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$10K Raffle & Telethon for final Census Push

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Hidalgo County Public Information Officer Carlos Sanchez; Cynthia Garza-Reyes, Government Relations, City of Pharr; McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E.; Mission Mayor Dr. Armando O’Caña; McAllen Dist. 4 Comm. Tania Ramirez; McAllen Dist. 5 Comm. Victor “Seby” Haddad; and McAllen Chief of Police Victor Rodriguez, on hand for the announcement of the Somos Humanos Todos Contamos Census Raffle & Telethon, as a final push to increase 2020 Census participation.  The live broadcast is taking place on Thurs., Sept. 24, 2020, from 4 PM – 8 PM.
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McAllen, TX – Here Everyone Loves People, in partnership with the Hidalgo County, City of McAllen, City of Edinburg, City of Pharr, and the City of Mission launched Somos Humanos Todo Contamos today to encourage participation in the 2020 Census.

Somos Humanos Todo Contamos enters US 2020 Census participants in a raffle to win$10,0000, Ramon Ayala’s autographed accordions, a cruise vacation, HDTVs, and more. Winners will be announced during live telethon on September 24 from the McAllen Performing Arts Center. 

Cities, businesses, and regular people donated these prizes as a thank you to everyone who believes in the RGV. Presenting sponsors include Here Everybody Helps People and Hidalgo County. Support has also been received from Hispanic Stars, McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, Pharr, Hermes Music, Oscar Longoria, Vicente Gonzalez, and Linebarger & Associates.

“It only takes about five minutes to complete the US Census on your smartphone,” said Tania Ramirez, HELP organization founder and City of McAllen Commissioner. “Just visit rgv2020.com and complete the Census online or by phone call.”

Somos Humanos Todo Contamos uses rgv2020.com to provide official 2020 Census phone numbers and web links. Once completed, participants will be provided a code to enter the raffle via phone.

The 2020 Census will determine future federal funding for Rio Grande Valley schools, streets and highways, Medicare and Medicaid, housing, and other important programs.

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“The 2020 Census is our chance to secure funding for McAllen’s future,” said Victor Rodriguez, City of McAllen Police Chief. “The US Census is required by law to protect any personal information they collect and keep it strictly confidential.”

As one of many Rio Grande Valley communities participating in Somos Humanos Todo Contamos, the City of McAllen hopes to inspire friendly competition within the RGV to drive regional turnout for the 2020 Census.

“Hundreds of millions of dollars in funding are on the line,” said Jim Darling, Mayor of the City of McAllen. “I challenge every RGV city to use Somos Humanos Todo Contamos to increase their 2020 Census turnout. A better funded RGV is a win-win for everyone.”

Somos Humanos Todo Contamos is now active at www.rgv2020.com and by phone (M-F, 8am-5pm) at 956-681-4900 for McAllen, 956-259-4357 in Edinburg, 956-580-8726 in Mission, 956-402-2020 in Pharr, and 956-681-4900 Valley wide.

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