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2020 Census Virtual Town Hall to be Held for Latinx Community

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – Gaston County will hold another virtual town hall meeting (Spanish) on Thursday, July 23 to discuss the 2020 Census. This time, the event will focus primarily on the Latinx community. The town hall will be live streamed on the Gaston County Government Facebook Page beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Juliana Cabrales, from the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, will participate in the town hall, along with state and local Latin-American leaders, Census Committee members, and County staff, to discuss the importance of responding to the 2020 Census and how it impacts the lives of Hispanic/Latinx residents in Gaston County.

The panel will also address the community’s reservations about completing the Census form and explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has also affected the response rates and what residents can do to help improve these rates to make a difference in their community.

For more information about the town hall meeting, you can call the Gaston County Public Information Office at 704-866-3141. If you would like to respond to the 2020 Census Survey, visit  




About Juliana Cabrales

Juliana Cabrales is Director of Civic Engagement – Programs & Mid-Atlantic with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. In this capacity, Juliana promotes the organization’s civic engagement campaigns in the Mid-Atlantic region, North Carolina while providing programmatic support to national civic engagement efforts. She was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia and since arriving in the United States has lived mostly in the Southeast. Juliana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wesleyan College in Macon, GA and an Associate in Applied Science from Parsons The New School of Design in New York, NY. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the NC Counts Coalition and NC Asian Americans Together.