The importance of the 2010 Census

Lilly Woo of the Census with people

On Feb. 17, the U.S. Census Bureau presented a fortune cookie event at Tsue Chong Fortune Cookie and Noodle Factory. Two million census fortune cookies were launched to reach and encourage people who are traditionally hard to count — non-English speakers, ethnic minorities, and young adults ages 18 to 25 — about the importance of the 2010 Census, how it is safe and easy.

Tsue Chong and its owners, the Louie family members, were presented with a special plaque from Census Regional Director Ralph Lee.

The 2010 Census questionnaire will be sent to homes in mid-March. It is available in six different languages — English, Spanish, simplified Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Russian. In addition, the Census Bureau has language-assistance guides in 59 languages. ♦

One Response to “The importance of the 2010 Census”

  1. King Lee says:

    We need more companies such as Tsue Chong and individuals such as the Louie family who tried putting in efforts to promote the Census works. The NW Asian Weekly, one of the many partners the Census formed has been doing a great job spreading the words to the community and all to show how important it is to support the census.
    Thank you for the excellent reporting.
    The photo is really sharp and professionally done.
    We really appreciate it.
    Keep up the good works!

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