As of 1 July 2016, the Hispanic population in the United States numbers 57.5 million. Hispanics make up 17.8 percent of America’s total population.
Hello and welcome to episode 195…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… stand up and be counted
Making a difference is always possible, especially with persistence and dedication. —Gladys De La Mora
stand up and be counted … to let people know your opinions especially if those opinions may cause you trouble…to not hide or be ashamed of your beliefs…to show public support for something
During elections, it’s critical that you let politicians know your opinion. Vote!
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… stand up and be counted
During elections, it’s critical that you stand up and be counted. Vote!
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … stand up and be counted
If you want the laws to change, you must be willing to stand up and be counted.
Those men named in the #me too movement must be prepared to stand up and be counted.
Be brave. Stand up and be counted. Don’t hide behind the internet and voice their opinions.
Were you counted in your country’s most recent census?
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