Sunday, January 10, 2010

Census Bureau tour gets attention of San Jose high school students

The Portrait of America Road Tour began this week and will travel around the country the next 100 days. It is a fun, glitzy, promotional blitz by the U.S. Census Bureau, explaining how the Census works and why everyone should sign their forms. - - Donna Poisl

By Joe Rodriguez

The national census tour rolled into town this week, circus style, and put on quite a show at the biggest high school in Silicon Valley.

"I didn't bring any census music," said a professional dancer known as Ja'Niah. "But I think I can do a census dance."

Clad in black tights and leather chaps, she jumped on an outdoor stage at Independence High in East San Jose just after the lunch bell rang Thursday and began to whirl like a go-go girl freed from a nightclub cage. Hundreds of students gathered around Ja'Niah, enjoying her act and mingling with census workers offering brochures, pens and decals.
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