Backlash Against Boycott
After a nationwide group of Latino clergy, the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders (NCLCCL), announced they were urging a boycott of the 2010 Census, panic spread that this one boycott could trigger mass civil disobedience efforts. The NCLCCL’s “Stand up, but refuse to be counted in the 2010 U.S. Census” message garnered significant media attention in recent days, though apparently the support isn’t as widespread as they would have liked it to be. Other Latino advocacy groups have started to preach a counter-message, encouraging people to participate in the census, citing that an accurate count is good for America. The NCLCCL is planning a rally for this Saturday (4/25) in Newark, New Jersey. MyTwoCensus will be providing in-depth coverage of the event.