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Census 2010 Save the Date April 1, 2010

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

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Census 2010 is EASY, IMPORTANT & SAFE

April 1st, 2010 is officially Census Day. This happens every ten years. On this day, the US Census Bureau attempts to count everyone in the United States in order to determine political representation, identify community needs, collect demographic information and allocate government funding. Census data is also used when planning for vital services such as senior programs, hospitals, schools, employment training centers and much more. Despite the importance of each person completing Census forms, many in our community remain uncounted. In fact, during the last Census in 2000 the Asian Pacific Islander population was greatly under-counted which resulted in an estimated $2.1 billion loss in federal funding in California.

Some of the main issues facing Filipino newcomers that can contribute to a Census undercount are: (more…)

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