FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Linh Ngo – 206.625.3850
**Saturday, March 6, 11:00AM-1:00PM**
Local Advocates to Hold Forum About the 2010 Census to Discuss Whats at Stake for Our Communities
Event: Seattle Census 2010 Public Education Forum
Date: March 6, 2010
Location: New Holly Gathering Hall – 7054 32nd Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118
Please join local advocates from the Make Our Community Count Campaign for a census 2010 public education forum to discuss whats at stake for our Seattle communities. With a week before Seattle residents receive the Census form, a diverse group of advocates will address the importance, challenges, and opportunities for our communities to get a fair and accurate count. Speakers include representatives from Afrique Services Center, Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation, East African Community Services, Entre Hermanos, National Iranian American Council, One America and Potlatch Fund. The forum’s goal is to encourage full participation in the upcoming count for residents.
Interpreters will be available for the event. Please register by March 2 by contacting, Linh Ngo, our Census 2010 Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.625.3850. Visit our site at makeourcommunitycount.wordpress.com.
Translated March 6 event flyers are available for agencies/community members to assist with outreach to their respective communities at makeourcommunitycount.wordpress.com or click on each link here to access: Amharic | Cambodian | Chinese | English | Omoro | Somali | Spanish | Tigrinya | Vietnamese
Make Our Community Count Campaign: Afrique Services Center, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU WA), Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP), City of Seattle – Census 2010 Complete Count Committee, City of Seattle – Immigrants and Refugees Advisory Board, City of Seattle – Office for Civil Rights, East African Community Services, Entre Hermanos, International Examiner, Leadership Conference Education Fund, League of Women Voters, Minority Executive Directors Coalition (MEDC), National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, National Iranian American Council, One America, Potlatch Fund, Social Justice Fund Northwest, Vietnamese Community of Seattle and Vicinity, Win/Win Network and Youth Media Institute.
LCEF’s census campaign is a collaborative of national and regional civil rights groups, including the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), and the NAACP.