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Are You Ready for the 2020 U.S. Census?
May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The official U.S. Census is described in Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States. It calls for an actual enumeration of the people every ten years, to be used for apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives among the states.
Besides providing the basis for congressional redistricting, Census data are used in many other ways. Since 1975, the Census Bureau has had responsibility to produce small-area population data needed to redraw state legislative and congressional districts. Other important uses of Census data include the distribution of funds for government programs such as Medicaid; planning the right locations for schools, roads, and other public facilities; helping real estate agents and potential residents learn about a neighborhood; and identifying trends over time that can help predict future needs. Most Census data are available for many levels of geography, including states, counties, cities and towns, ZIP codes, census tracts and blocks, and much more.
The good news is that the census is an opportunity for communities to celebrate our every-decade enumeration of ourselves; it is an affirmation of our democracy and grounded in our American concept of “we the people.” The less good news is that several issues stand in the way.
Come out and hear how the 2020 Census will affect NWI and you!
Free and open to the public, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Lake Ridge School Corporation along with Indiana State Senators Eddie Melton and Lonnie Randolph will assist you in understanding the 2020 Census benefits for our community. Tuesday, May 28th @ Lake Ridge School District.
Hosted by the Political Awareness & Involvement/Social Action Committee of Gary Alumnae Chapter, Arlene Mitchell Pearson-Chairperson