The Census Bureau responded that “in these difficult times, we’ve made it a priority to hire reliable people who need jobs.” It said the agency has worked with the Labor Department to recruit people looking for work and has partnered regionally and locally with one-stop employment centers. The bureau said it has also worked with state and local governments to ensure that temporary census workers not lose certain benefits.
The 2009 Advancing Justice Conference: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Building New Foundations for Civil Rights is an inaugural national civil rights and social justice conference expected to draw community and government leaders and legal professionals from across the country.
NEW YORK (AP) —A historic win for a Black woman on Staten Island and a Chinese American woman in Chinatown have helped to make election history — for the first time, people of color will hold the majority of seats on the New York City Council.
The U.S. Census office opened in Seattle, celebrating with Chinese lion dancers, drummers, and acrobats. Approximately 250 people were in attendance. Congressman Jim McDermott reminded the crowd that the census is an American tradition and mandated by the U.S. Constitution.