The Latino Complete Count Committee (Comite Latino por un Censo Completo) is a network of organizational partners that includes CBO’s, churches, businesses and community activists. Its primary purpose is two-fold: 1) to increase awareness of the importance of the census within the Latino Community and, 2) to encourage all Latino residents to actively participate in the 2010 census.About the "Nuestro Pueblo Vale" CampaignThe “Nuestro Pueblo Vale…Hagase Contar! is the theme characterizing the Committee’s Latino census initiative. It speaks to the dignity of Latinos as a people while urging Latinos to ensure they are counted. The initiative is a volunteer community campaign, in collaboration with Philly Counts and the Census Bureau, designed to provide educational and promotional information about the Census and encourage Latinos to take action by filling out and returning the census forms. The campaign is targeting nine (9) postal zip codes representing close to 45,000 households where more than 75% of Latinos reside. The campaign has produced bilingual materials, (fact sheets, flyers, posters) that are linguistically and culturally relevant. Hundreds of businesses, service providers, senior centers, faith based institutions, elected officials and other neighborhood stakeholders have been enlisted to serve as vehicles for outreach and the dissemination of information Neighborhood activists, block captains, and other volunteers will be organizing special census awareness events and door-to-door outreach will be conducted throughout Latino neighborhoods. This website Latinovale.com has been designed to serve as a resource for community partners and volunteers. It will provide information on events, marketing toolkits, and select census information.
About Philly Counts
“Philly Counts!” is a citywide campaign to raise awareness about the 2010 federal Census and encourage all Philadelphia residents to be counted. A network of diverse leaders representing many constituencies and neighborhoods have come together to help spread the word about why participating in the Census is so important to Philadelphia. The campaign is coordinating with the US Census Bureau Regional Office in planning, promoting, and implementing its action plan to obtain a complete and accurate count of the City of Philadelphia’s resident population.
Reasons to be Counted in the 2010 Census
About the Census
The Census is a count of every person residing in the United States. The count includes people of all ages, races, and ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens. Article I of the Constitution requires a census of everyone in the United States every ten years, and the next one occurs in 2010. The Census form asks 10 simple questions and can be completed in 10 minutes. Census Day is April 1, 2010.The Census Bureau will mail census forms in mid-March 2010 to all households. The form will take only about 10 minutes to complete. Some areas will receive bilingual Census forms. Census takers will follow up with households that do not respond and assist them in completing their form.