the 2020 Census to the Latino community at UAGM in Miami

NALEO presents the 2020 Census to the Latino community at UAGM in Miami

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MIAMI, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ana G. Mendez University's South Florida campus held the event 'Census 2020 Democracy risk,' organized by NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) in which they explained to the Latin community the importance of participating in the census. 

Since 2017, NALEO has been conducting a training campaign in various parts of the United States to prepare elected officials, community leaders and all those responsible for transmitting to citizens the need to participate in the Census held in April 2020. NALEO stresses the impact it has in economic, social and political terms.

The conference included the participation of leaders from the Hispanic community in Miami, among which were the advocacy director AARP, Ivonne Fernandez; the president of the Florida Association of Non-Profits, Marina Pavlov; the representative of the Hispanic Heritage Chamber of Commerce, Laymi Tejada; the Miami-Dade Community Action representative, Angela Miller; the representatives of Spanish American League Against Discrimination, Marcos Regalado and Juan D 'Arce; the director of The Miami Foundation, Dawn Shirreffs; and the Census Manager in Miami, Rafael de la Portilla.

During the event, participants stressed the need to educate the community about the want to attend a role that corresponds to community leaders. In this sense, they argued that, if the community participates in the plebiscite, economic resources will be obtained and returned in the future as social benefits for the community. The results determined the capital resource should be assigned to the community in function to its demography.

The response that the community gives to the vote, which has marked economic, social and political character, will depend on the strength of its elected community leaders support and disseminate the participation of all educational entities. The energy of the advertising campaign and all the diffusion channels on which this one is supported to send and deliver the message well in advance of the date of the census will also be of vital importance.

A process since 1950

One doubt that was presented was knowing the assurance of the census, it was questioned whether the official information sent by the census via email reaches the recipients and does not become junk mail. However, Margaret Sanchez, Census Campaign Manager of NALEO explained how the process works, launched in 1950 where the citizen fills the ballot received by mail and sends it back to the administration.

At the same time, he indicated that soon they will receive emails and official letters where the census procedure will be communicated step by step.

This is the first time that NALEO makes a presentation on the campus of Ana G. Mendez University in Miami. The university opened in 2017, although previously it has already organized several events at their Orlando campus.

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