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Mar 1, 2009

The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation To Hold 2010 Census Summit

African American, Caribbean, African, and other Black national leaders collaborate to ensure an accurate count of the Black community

Congressional representatives, national and local leaders will share strategies to galvanize the Black community to participate in the 2010 census during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Census 2010 Call to Action Leadership Summit. Themed, It’s Our Future: Be Counted!, the Census Summit will be held in the Congressional Auditorium of the Capitol Visitors Center on Monday, March 23, 2009, 12 noon – 5 PM. For information call (202) 659-4929.

“We are convening the heads of Black organizations, including African American, Caribbean, African and others, to develop a collaborative community mobilization plan to make sure the Black community fully participates in the 2010 Census,” says Melanie L. Campbell, executive director and CEO of NCBCP. “If key stakeholders are informed about the process and build partnerships with the Census Bureau, we can do a better job outreaching to historically excluded or under-counted populations.”

Representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau will be on hand to discuss the opening of Census Bureau offices around the country, the objective of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Race and Ethnic Advisory Committees, opportunities for community partnerships, internships, and employment, and the launch date for the initial mailing.

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing Black civic engagement and voter participation.

WHAT: NCBCP Census 2010 Call to Action Leadership Summit

WHEN: DATE: March 23, 2009 TIME: 12 noon – 5 PM

WHERE: Capitol Visitors Center - Congressional Auditorium US Capitol - below the East Plaza of the Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues

CONTACT: The free event is open to representatives of nonprofit and private sector organizations, as well as community leaders and activists. Space is limited.

Media: contact Edrea @ 818.613.9521 or edmedia at

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