NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY LATINO CAUCUS TO URGE LATINOS AND IMMIGRANTS TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN THE 2010 CENSUS

(TRENTON) — As 2010 U.S. Census forms arrive in more than 120 million mailboxes across the country this week, the New Jersey Assembly Latino Caucus on Monday will pledge its full support for the Census and encourage the Latino community to participate in the easiest and safest census in the U.S. history.

Representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau will also be on hand and underscore their significant outreach efforts and support materials targeted at immigrant communities.

They will also illustrate how community organizations, churches, schools, businesses and more can help motivate their stakeholders to be counted in the “Hagase Contar” campaign.

Asking just 10 questions and taking only about 10 minutes to complete, the 2010 Census form is one of the shortest in U.S. history. The Census Bureau is encouraging households to return their forms by mail because taxpayers can save about $85 million in operational costs for every percentage point increase in the national mail participation rate.

WHEN: Monday, March 22, 2010 10:15am – 10:45 a.m.

WHERE: New Jersey State House Annex — Committee Room 6

Featured speakers: Nellie Pou, Assemblywoman, New Jersey 35th Legislative District
Ligia Jaquez, New York Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Census Bureau

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