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  • Latino leaders ask for Congress to monitor and “save” Census 2020

    Latino leaders ask for Congress to monitor and “save” Census 2020

    Concern about accuracy and low response rates. Coronavirus afflicts and delays the decennial count and creates obstacles for door-to-door essential work   by Pilar Marrero Ethnic Media Services   “A nightmare” is how Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), defines what the coronavirus pandemic has meant to the

  • California lags behind national average on census, state director says

    California lags behind national average on census, state director says

    It’s about power, money & data by Mark Hedin Ethnic Media Services   As of April 1, 37.9 percent of California’s households have filled out their census questionnaires, Ditas Katague, the state’s Complete Count Committee director, reported at a “Census Day” teleconference. The nationwide response rate was slightly higher, 38.4 percent, but California’s 40 million

  • California Gov. Newsom calls for home isolation for all seniors, bars to close, restaurants to limit capacity

    California Gov. Newsom calls for home isolation for all seniors, bars to close, restaurants to limit capacity

    by Lisa Fernandez   SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Stopping short of a state order, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday called for the home isolation of all seniors in the state of California and the immediate shutdown of bars, nightclubs, brew pubs and wineries to help stop the spread of coronavirus, now considered a global pandemic. In addition,

  • Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet and revolutionary, dies at 95

    Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet and revolutionary, dies at 95

    Father Cardenal defied the Roman Catholic Church in the 1980s by serving as a minister in the revolutionary government of Nicaragua   by Elias E. López   The Rev. Ernesto Cardenal, one of Latin America’s most admired poets and priests, who defied the Roman Catholic Church in the 1980s by serving in the revolutionary Sandinista

  • Congress checks in on Census Bureau readiness

    Congress checks in on Census Bureau readiness

    Nonpartisan report finds hiring, partnership deals behind schedule   by Mark Hedin Ethnic Media Services   In a Feb. 12 Capitol Hill hearing that stretched more than three hours, Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham updated the 2020 effort and fielded questions from the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Reform Committee. His long-scheduled appearance coincided with

  • The U.S. Census question that may trip up Latinos

    The U.S. Census question that may trip up Latinos

    The Obama administration started multi-year research on approaches that would improve data on Latinos of all races, but the Trump administration dropped all efforts and went ahead with questions that will probably undercount Latinos   by Pilar Marrero La Opinion, Ethnic Media Services   The proposed citizenship question in the 2020 United States Census is

  • IMMIGRATION: Fight over “public charge” rule change isn’t over

    IMMIGRATION: Fight over “public charge” rule change isn’t over

    Advocates seek to calm fears   by Mark Hedin Ethnic Media Services   The fight over the Trump administration’s effort to change the “public charge” rule continues, advocates gathered on a teleconference call for ethnic media on Jan. 31 agreed, despite a Supreme Court ruling earlier in the week that lifted an injunction blocking its