Census Campaign Targets Tech-Savvy Hispanic Youths

Groups pushing for robust Hispanic participation in the 2010 census have announced a campaign to reach that hard-to-count demographic through its smart-phone-toting youngsters.

The "Be Counted, Represent" campaign was announced Wednesday at a press conference in Los Angeles.

It offers music downloads and a chance at concert tickets to cell phone users who share their e-mail addresses and phone numbers with organizers and forward information about the census to their friends.

Organizers hope the pro-census messages will zip throughout the social networks of youngsters who can persuade their parents to fill out and return their census forms.

The messages will stress that undercounted areas risk losing funding for transit, infrastructure and other needs.

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  • by Citizen Location: Kinston on Mar 11, 2010 at 12:02 PM
    Just hand out WIC vouchers and foodstamp cards. They'll come out in droves. They say illegals hide in the shawdows, but they sure don't mind coming out of the shawdows to collect their freebies at the welfare office. It has to benefit them or they won't participate. If they're not counted in the census, states will lose millions in funding. That means we'll be spending more and more to give them free services with even less money coming in. Do you think they care? They don't care where the money comes from as long as they can keep riding on the gravy train. Demand to support these people is already higher than supply. It's the reason why we're in the mess we're in, but nobody will admit it. Isn't it ironic that the government and local states keeps cutting services to our own, yet continues to keep footing the bill for housing, food, medical care and education to millions of illegals that shouldn't even be here?

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