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WBEZ: Chicago-Area Groups Begin Census Outreach To Immigrants

Reporter Esther Yoon-Ji Kang of WBEZ covered our Census canvassing training and kickoff on January 22. The story mentions leaders Anel Sancen of Mujeres Latinas en Accion and Christopher Cortez of Spanish Coalition for Housing, as well as our Executive Director Lawrence Benito.

“Our communities are some of the fastest growing communities across the state,” said Lawrence Benito, executive director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), at a news conference at Casa Michoacán, where the training was held. “This year, through the 2020 census, we have the opportunity to not only show our growing numbers, but also to show our growing power.”

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