03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Immigration Reform Activists' Plan To Boycott Census Takes Center Stage In Colorado

As a proposed national Latino census boycott receives increased media attention, many Latino and immigrant organizations in Colorado say they're thankful the movement hasn't taken hold so far in the Centennial State.

"We're hoping it doesn't become a huge issue here," said Chandra Russo, spokeswoman for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. "Latinos gain strength in numbers," she said. "If you diminish the numbers by boycotting the census, you diminish the influence and power of Latinos ... It's uninformed people that are proposing something of this nature. They're not aware of the damage they might do."

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