Resumen Ejecutivo

MALDEF has been a leader in census outreach and advocacy on behalf of the Latino community since 1970. We foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the nearly 50 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society in all areas. Our community’s full participation in the census is critical as this count will determine how more than $400 billion in government spending will be allocated to state and local governments for schools, hospitals, businesses and other services. Additionally, an accurate census count is critical for redistricting legislative seats and for reapportionment. An accurate count is the basis for creating districts that provide Latinos with political representation at the local, state and national levels.

¡Todos Contamos! “We All Count!”

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