League of Women Voters to explore 2020 Census issues

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The League of Women Voters of Beaufort will host a public meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Beth Israel Synagogue, 401 Scott Street, with a presentation by Michael Kroll, the S.C. Partnership Specialist of the U.S. Census Bureau,

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a census of the entire population to count everyone in the United States and record basic information about them. Our nation’s founders believed this data was so important that they mandated the decennial census in the Constitution.

As population sizes, income and education levels change in communities, the 2020 Census gathers this information for businesses, researchers and policymakers to make important decisions, such as where to build schools, roads, and hospitals, where to open new stores and expand operations, what products and services to sell and what new policies and public programs will be most helpful in each community.

For the first time, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online and by phone, as well as by mail. Mr. Kroll will talk about several important points about the 2020 Census, including census job opportunities and how to partner and become part of a powerful network of government, nonprofit, corporate and community organizations.

The League invites all members of the community to join this informative session. To learn more about becoming a 2020 Census partner, visit census.gov/partners and for the latest updates on the 2020 Census, visit 2020census.gov.

The League of Women Voters of Beaufort, S.C. Area, a non-profit, nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

To learn more about the League of Women Voters Beaufort or to make a tax deductible contribution, contact lwvbeaufort@gmail.com. 

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