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Rep. Edwards says census needs to count all regardless of Immigration Status

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010                                                                                                Phone:(703) 383-5287

 

Video: Rep. Edwards Says Census Needs To Count All Regardless Of Immigration Status

 

Click here for link to full video: http://washingtonnewsobserver.com/?p=609

Length of video: 2:52

 

Who: Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD)

What: Interview on the census.

 

Soundbite 1: Census Needs To Count All Regardless Of Immigration Status.

 

"It's really important for us to know the population that we have to serve. And this isn't a question of immigration status. It really is a question of making sure that we understand who's in our community and how many people are in our communities."

 

Click here for link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iufI24xpOTA

  

Soundbite 2: Prisoners Being Counted in the Census.

 

"So much of our incarcerated population, even if they're incarcerated someplace else, they come back to communities...I really am an advocate for some particular populations, and this is not for every population, of making sure that those that are likely to return actually get counted from the communities that they hail from."

 

Click here for link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apbUji7FecU

 Soundbite 3: Discusses the Reasoning Behind the Census.

 

"If we don't get an accurate count, it really means that somebody has to make up that slack and sometimes its non-profit organizations and churches that have to make that up. It's local governments that have to make that up because we haven't done our job in counting our population so we get the appropriate amount of federal resources that we deserve."

 

Click here for link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc7padeTaJE

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