Update #11: November 15, 2009

16 11 2009

Census 2010, a “decade-ly trend”

2010CensusIt’s time to wake up and learn about something that influences and impacts us Asian Americans as a whole every day.

Census 2010

What is it? The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years. It is one of the shortest forms in history- 10 Questions in 10 minutes.

http://2010.census.gov/2010census/how/interactive-form.php

Why is it important? When you fill out the census form, you’re making a statement about what resources your community needs going forward. Each question helps to determine how over $400 billion will be allocated to communities across the country.

  • Hospitals, job training centers, Schools, Senior centers, Bridges, tunnels, and other-public works projects, Emergency services fall under this.
  • The “decade-ly” census also helps to determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives

How can you get involved? You can start by helping to raise awareness of the upcoming Census 2010, as well as motivating your family and friends to be active participants in the cause. You should also try to stay informed about the happenings with the Census 2010, which can be done so through the news, online sources, and more. In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. When you receive yours, just answer the 10 short questions and then mail the form back in the postage-paid envelope provided. If you don’t mail the form back, you may receive a visit from a census taker, who will ask you the questions from the form.

Read more about the Census 2010 here:

http://2010.census.gov/2010census/

http://www.asianamericancensus.org/census-2010/

http://www.ocanational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=522&Itemid=

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The UF Kaleidoscope Month (Asian American Awareness Month) officially ended this Friday with the Asian Arts and Entertainment Festival. It ended with a bang!, as we watched some amazing talent demonstrated by Asian American celebrities Gabe Bondoc, Steve Byrne, and Quest Crew!

Other Past Events
Def Talent Jam XVII and the afterparty at Skyy
FSA Adobowl

 

Upcoming Events

AASU and their new philanthropy: Tacachale

What? Entertaining patients with mental disabilities
When? First event is 11/22/09

 

ECAASU Scholarship applications now available

Scholarship provides financial assistance to airflight, hotel, and conference fees. ttp://www.ecaasu2010.org/

2010 ECAASU Scholarship Application

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