US Census Bureau Census 2010 - by flu11339


									                                   US Census Bureau
                               Census 2010 -

                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 21, 2010

Leo Cardenas
Media Specialist

Sergio Martinez
Partnership Specialist

         Census Road Exhibit to Stop at Non-traditional Public School Friday

  Students will get opportunity to use interactive technology on census benefits

 The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour will be at the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center
in Salt Lake City on Friday, January 22, 2010. Horizonte is a non-traditional public school that serves
inner city ethnic youth, adults, immigrants and refugees from 75 countries who speak more than 80
languages and dialects.

The Portrait of America exhibit will be at the school as part of a cross-country Road Tour featuring
interactive exhibits in which participants will learn about the 2010 Census and the positive impact their
participation can have on the Salt Lake City community. Census data are used to apportion seats in
Congress, and directly affect how more than $400 billion per year in federal funding is distributed to state,
local and tribal governments.

"This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about the 2010 Census and how citizens can use the
census form as their voice to let the country know about their community's needs for the next ten years,"
said Census Regional Director Cathy Lacy.

        WHY: To give students at Horizonte School an opportunity to say why an accurate count is so
        important to their community.
        WHAT: Celebrating the 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour with Salt Lake City
        WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2010.
        WHERE: Horizonte Instruction and Training center, 1234 South Main Street,Salt Lake City, Utah.
        (parking lot west of the school building between Major Street and West Temple Street)
        WHO: School Principal James Anderson
        District school and City of Salt Lake City officials

        Salt Lake City Census Complete Count Committee members

        For more information about the 2010 Census and the Road Tour, please visit and follow us on Twitter@2010Portrait, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr and
        You Tube (/censusbureau).

The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S.
Constitution. Census data are used to distribute congressional seats to states, to distribute more than
$400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year, and to make decisions about
what community services to provide. The 2010 Census form will be one of the shortest in U.S. history and
consists of just 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict confidentiality laws protect the
respondents and the information they provide.


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