News Clips Nov. 19, 2009

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Immigration reform conference call draws thousands

NORTHGLENN, Colo. – Thousands across Colorado came together for 22 parties Wednesday night where the focus was on a single phone call.

Families, activists and politicians gathered to show support for comprehensive immigration reform.

It was part of a national effort to hear plans from congressional leaders about passing legislation affecting 12-million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., including about 265,000 in Colorado.

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-immigration-reform-111809,0,5982172.story

Activists push for immigration reform

A nationwide conference call kicked off efforts to get a measure before Congress.

National immigration reform activists kicked off a campaign that they hope will result in a bill in the spring on Capital Hill. And Bucks County residents want to help.

Area Latinos and Filipinos tuned in to a nationwide conference call, organized by activist group Reform Immigration for America, that encouraged communities to pressure the White House and Congress for comprehensive immigration reform legislation in 2010.

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/92/2009/november/19/activists-push-for-immigration-reform.html

Immigration reform supporters renewing their push for change

Advocates and immigrant families are joining this evening in a telephonic “Town Hall” conference that they hope will help them ignite the movement for legislative change in communities across the nation.

They will listen to representatives Luis Gutierrez, Nydia Velazquez and Raúl Grijalva, Hispanic members of Congress who are behind reform efforts that would offer legalization to millions of undocumented immigrants.

Advocates in the Orlando-area will gather for “house parties” in Winter Park, Kissimmee and Orlando tonight, joining others in Tampa, Miami and cities throughout the nation who will join the conference.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_hispanicaffairs/2009/11/immigration-reform-supporters-seeking-renewed-push-for-change.html

Leaders want Hispanic community to take part in 2010 Census

Updated: Nov 18, 2009 05:27 PM

By MIKE PACHE

JOPLIN, MO. – Census reports do not begin until April but the city of Joplin wants to get the word out early, especially to the Hispanic community – a group that historically has been difficult to count.

The Joplin Census Count Committee will meet with several Hispanic community leaders on Thursday to talk about the importance of filling out Census sheets in 2010.

http://www.koamtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11532269

Census officials look to hire 15K temporary, full-time workers for national head count

This month, thousands of applications will land on William Mercado’s desk at the U.S. Census Bureau as he lines up workers in New Jersey for next year’s national head count.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/11/nj_census_officials_looking_to.html


Latinos Poised to Shake Up 2010 Census, Politicians Beware

I’m not convinced Washington has awakened to the reality yet — but the 2010 Census is going to shake things up politically in this country, and politicians …

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-sharry/latinos-poised-to-shake-u_b_362652.html


Hispanic Man Leads Controversial Anti-Census Charge

A New Jersey pastor is using the US Census in a unique way. He”s using it to protest. He is urging fellow Hispanics to boycott the census.. as a way of standing up for immigration reform. But will it work, or is it merely a lightning rod for controversy? WFMZ’s Jackie Shutack reports.

>> A spokesperson for the U.S. Census Bureau tells us this boycott is actually counter productive and illegal. New Jersey-based Reverend Miguel Rivera is spearheading this effort because he says in order for everyone to count, Hispanics should speak out by saying no to the census.

http://wfmz.com/view/?id=1300830

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