Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund to Launch it's Twenty10 Project Initiative
AALDEF TO LAUNCH ITS TWENTY10 PROJECT INITIATIVE
RELEASE OF MULTILINGUAL FACT SHEETS ABOUT THE CENSUS
On Tuesday, August 11, 2009, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will release its first set of multilingual educational materials about Census 2010 in 13 Asian languages – Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Punjabi, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese. These materials will be made available on the website.
EVENT: Launch of Census Twenty10 Project Initiative
Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
Queens Crossing, Art Gallery, Ground Floor
136-17 39th Avenue (Main Street& 39th Avenue), Flushing, New York
RSVP: Please e-mail your name, affiliation, and contact information to
Julia Yang, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.966.5932 x217.
The Census is a count of all people living in the United States. With so much at stake, an accurate count of the Asian American population is essential. Census data is used as a basis to allocate more than $300 billion in federal funds for schools, health care and immigrant services, the enforcement of civil rights laws, the distribution of political power, and the availability of bilingual ballots.
Co-sponsors of the August 11th press conference include Chhaya CDC, Korean American Voters’ Council, NYC Census Office, SEVA, and YKASEC: Empowering the Korean American Community.
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.