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City and University Provide Resources to Help Neighborhoods Promote the 2010 US Census

January 27, 2010 - The City of Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs have developed a variety of resources to encourage neighborhood groups to help residents understand the importance of the upcoming U.S. Census and to keep them up-to-date on census-related news and activities.

The City of Minneapolis has created a new web site and email listserv to keep people informed about local efforts to promote the upcoming 2010 Census. Those interested can visit can visit the City of Minneapolis 2010 Census web site and sign up for the City's email updates by going to:

www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/2010census/index.asp

With City support, the U of MN's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) Census project staff have also created a toolkit that includes a variety of background information about the upcoming Census, including sample outreach and messaging techniques, drop in articles, press releases, and posters - including some items in Spanish and Somali - all designed to help organizations promote the importance of the Census within our community. Download a copy of the toolkit at:

www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/2010census/CensusToolkitforNeighborhoods_Jan19.pdf

For further information about this toolkit, please call Margaret Kaplan at CURA/MN Center for Neighborhood Organizing: 612-624-2300.




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