Monday, July 13, 2020

Census Week of Action: Social Media Posts to Share in Your Community

By Rachel Walker, LMC policy analysis manager

Hey all, it’s Rachel, policy analysis manager and "census info connector" at the League.

Did you know July 13-17 is 2020 Census Week of Action? While the census is underway and Minnesota is LEADING in census response, the work is far from over. This week is a great time to check in with your residents to make sure that they have access to the information they need about the census and to encourage historically undercounted groups to respond to the 2020 Census.

People in Minnesota who are less likely to be counted include snowbirds, babies/children ages 0-4, renter households, and college students. You can see the full list of undercounted populations on the MN State Demographic Center website.

To help cities get the word out and to make the week of action as easy as possible, the Minnesota state demographer's office has put together content for social media posts that you can share this week or in weeks ahead. Each has a theme, some information, and an image or video to share with your residents.

Take a look below and feel free to share on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter (adjust character counts accordingly), and any other platforms you may use.


Monday, July 13: For the future of our kids and our communities

CONTENT to share July 13

The #2020Census Makes Sense for Minnesota because …

Census data shapes the future for our kids, impacting funding for schools, clinics, parks, libraries & more. Go to my2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020 to respond today. If you do not respond, a census taker will soon visit your home in person. #WeCountMN

Share with this graphic (right-click to copy, then paste in your social media feed, or save to upload)


And/or SHARE this video – 2020 Census: Kids Benefit – We’re Counting on You


Tuesday, July 14: For the future of our communities - for our fair share of funding

CONTENT to share July 14

The #2020Census Makes Sense for Minnesota because ...

Data from the census will determine how billions of dollars in federal funds will be distributed over the next decade. When you respond, you help ensure your community gets a fair share of resources for hospitals, emergency services, schools, roads, and more.

It's not too late - respond now at my2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020. #WeCountMN

Share with this graphic (right-click to copy, then paste in your social media feed, or save to upload)

And/or SHARE this video: Safety First

Wednesday, July 15: For our fair share of political representation

CONTENT to share July 15

The #2020Census Makes Sense for Minnesota because ...

When everyone in the state is counted, we ensure fair representation in government--from local city council all the way up to the federal congress.

Most households have already responded. Don't be left out - respond now at my2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020 #WeCountMN


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And/or SHARE this video: 2020 Census PSA: How Does the 2020 Census Affect Representation?


Thursday, July 16: It's never been easier for everyone to be counted

CONTENT to share July 16

The #2020Census Makes Sense for Minnesota because ...

It’s quick and easy, and our responses impact our communities for the next 10 years. Take a few minutes and do it today.

You can respond online at my2020census.gov (even on your smartphone or tablet) or call (844) 330-2020 to take care if it over the phone.  #WeCountMN


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And/or SHARE this post from the U.S. Census Bureau

Friday, July 17: For our communities to plan and rebuild

CONTENT to share July 17

The #2020Census Makes Sense for Minnesota because ...

In these complex times, the #2020Census can MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. As we imagine a safer, more equitable future, information about everyone living in our state will help shape our plans. Don’t be left out of the count.

Take a few minutes to respond today. Go to my2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020
#WeCountMN


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Got questions about your city's census efforts? contact me any time at rwalker@lmc.org. Happy posting!

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