Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Mercury Lounge
Address: 1582 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA
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Join us Taiwanese American Professionals in San Francisco for a “TAPpy Hour” Census Fundraiser at Mercury Lounge for appetizers, drinks, and networking!
In addition to being a fun-filled social, this event is raising funds for the Census 2010 Campaign. Every decade, the US government takes a count of how many people are living in the country. On the Census form’s Race and Ethnicity section, there is no check box for Taiwanese, or countless other ethnicities. As a result, our community has been drastically undercounted (estimates up to 80% in certain areas) – this impacts all Taiwanese and Taiwanese Americans in the US in terms of assessing our economic well-being, educational opportunities and programs, funding for social services, and even our ability to prove our existence as a community.
We are asking for an entrance donation of $10-20, sliding scale, but encourage you to give as much as you can! Remember that 100% of the donations go directly to Census Campaign effort and not to the organization hosting the event! This is your chance to make our community count!
For more info on the Census 2010 Campaign, please visit: http://census2010.tacl.org and join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=185788971053.