Kudos Dr. Groves and Secretary Locke
Last week, we wrote about trouble brewing in California over language issues on questionnaires, but fortunately the problem has been resolved due to the swift and effective action of Census Director Dr. Robert M. Groves and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. The changes that have been made are detailed in the following letter obtained by MyTwoCensus.com:
October 5, 2009
Dear Secretary Locke and Director Groves:
In my September 28 letter to Secretary Locke, I shared my concern about sending an English-only Advance Letter. I am pleased that a change has been made in policy to incorporate a prominent postscript on how to get language assistance in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian. This decision will provide Californians the added opportunity to be counted as residents.
I would like to thank you for the prompt change in policy and I look forward to working with each of you to ensure all Californians are counted.
Director, 2010 Census Statewide Outreach