Today marks one year since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed into law.

On Jan. 21, 2010, the Pew Research Center hosted a conversation about the 2010 Decennial Census with Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census Robert Groves and a panel of experts.

The Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the launch of a Consumer Task Force to advance the Commission's consumer agenda and promote collaboration across the agency.

The site's goal is to inform the more than 34 million people who speak Spanish at home about the 2010 Census and to demonstrate to the Hispanic community that participation is easy, important and safe.

Leaders from 23 national organizations representing the Hispanic, Asian-American, African-American and Disability communities yesterday called upon the FCC to address their concerns that the impact of the proposed network neutrality regulations on unserved and underserved communities has not been

With 2010 Census questionnaires set to arrive in mailboxes across the country by mid-March, the U.S. Census Bureau is preparing to launch a $133 million national advertising campaign to boost participation rates in the once-a-decade population count. For every percentage point increase in the 2010 Census mail-back response rate, the Census Bureau saves $85 million in follow-up with nonresponding households.

With Puerto Rico's unemployment rate now at 16.5 percent, the Chairman and President of the National Puerto Rican Coalition today urged the President's Task Force on Puerto Rico's Status to develop "a government-wide 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild the economy of Puerto Rico," just as the federal gove

The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour set out today from New York City’s Times Square, launching a cross-country interactive experience designed to increase awareness and encourage participation in the nation’s once-a-decade population count.

The ANA has joined with two other industry groups in filing a "friend of the court" brief in an important lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

As many of you are aware the the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is conducting a hearing today Wednesday, December 2, 2009 to examine Arbitron's radio audience measurement device, the Portable People Meter (PPM), and its effect on diversity in radio broadcasting. Specifically, the Committee will examine whether the PPM technology and methodology accurately measure radio audiences and whether PPM has a disproportionately negative impact on radio stations owned by minorities or targeted toward minority listeners.

The Hearing will resume at 1:30pm east coast time with the testimony of Jessica Pantanini / COO of Bromley Communications and Chair elect of the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies. LISTEN OR VIEW LIVE HERE!

According to DominicanToday.com, Raul Humberto Yzaguirre a veteran activist in the civil rights struggle of Hispanics in the United States, has been accepted by the Dominican Government as new American ambassador in the country.

The U.S. Census Bureau today kicked off its communications campaign to reach every resident in America with the launch of its 2010 Census Web site, 2010CENSUS.GOV. The Web site will serve as a platform for a national dialogue about how the census develops a “Portrait of America.”

U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves joined prominent Latino groups, labor and faith leaders and leading national Spanish-language media partners to outline a historic campaign to ensure a full and accurate 2010 Census count of the estimated 50 million Latinos living in the United States.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a ban on cigarettes with flavors characterizing fruit, candy, or clove. The ban, authorized by the new Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, is part of a national effort by the FDA to reduce smoking in America.

Partnerships are a critical element of the 2010 Census communications program. We have provided several resources to engage partners in the 2010 Census and keep the program top-of-mind between now and Census Day. Download center available here.

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