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October 26, 2009

Hey Houston,

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YOU'RE INVITED to attend the Houston "It's Time. Make Yourself Count!"
2010 Census Training and Conference

Saturday, November 7, 2009
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Texas Southern University
Sterling Student Life Center

3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004


Every 10 years the U.S. Constitution calls for a census count of all persons living in the United States. Based on census numbers, nearly $400 billion of federal resources are allocated annually to states, communities, and community-based organizations.

Houston has a lot to gain or lose in the 2010 Census. We need to make sure everyone is counted! Learn about special initiatives happening in Houston and how you can get involved in our national effort. Come hear the key messages and outreach strategies organizations across the country are using to encourage census participation among the hardest to count communities.


9:30 a.m.    Opening Remarks and Welcome
9:45 a.m.    Census 101: Why the Census is Important & LCCREF
                 (LeadershipConferenceon Civil Rights Education Fund)
10:30 a.m.   Census Bureau - Mechanics and Operations
11:00 a.m.   Panel: Challenges to a Complete Count
Noon           Lunch and Keynote Speaker
1:00 p.m.     Panel: Campaigns Responding to the Challenges
2:15 p.m.     Breakout Sessions
                    Media and Communications
                    Integrating Census outreach into existing programming
                    Re-districting and Reapportionment
                    Ya es hora
3:15 p.m.     Adjourn

For more information, please contact Catherine Han Montoy

Sponsored by the City of Houston and these organizations.

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