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Marshallese Coalition Turns to Training to Ensure Accurate Census Count

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Marshallese gathered Nov. 27 at the Jones Center in Springdale for a census outreach Thanksgiving-themed orientation meeting.

Experts believe Arkansas is home to the largest Marshallese migrant population in the world, yet census estimates widely vary. To obtain an accurate count, Melisa Laelan, chief executive officer of Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese, in cooperation with the U.S. Census Bureau and with state grant funding, is preparing for the 2020 census by coordinating community outreach and Marshallese census enumerator training.

 

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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