January 19, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tamar Baboujian
tel: (818) 500-1918

ANC-WR LAUNCHES CENSUS 2010 CAMPAIGN

GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA – The Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR) recently launched the “ANCensus 2010” campaign. Working in partnership with the Census 2010, the ANC-WR seeks to boost the participation rate of Armenian Americans in the 2010 Census count by educating the community and increasing awareness about the significance of the headcount.

The ANC-WR Census 2010 campaign efforts are supported in part by a grant from the California Community Foundation. The grant will assist the ANC-WR to conduct an aggressive community outreach campaign for the 2010 Census. The goals of the ANCensus 2010 project include maximizing Armenian American participation in the 2010 headcount and informing the community to indicate “Armenian” as their race on the questionnaire.

The outreach campaign also allows for re-granting opportunities to Armenian American nonprofit organizations. The ANC-WR will distribute grants in the coming months to those Armenian American organizations that are willing to conduct Census outreach work. Organizations must submit proposal applications by Friday, February 5, 2010. For more information on re-granting opportunities, please visit ANCensus2010.org or call the ANCensus 2010 Hotline at (888) 666-4761.

“One of the primary goals for the outreach campaign is to increase the number of Armenian Americans who participate in the 2010 census and ensure that the questionnaires accurately reflect our ethnic group,” said Tamar Baboujian, Director of the ANCensus 2010 Project. “We are thankful to the California Community Foundation for giving us the opportunity to conduct and execute this campaign in a sophisticated and efficient manner.”

The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest Armenian American grassroots community organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR works to promote understanding regarding issues of concern to the Armenian American community.

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