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. ♦