2009-11-13 / Community

Marshall Wants Everyone Counted

Borough President Helen Marshall Borough President Helen Marshall Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, working with U.S. Cen - sus officials and New York City's Census Coordinator, will announce, Tuesday November 10th the formation of a multicultural and multilingual committee to help ensure that America's most diverse county will not be undercounted in the 2010 Census.

The announcement will take place at Queens Borough Hall in Room 213 at 12:30 p.m. Borough Hall is located at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens.

"The Complete Count Committee will focus on efforts to make certain that the population of Queens is not undercounted as we believe that it was in the 2000 Census, when the response to a mail-in questionnaire was 54 percent, significantly below the national average of 67 percent," said Marshall.

Among those who will be on hand for Tuesday's announcement are Ms. Ligia Jaquez, the New York De - pu ty Regional Director of the U.S. Census Bureau and Ms. Stacey Cumberbatch, New York City's 2010 Census Coordinator.

"The census is the largest domestic operation conducted by the federal government, and the Census Bureau cannot accomplish it alone," said Ms. Jaquez. "We welcome the support of the Borough President and the Complete Count Committee to ensure that Queens is counted accurately in 2010."

The U.S. Census attempts to count every person, regardless of legal status or citizenship, living in the nation and its territories. It is taken every ten years.

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