We count: U.S. census- and election-themed conference opens registration

Free annual Community Connections Conference Feb. 1

Residents and voters can start to get ready Feb. 1 for the 2020 census and presidential nominating primary election. Discussions at the Community Connections Conference will address how these two significant moments for democracy will affect Minneapolis residents, families and communities. Everyone has an important role to play to ensure that everyone counts.

The Community Connections Conference is a free, public annual event that brings together residents of Minneapolis, community groups, neighborhoods and decision-makers to connect, learn and address community issues. The 2020 conference will feature:

Why “We count”

The theme for the 2020 Community Connections Conference is “We count,” a call to action to get involved in decision-making by getting counted in the U.S. census; voting; joining an advisory committee or neighborhood board; learning about important local issues and City policies such as housing, immigration and wage theft; or volunteering.

About the census

April 1 is census day in the United States. This vital count of the population determines funding for important things such as schools, health care, cities and number of representatives in Congress.

It is critical for everyone in Minneapolis to answer the census questionnaire and to ensure that no one goes uncounted because of fear, misinformation, language or any other barriers.


Registration for the Community Connections Conference is open now at Minneapolismn.gov/connectionsconf.


Jan. 14, 2020

Published Jan 14, 2020



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