August 7, 2009, Washington, D.C. – The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) today released a primer on the 2010 Census. The document provides background information about the 2010 Census, answers questions about the confidentiality of information provided to the Census Bureau, and highlights the benefits of participating in the Census for the Iranian American community.
The document was created as part of the Iranian American 2010 Census Project Coalition which was initiated by PAAIA and formed by the IABA as well as the Bay Area Iranian American Voter Association (BAIVOTER), National Iranian American Council (NIAC), Network of Iranian American Professionals in Orange County (NIPOC), PARSA Community Foundation, Shabeh Jomeh, and the U.S. Census Bureau. The coalition is urging Iranian Americans to stand up and be counted by responding to questions regarding race, ethnicity, and national origin in a consistent manner on the 2010 Census short form and the Annual American Community Survey.
Click here to read the IABA Legal and Political Effects of the 2010 U.S. Census