SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

February 18, 2010 19:09 ET

TOWN HALL Los Angeles Panel Calls for Participation in 2010 Census

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2010) - TOWN HALL Los Angeles and the California Community Foundation present the panel discussion "Everyone Counts: 2010 Census" on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in downtown Los Angeles. Angelenos are invited to attend this FREE event. Registration is required. Please call 213.628.8141.

As dictated in the US Constitution, a census will be conducted "within every subsequent term of 10 years of the Congress." March 15, 2010 marks the launch of the count with forms going out to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. The 2010 Census aims to count all US residents. According to the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund's new report, a dozen major cities are falling short of outreach, which could impact the redrawing of legislative boundaries. According to the US Census Bureau, the 2010 Census will help communities attain more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for hospitals, job-training centers, schools, senior centers, public works projects and emergency services.

Panelists include The Honorable Mike Davis, Assembly Member - District 48, California Assembly Select Committee on the Census; Sneha Desai, Assistant Regional Census Manager, Partnership Program, Los Angeles Regional Census Center; and Sal Mendoza, Senior Vice President, Community Reinvestment, City National Bank. Moderating the panel is Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO, California Community Foundation.

The mission of the California Community Foundation (CCF) is to strengthen Los Angeles communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement. Established in 1915, CCF granted $191 million as investments in the future of local communities in fiscal year 2008-2009. CCF is recognized as an innovative investor in affordable housing; the largest supporter of individual artists in the region and scholarship fund manager in LA; and a national leader in increasing services for returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan.

One the Top 10 Leadership Forums, TOWN HALL Los Angeles has been a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization since 1937. We advocate for no side, represent no particular ideology and stand solidly in support of free speech.

All accredited members of the media are invited to cover this event.

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When:  Wednesday, March 3, 2010
       12:00 PM Luncheon; 12:30 PM Panel with Q&A

Where: National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
       111 North Central Avenue
       Los Angeles, CA 90012

FREE Event. Registration required; call 213.628.8141.

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