2020 Census and American Community Survey

MINNESOTA CENSUS MOBILIZATION PARTNERSHIP

The Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership (the Partnership) is a cross-sector collaboration of organizations and individuals working together to advocate for policies and resources and engage Minnesotans to achieve the goal of fully inclusive, honest and accurate 2020 Census in Minnesota.  Join the Partnership.

The Partnership's next meeting is June 1 - 9 am to 11:30 am at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville, register here.

To get regular federal and state Census policy updates, check out MCF's Policy in Focus.

The remaining MN Census Mobilization Partnership meetings in 2018 will be September 7 and December 7. Each meeting will be from 9am to 11:30 am and will be held at Ramsey County Library in Roseville.

TAKE ACTION NOW!

Local - Get Complete Count Committees Set Up in You Hometown

Counties and local governments should be starting the process of organizing complete count committees for the 2020 Census. These groups are key to getting your community organized and ready for the census.  Has your county or local government set up a complete count committee?  Call your mayor, city council member or county board member to see what they are doing to gear up for 2020.  Learn more about complete count committees and support available to get your community on board.

National - Call on Congress to Fully Fund the Census

Congress is short-changing the Census. Important tests are being cancelled, essential communication tools are not getting developed in a timely manner, and staffing levels are well below what is needed. We are calling upon Congress and the Administration to boost their proposed budgets for 2018 by $300 million so the Census can get on track. Check with The Census Project for more information. Then contact members of Minnesota's Congressional delegation.

Powerful Action Tools

Minnesota had the second higest reponse rate in the country for the 2010 Census. Good Minnesotans did their duty and quickly filled out hteir Census forms. But, the response rate was not the same throughout the state. Learn about what parts of the state, which tribal communities, and the counties or localities that had lower response rates. Census 2010 Report Rates Map

To reach our goal of a fully-inclusive and accurate Count in 2020 we need to know how  to reach those who may be less likely to participate in the Census. Learn about who may be hard to count by state, Congressional district, tribal community, legislative district, county or locality. Census Hard to Count Map

The Census means dollars.  $900 billion is distributed through federal programs based upon Census data. The Counting for Dollars 2020  Project looks at the connection between the accuracy of the Decennial Census and the geographic distribution of funds. Counting for dollars has issued two reports. The first is an analysis of 16 Largest Census-guided Financial Assistance Programs and projects the per person cost of undercounting. In Minnesota, thats $1,532.  The second report documents the actual dollars gained by some states and lost by other due to undercounting. Due the accuracy of Minnesota's 2010 count, the report makes some pretty favorable projections for Minnesota.

THE COUNT STARTS NOW. GET LINKED IN.

  • The Case for the Census.  Learn about MCF's public policy position in support of the Census/ACS.
  • Legislative Action.  The Partnership is advocating at both the federal and state levels to support policies and to secure essential funding. Learn about where things stand in Washington, DC and in Saint Paul
  • Community Action. If you just want to get information to stay in the loop or if you want to have a seat at the table to help plan our efforts, joining the Partnership is the step to take.
  • Resources. Useful resources to help you understand what's happening with the Census/ACS; all in one place.

 

 

The Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership is convened by Minnesota Council on Foundations, MACS2020 and Common Cause Minnesota.

Questions?

Contact us by email or by phone at 612.338.1989.

MCF's work on the Census and ACS is supported by a grant from The Joyce Foundation.

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