Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Police partner with Kansas City Complete Count Committee for big Census Day event


The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour is coming to Kansas City from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center to talk to community members about the vital importance of participating in the 2010 Census on National Census Day.

Mayor Mark Funkhouser and other City Council members will speak to the importance of the Census at 11:30 a.m. Multicultural dancers and story-tellers will perform throughout the day. Free lunch will be available, as will the Kansas City Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Section and Kansas City Fire Department fire truck. The KCPD helicopter will land at about 12:30 p.m., weather permitting.

This event is part of simultaneous national and regional cross-country Road Tours in which participants can learn about the 2010 Census and the positive impact their participation can have on their community. Census data is used to allocate the 435 seats in Congress, and directly affects how more than $400 billion per year in federal funding is distributed to tribal, state and local governments and non-profit organizations serving their communities.

EVENT DETAILS: Thursday, April 1, 2010
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center
3700 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130

ON SITE VISUALS: Please stop by the 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour to:

• Fill in a larger-than-life 10 question Census questionnaire with the actual questions from this spring’s survey.
• Record your story on a Portrait of America Kiosk
• Learn about the importance of the 2010 Census to your community
• Get some great 2010 Census giveaways