Posted on May 12, 2009 by Damon
Today was supposed to be the last day of my census canvassing. It was a great area to be working in.
I have to say, that out of all of the Census workers in America… the area that our crew canvassed has to be one of the most interesting and beautiful areas in America.
Today, one of our crew members got to canvas the Lava Flow!
Steam Coming from the Volcano
I wonder if any of the houses that he canvassed will actually be there in 10 to 20 years?
I got a message about half way through the day asking me if I wanted to head to Hawaii Ocean View Estate tomorrow with a 4×4.
I need the money… I took the extra day. I’m actually looking forward to it, because I don’t get to that side of the island very often.
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Posted on April 13, 2009 by Damon
…In Hawai’i, about 1,000 workers will be deployed statewide to verify every street, road building and address where people could be living. About half of them are already on the streets. You’ll recognize them by their ID badges, a canvas bag with a “U.S. Census” label, and a hand-held GPS-equipped computer. The computer, a new tool, will help the Census reach more people, making the count more accurate.
These are encouraging signs. After eight years of shameful mismanagement and underfunding, the Census Bureau is working on a comeback, and none too soon.
On Friday, the Bureau unveiled its plans to spend $1 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A good chunk of that money will be used, rightfully, in renewed efforts to reach those traditionally undercounted — the poor, minorities, those in rural communities and group quarters…
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