Friday, March 5, 2010

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Mayor Jones Kickoff City’s 2010 Census Campaign

WHO: U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dennis Hightower

Mayor Dwight C. Jones

City Council President Kathy Graziano

7th District City Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille

Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Brandon

WHAT: Rally and special assembly to kickoff the city of Richmond’s 2010 Census campaign.

WHEN: Monday, March 8, 201010:30 – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Franklin Military Academy701 North 37th Street

BACKGROUND: The city of Richmond’s response rate in the 2000 U.S. Census was 60 percent. Since funding for public education and community service programs are affected by Census data, city and school officials will emphasize why a high response and return rate is critical in “Building a Better Richmond.”

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