What can neighborhood organizations do to ensure their residents are counted?
1. Help communicate: Neighborhoods have connections to residents in their community and can help make sure everyone is receiving information about the census. Here are a few ways to do so:
- Include information about the 2020 census in your newsletter. Sign up for census updates here.
- Leverage social media to promote awareness about the 2020 census.
- Have 2020 census related information available at your community meetings, and place posters and fliers in strategic locations around your neighborhood.
- Develop targeted messages – especially with concrete examples of how census data has helped your neighborhood in the past.
- Make a list of events from now until census day that can be used to educate under-counted populations about the 2020 census and its importance to the community.
2. Be partners: Neighborhoods can be strong partners to ensure that all residents are counted. Here are a few ways to do so:
- Educate your neighborhood leadership about the importance and impact of the census.
- Connect and partner with other organizations in your neighborhood to help promote the 2020 census.
3. Host Events: Neighborhood organizations can gather residents through fun events to spread the word about the 2020 census. Here are a few ways to do so:
- Plan a census day event to motivate community response. This could be done by hosting a day of door knocking, a Trusted Spaces, Trusted Faces census completion center, a 2020 census jobs recruitment event, or any other way to get information out to your residents.
- United States Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov/
- City of Minneapolis: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/census
- Posters, fliers and informational handouts: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/census/WeCountResources
- Sample newsletter article: Coming soon.