I would like to share an email I have received from my friend, Dr. Elahe Ensani, Commissioner on the City and County of San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission. She would like to invite San Francisco Bay Area Iranian Americans to participate in a 2010 Census Kickoff Fair on Monday, January 4, 2009 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. at San Francisco City Hall. I hope all of you who can attend would take the time to send a clear signal to the Iranian American community about the importance of participating in this year’s Census. Here’s her email.
On behalf of the San Francisco’s office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs and the Complete Count Committee, I would like to invite our community to attend the SF 2010 Census Kickoff Rally and Information Fair on Monday January 4th from 12 noon to 2:00 PM at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco.
Program highlights are drum jam opening performance by local performers on City Hall steps, remarks by the Mayor and members of the Board of Supervisors and some surprise celebrity guests.
The importance of this rally is to start the United States 2010 Census. This count happens every ten years and it is important for our community to be counted accurately so it can obtain proper allocation of the federal, state and local resources.
On Monday January 4th, the Portrait of America Road Tour bus will start at 4:00 AM at Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, filmed by national media, and drive through San Francisco neighborhoods, arriving at City Hall at Noon for the rally. The Road Tour will continue its travel across America to collect images and stories from thousands of people across the country, explaining why the census will make a difference to their community.
Iranian American Resource Center, a new Iranian organization will be collecting these images from our community on Monday January 4th, at the Rally and the subsequent fair.
Please join us on Monday and give your voice to this important endeavour.
Dr. Elahe Enssani, Commissioner, City and County of San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission City and County of San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs