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Margaret Reyes and Census 2010

The Social Justice Chairperson of the Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs answers some questions about Census

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Margaret Reyes (The Social Justice Chairperson of the Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs)
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(HOY EN DELAWARE)-Please could you explain to our readers what they should know about Census 2010?

(MARGARET REYES)-The Census was set up near the foundation of the United States to count the population. This Census is done every 10 years. It counts every person residing in the United States regardless of immigration status or nationality. It is confidential and secure and only takes 10 minutes of your time. It is a Constitutional requirement.

(HD)Why did you decide to collaborate with Census 2010?

(M.R.)-The results of the Census charts the future of the United States - both politically and financially. In order for us as a nation to move forward, we need to see where we are going as a nation .The Census allows us to do so. Population trends and demographics are vitally important information for the Congress and Senate to make decisions on the future of the nation as a whole. Where are more roads needed - where are more schools needed -where do we need to spend more money in the forms of infrastructure and assistance. The Census helps to answer these questions.

(HD)Why do you think Census 2010 is important for the Hispanic Community?

(M.R.)-It is Extremely important the Hispanic population is the fastest growing minority in the United States, both by birth and immigration. The more a part of the community and nation as a whole, the stronger the voice of the Hispanic community. The census is the sole basis for the distribution of Federal money and the sole basis for the distribution of political power. Participation in the Census is a civic duty but also, it is our future and the future of our children, community and nation. Based on ...
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