Contact: Sonny Le
Seattle Regional Census Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2009
Countdown to the 2010 Census: Census Bureau Director to Brief Media on Language Assistance Program
With Census Day -- April 1, 2010 -- less than six months away, U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves will lead a media briefing with San Francisco city officials and community advocates on the Census Bureau's language assistance efforts and related strategies to ensure a full and accurate count in the 2010 Census.
The 2010 Census questionnaire will be one of the shortest ever -- there are only 10 questions, requiring about 10 minutes to complete. Census data are used to apportion congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year, and to make decisions about what community services to provide.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 - 10 a.m. (PDT)
Robert M. Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau
David Chiu, president, Board of Supervisors, City and County of San Francisco
Dennis Herrera, city attorney, City and County of San Francisco
Adrienne Pon, executive director, Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs,
City and County of San Francisco
Vincent Pan, executive director, Chinese for Affirmative Action
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 278
San Francisco, CA 94102