What’s Next on Census Engagement: Learning from the Minnesota Model

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

In 2021, Minnesota was able to retain a Congressional seat by the thinnest of margins, with high Census 2020 self-response rates playing a critical role. Contributing to this high level of Census participation was long-term organizing and advocacy work by leaders from historically undercounted communities and the broader Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership (MCMP), Minnesotans for the American Community Survey (MACS),  the State Demographer’s Office and Complete Count Committees, the Minnesota Congressional delegation, and many other community organizations, public partners, funders, and Census stakeholders.

This briefing will focus on what is next for Census and ACS engagement. The briefing will have a special emphasis on a recently released case study on MACS and their work in educating and advocating for federal policy and funding to produce reliable, inclusive, and accurate Census and ACS data. MACS will preview upcoming Census and ACS-related policy conversations, such as updating the race/ethnicity questions, the potential for a question on sexual orientation, increasing ACS sample size, etc. We will also feature community champions leading on Census, redistricting, and democracy work and provide practical next steps for engagement.


Speakers include:

Rodolfo Gutierrez, Executive Director, Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER)

Nate Dorr, Vice President for Advocacy, Northwest Minnesota Foundation

Chao Lee, Senior Adie, Office of Congresswoman McCollum

Registration this meeting will be handled through Zoom. Register for this meeting here.

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