The winner is of our drawing of the Wii from last month's entries is Aloca Taliva'a from San Jose, CA.
"The census means alot to me because I'm looking at a 10 years time frame. I received my census form and I fill out and send it back the same day. It was a priority to me and my family. I have children and grandchildren that their lives is based on this census. If I don't fill it out and the childrens don't fill it out and send it in....guess what!!! We are not going to receive the proper funds for our state and county to run all the programs for the next 10 years. Not only that each person that is not counted, the county loses 1,200, and that is almost 12,000 in the next 10 years. That's why is very important for me to support the census. I'm taking a pro-active approach and make sure my family and friends and whoever I came in contact to are aware of how important this census is to all. By participating in the census, I make sure my name and my family’s names are counted."
Share your thoughts about the importance of the census to our community and enter a chance to win a Netbook! Answer this question: "Starting May 1 through early summer, census takers will be going to households that did not mail back a form to complete the census form. What do you plan on doing to help educate the community, your family, and friends that this process is continuing and they need to talk to the census taker so that they can complete their census form?"
The winner is of our drawing of the Wii from last month's entries is Alofa Taliva'a from San Jose, CA. Read what the Census means to Alofa.
Learn how your if your own neighborhood is doing what it can to secure the resources you deserve for your community by being counted. To find your area's 2010 Census participation rate using the map, enter your zip code, or your city and state, in the search field and click the “Find” button. Once you do this, a national view of the map will appear with a data window on the exact location you chose. The mail participation rate for that area will be featured prominently within that window.
The 2010 Census survey forms are coming to your family's mail boxes. Now is your chance to let the government know how you want your taxpayer dollars to be spent. Watch this fun video to find out why filling out the Census survey and returning it by April 1 is so important. TAKE THE PLEDGE! Now available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Laotian, Hmong, Hindi, Tongan, and Samoan.
This newly developed brochure provides information on the importance of filling out the 2010 Census, answers to some frequently asked questions, and a timeline on Census 2010 activities to promote and encourage census response rates for Asian Americans. It will be provided in over 25 Asian and Pacific Islander languages. Check back here in a week for all other translations.