Census 2010 Festival educates, builds excitement for April count

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If you’d like to learn more about the 2010 Census, then mark your calendar now for the United States Census 2010 Festival, on Saturday, February 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Avenue.

This Census Festival is the first for all the Southern California and will have many attendees’ from Los Angeles and Orange County. The Keynote Speaker is James Christy, the Regional Director of the US Census Bureau’s Los Angeles Region for Southern California and Hawaii.

The event will include free hot dogs and refreshments, job opportunities with the Census, multi-cultural entertainment, and an array of agencies and information booths.

The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to apportion Congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide.

The 2010 Census form will be one of the shortest in U.S. history, consisting of just 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict confidentiality laws protect the respondents and the information they provide.

The official Census counting day is April 1. For more information about the Census Festival in Long Beach, call (562) 433-2490.

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary, part-time census takers for the 2010 Census.

The Census 2010 Festival is sponsored by US Census 2010 Cambodian Collaborative Complete Count Committee of Long Beach: Cambodian Town, Inc, Cambodian Association of America, Cambodian American Chamber of Commerce, Cambodian Coordinating Council, Cambodian Family of Orange County, Cambodian Senior Nutrition Program, Cambodian Student Society, Centro Shalom, Khemara Times News, Khmer Girls in Action, Khmer Parent Association, Our Lady  of Mt. Carmel/Cambodian Catholic Mission, St. Mary Medical Center EM3,The Khmer Post News, United Cambodian Community, Mayor Bob Foster Office, Congresswoman Laura Richardson Office, US Census Long Beach Office, Phnom Penh Long Beach Sister Cities, Boys Scout of America, and the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine.


One Response to “Census 2010 Festival educates, builds excitement for April count”
  1. Pledge To Exist says:

    Check out what some students at Chapman University are doing to raise awareness on the 2010 Census!