Having an accurate count of the city of Chelsea’s Latino population will require strategic organizing by government officials and community leaders. If there is an undercount of the population, especially of immigrants who live in Chelsea, there will be long-term and potentially devastating effects on the city’s political power and less federal funding to address the needs of its Latino majority. We hope the results from this qualitative study will inform policies and recommendations to increase the participation of Chelsea residents in the upcoming 2020 Census. We hope the results will aid in developing culturally specific outreach strategies to inform residents about the potential benefits that census participation will bring in terms of increased funding to support the city’s social services and infrastructure.
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Torres-Ardila, Fabián; Bravo, Daniela; and Ortiz, Franklin, "Increasing Latino Participation Rates in the 2020 Census in Chelsea, MA" (2020). Gastón Institute Publications. 247.