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The Iranians Count 2010 Census Coalition launches

The Iranians Count 2010 Census Coalition (ICCC) is continuing its proactive role to ensure that statistics for the Iranian-American community are accurately reflected in the upcoming 2010 United States Census ("Census"). Currently comprised of 30 organizations spread throughout the United States, ICCC today launched its official website,, as an informational resource for the community.

ICCC has also produced two Public Service Announcements ("PSA") to help raise awareness about the importance of participating in the Census and how to accurately fill out Census forms to assure that Iranians/Iranian-Americans can be counted for.

Furthermore, through the utilization of viral networking and micro-blogging websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, ICCC is expanding the reach of its message nationally.

These efforts are extremely important since the Census provides the Iranian community in the United States the opportunity to stand up and be counted.

Census results are used as a benchmark for businesses, professional organizations, and government officials in determining how social services are allocated, the influence of a minority community, and funding for critical community programs. Yet, the number of Iranians residing in the United States has been historically significantly undercounted by at least two or three times the actual figure.

By uniting and mobilizing for the 2010 Census, the Iranian-American community will achieve greater prominence while also gaining a better understanding of its unique needs.

The Iranians Count 2010 Census Coalition includes national and regional Iranian American organizations. Please visit for an up-to-date listing of the participating organizations and for information about joining.

... Payvand News - 03/02/10 ... --

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