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Census 2010 to include outreach in more languages

SAN FRANCISCO (KWWL) - The Census Bureau plans to conduct outreach efforts in more languages this year to ensure that immigrants are accurately counted for the 2010 Census.

Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said Wednesday postcards in six languages -- English, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Spanish -- will point users to a Web site in their language. Assistance guides and over-the-phone help will be offered in up to 59 languages.

The outreach efforts will also include a media campaign and partnerships with community groups.

Studies have shown the Census Bureau has historically undercounted minority and immigrant groups because of language barriers and distrust of government.

Groves says the $300 million outreach campaign is designed to remedy that.

Online News Nate Leding

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