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AL DÍA CEO Hernán Guaracao (left) speaks with Fernando Armstrong (right) on Aug. 7 at the AL DÍA News room. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

Fernando Armstrong, 2020 Census regional director, looks to ensure that everyone in the Philadelphia region is counted in the upcoming census.

Puerto Ricans voting in Puerto Rico vs. the U.S. mainland: A Philadelphia case-study

 05/24/2019 - 13:14
Rally goers at a commemoration for Hurricane Maria at the Art Museum on Oct. 12, 2018. Photo: Emily Neil/ AL DÍA News.

Philadelphia’s District 7 is known as ‘El Barrio’ for its predominant Hispanic population. The largest portion of that population hails from Puerto Rico, where Election Day is celebrated like a holiday and turnout is massive. But District 7 has the city’s lowest voter turnout rate.