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OUR FIRST MAJOR READER SURVEYS told us lots about our loyal readers. Sixty percent of you are people of color and mixed-race. You most likely have a college degree, are between 18 and 45, and your main priorities are racial and economic justice and human rights. Thanks to all of you who participated! And kudos to the lucky readers who won copies of We Are All Suspects Now!

The best part of the survey was learning that more than 20 percent of you have taken action based on a story you read in ColorLines. Jacque Larrainzar is one such reader. Working in the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, she writes, "I use information that I read in articles as leads to find best practices or contacts in other city governments working on problems similar to the ones I have. One example is your rave "Standing Their Ground" [Fall 2005] about immigrant advocates who won a suit to block anti-day laborer laws. A local program-CASA LATINA-has a day laborers' program. When they went to city council looking for funds to get a new location and improve their programs your article was very useful. I shared it with council staff and the director of CASA LATINA. The program was included in the city's budget this year."

In the months to come, we'd like to profile our readers who are putting media into action. If you're one, then email us at
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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Publication:Colorlines Magazine
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jul 1, 2006
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