Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2010 Census and what it means to every Community!

Today, I had an opportunity to work on the 2010 Census here in Tucson, specifically with the Asian Community. According to the last census of 2000, our city had 11,959 Asians residing in our community.

Historically the Asian population has been a "hard to count" population, particularly due to language isolation. We know that here in Tucson the Asian population is very different today than it was in 2000, in terms of ethnicity, religion, language and generations.

My role and others was to make contact with business owners and to pass on a few basic messages about the Census. These messages included how easy it is to participate, how it is safe, how information gathered is confidential, and how important decisions that may affect the community are made based on 2010 Census results. Prior to leaving each business, a 2010 Census poster was pasted next to the register and then documented with a photogragph.

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