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Why the Census Matters

Friday, August 07, 2020 8:57 AM | Anonymous

The U.S. Census 2020 is underway.  It’s an important civic activity that has direct impacts on our community.  From the Census website;

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

Read more about at the official Census 2020 web site;  https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html

The Independent Living Center and many other social service non-profit agencies receive grant funding that is impacted by Census numbers.  We would like to encourage everyone to participate in the Census.  You can complete the questionnaire at this direct link;  https://my2020census.gov/

Thanks for participating!


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