State encourages schools to publicize US census

Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The State of Alaska is encouraging all Alaskans to participate in the 2010 U.S. census. Schools can help publicize the census with "All Alaskans Count" posters available from Ingrid Zaruba at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. She may be reached at 465-2439 or Ingrid.zaruba@alaska.gov.

The census, which is mandated by the Constitution, plays a role in apportioning seats in Congress and distributing federal funds. Its data helps communities and states plan their services.

Alaskans will be receiving census forms at home this month. Households that do not return their completed questionnaires will be visited by a census taker in May. Alaskans may inquire about census jobs at 1-866-861-2010 or www.2010censusjobs.gov.

The Census in the Schools curriculum is available at www.census.gov/schools/.



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