FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Milagros Peralta
Date: April 23, 2019
(Newark, NJ) The U.S. Census Bureau New York Regional Office is collaborating with LUPE Fund, Inc., Tu Apoyo Latino, Organización Juventud Ecuatoriana and the Consulate of Ecuador in an effort to educate the community and ensure a fair and accurate census. The free information session will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Consulate of Ecuador, located at 400 W. Market Street, 4th Floor in Newark, NJ.
As an organization that is committed to advancing the Latino community, LUPE Fund has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of a massive outreach effort to increase census participation and provide accurate information to our communities. Latinos are one of the fastest growing populations in the United States and it is essential that local communities understand that participating in the census is necessary to achieve an accurate and successful count. LUPE Fund is targeting hard to reach communities in an effort to achieve an accurate population count and is determined to engage with Latino families throughout New Jersey to ensure that federal funds are distributed effectively.
Although the 2020 census is one of the most consequential counts of this century, many people are unaware of its economic, social and political impacts. Participating in the census helps determine how federal funds, grants and support are allocated towards health, education, infrastructure, housing, transportation and employment in our states, counties and communities. The data collected by the census also determines how many congressional seats each state gets and their representation in state legislatures and local government bodies.
“LUPE Fund is committed to engaging with communities that have been undercounted in an attempt to motivate residents to participate in the upcoming census. We are partnering with trusted local organizations to educate our diverse communities and increase awareness of the long-term value of achieving a full, fair and accurate count,” said Sara Peña, President of LUPE Fund. “The census is crucial in determining how the federal government will distribute billions of dollars in funding to states and local municipalities, and the only way that our communities will be able to receive fair funding is if every single person, whether they are a citizen or not, participates in the census.”
To register and for additional event information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lupe-fund-inc-6900806859
LUPE Fund is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to Educate, Empower and Engage Latinas to promote leadership and civic engagement. The goal of LUPE Fund is to promote an increase of Latinas in civic leadership by providing scholarships, educational programs, mentorship, and networking opportunities at a local and statewide level. The organization is committed to collaborating with other women’s and children’s organizations on issues of common interest such as education, health and economic development in an effort to advance the Latino community. To learn more about LUPE Fund, Inc. and for additional information on how to become a member, visit www.lupenj.org.