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April 2, 2009
NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU partners on campaign to ensure Hispanics are counted in 2010 Census

HACU was among the 2010 Census National Partners that met in the nation’s capital on March 30 for an exclusive briefing on the 2010 Census. Maria Elena Vivas-House, Executive Director of the HACU National Internship Program, represented HACU. More than 200 national partners from around the country attended a briefing.

Antonio Flores, HACU president and CEO, is one of the leaders featured in a video entitled, "2010 Census: A New Portrait of America - Latino/Hispanic" that explains how communities benefit from Census Bureau data collection efforts. Testimonials in this video describe the importance of a complete count to the Latino/Hispanic community and why the 2010 Census will be the most important count in our nation's history.                                                                                                                             

The 2010 Census Partnership Program brings national, regional and local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations together to raise awareness of, and encourage participation in, the 2010 Census.

2010 Census Timeline: Key Dates
Spring 2009: Census employees go door-to-door to update address list nationwide.
Fall 2009: Recruitment begins for census takers needed for peak workload in 2010.
February–March 2010: Census questionnaires are mailed or delivered to households.
April 1, 2010: Census Day
April–July 2010: Census takers visit households that did not return a questionnaire by mail.
December 2010: By law, Census Bureau delivers population counts to President for apportionment.
March 2011: By law, Census Bureau completes delivery of redistricting data to states.

For more information on the Census 2010 and how your institution can help, click here.