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Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Census Monitoring Board Congressional Members
to Host Census Heroes Summit

The U.S. Census Monitoring Board Congressional Members will hold a “Census Heroes Summit” on Thursday, November 16, 2000, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The Board will recognize 12 community-based organizations from across the nation that contributed significantly to Census 2000 in some of America’s hardest-to-count communities and neighborhoods.  The Board will include the “best practice” programs, implemented by these organizations to ensure a more accurate count of their communities, in a future Report to Congress.

The event can be viewed live here on the board`s web page. The Summit will also be archived and available for viewing for 90 days.  Following is the list of organizations, their representatives and the communities in which they are located:

Atlanta, Georgia – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gloria Carithers; Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund Southeast 2000, Jacqueline Thomas-Rosier.

Columbus, Ohio – The Urban League, Sam Gresham.

Houston, Texas – The Sower Foundation, Donna West.

Laredo, Texas – Texas A&M University Colonias Program, Oscar Muñoz.

Los Angeles, California – Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Rebecca Shea; Pacific Islander Community Council, Kaiwi Pang.

New Orleans, Louisiana – Hispanic Census 2000 Committee, Hugo Mejia.

New York, New York – Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund, Lucia Gomez.

Sacramento, California – Asian Pacific Islander Census 2000 Committee, Dr. Tom Bhe.

San Diego, California – San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, Pete Martinez.

Tucson, Arizona – PIMA Association of Governments, Melaney Seacat.


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