NEWS RELEASE   4/19/2010

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THE COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE JOINS ELECTED OFFICIALS FOR CENSUS CANVASSING EFFORT
Genesee County-April 15, 2010-130 volunteers including local elected officials will hit the streets of Flint going door to door encouraging residents to mail back their 2010 Census forms. The canvassing effort is sponsored by the Genesee County Complete Count Committee and the Urban League of Flint.

Volunteers will gather at the Urban League of Flint, 5005 Cloverlawn Drive, Saturday April 17, 2010 at 9:45AM for training. Volunteers will be divided into 12 groups and will be deployed into neighborhoods across the city that have been identified as having a low return rate of the 2010 Census forms.

Interviews and visuals of canvassers loading the busses to go out into the community will be available to the media at 10:45AM at the Urban League Of Flint.

Volunteers will depart the Urban League at 11:00AM and return to the Urban League at 3:00PM. Transportation is being provided by the Mass Transit Authority (MTA).

When:            Saturday, March 17, 2010
Where:      Urban League Of Flint
            5005 Cloverlawn Drive
            Flint, Michigan 48504
Time:            10:45AM

For more information log on to www.gencocensus.com , www.census.gov or contact Dawn Jones, Media Relations, Genesee County Complete Count Committee
(810) 237-2039 or e-mail: dfjones@cityofflint.com.

The Genesee County Complete Count Committee is comprised of more than 100 residents from all sectors of the community. They represent government, non-profit, faith based, business, youth, and grass roots. This group of dedicated volunteers is committed to a Complete Count of Genesee County residents in the 2010 Census.

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