Monthly Archives: April 2010

“Academy Awards” Show in LA

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Today, I attended the Academy Awards. Not the Hollywood ones you’re familiar with, but they were special nonetheless. Over the past few months students at the Media Academy at Crenshaw High School in downtown Los … Continue reading

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Boasting to Boost Participation

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Written by: Director Robert Groves One of the interesting things that happened over the past few weeks is that local officials in different areas challenged each other that their census participation rates would exceed the other. For example, two well-known … Continue reading

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A Surprise Reaction

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Congratulations to the American public for a remarkable display of civic participation that exceeds the expectation of many about the mailback participation! As a long-time survey researcher, I have studied the influences on survey participation … Continue reading

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Our Partners, at Half-Time of The 2010 Census

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Over the past few days I have met with hundreds of our partners, who voluntarily helped us get the message out to their constituents that the 2010 Census is important for their futures. They are … Continue reading

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What if You Missed the Deadline

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Written by: Director Robert Groves I’ve talked to some folks who didn’t mail in their completed census form by April 16. “What should I do?” they say (usually after providing logical reasons why they couldn’t get it in the mail … Continue reading

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