Covid Is A Long Term Reality – Answer the Census Now To Help Us Keep Fighting It

Even after a vaccine joins the fight against Covid 19, the long term health effects and costs will remain in your community. It will take long term health resources, such as Medicare, Medicaid and community health centers to continue our response. And the way to secure those resources is to answer the Census NOW. Ask all your friends, organizations, congregations and neighbors to respond by going to www.2020census.gov for information in your own language. It takes just a few minutes to respond by phone (1-844-330-2020) or on line. And every response will bring over $30,000 to Florida during the next decade. The majority of that money will be for health programs.

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Answering the 2020 Census is a “vote” for your voting future.

Your 2020 Census response will reshape local, state and Congressional legislative districts for the next ten years. It will greatly influence who you will be voting for in every future election. Answer the Census now. Ask all your friends, organizations, congregations and neighbors to respond by going to www.2020census.gov for information in your own language. It takes just a few minutes by phone (1-844-330-2020) or on line. And every response will bring over $30,000 to Florida during the next decade in health, education and other important federal program funding. Avoid Census Takers coming to your door in August. Answer the Census now!

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Census Committee Updates

Census Committee Updates

by Rich Bartholomew   The Palm Beach County League started to engage on the topic of the 2020 Census in the summer of 2018. Although few people realized it, the “infrastructure” activity for the 2020 count was well underway, not only at the federal level but also by local and state governments. The national associations of state and local governments, such as the Conference of State Legislatures and the League of Cities, were sending detailed recommendations to their member jurisdictions to prepare for the census. Government “insiders” knew just how much was at stake in terms of political representation and potential federal funding.  The National Association of State Budget Officers was getting special briefings from scholars at George Washington University, who have built data displays showing how major federal programs distribute census-related federal funds to each state. Florida received more than $44 billion in 2016. That number will move past

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Census 2020!

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County has teamed up with Florida Counts to produce this short video and used grant funding to promote it to under-represented areas to encourage everyone to vote. To date, we have added over 100 people to the census participation with hyper-targeted advertising. Here is our current President, Ken Thomas speaking on the importance of the Census. We would like to thank Ken Thomas for speaking on such an important subject, the Census Committee with Rich Bartholomew as the helm and all the other participants that made this possible.

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The Palm Beach Post Editorial on the Impact of a Census Undercount

The Palm Beach Post Editorial on the Impact of a Census Undercount

We can’t let undercount happen again  – Dec 18,2019 OUR VIEW: 2020 U.S. CENSUS One and a half billion dollars is an awful lot of money to lose. That’s been the astounding loss to Palm Beach County over the past decade because so many people living here went uncounted in the last U.S. census. Some 94,000 people — 7.2 percent of the county’s actual population — failed to make it onto census-takers’ rolls in 2010, according to no less an authority than the U.S. Census Bureau itself. The omissions included immigrants, here legally and not, whose struggles with English or aversion to authorities might have kept them away. And there were others who were hard to reach or hesitant to respond: transients, elderly folks, renters, snowbirds, college students living on campuses. Bottom line: Palm Beach County had the 16th-worst undercount of any county in the nation. Over the course of

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Facebook and the Census

Facebook and the Census

Facebook to tackle efforts to interfere with 2020 US census By Barbara Ortutay and Mae Anderson The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook plans to clamp down on attempts to use its services to interfere with the 2020 U.S. census, including the posting of misleading information about when and how to participate, who can participate and what happens when people do. Facebook and other social media companies have been trying to tackle misinformation on their services, especially ahead of next year’s U.S. presidential elections. They already have similar policies around voter suppression, banning misleading information about when and where to vote, for instance. Facebook said Thursday it will prohibit advertisements that portray taking part in the census as “useless or meaningless” or that encourage people not to participate. The company also said it will try to identify and remove misleading census posts before people see them. But it will also

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Grant Received

Grant Received

We have received a grant to train League Members Statewide on the importance of the 2020 Census. Watch here for more information.

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2020 Census

Focus: Chair: Rich Bartholomew, lwvpbccensus@gmail.com, 561-889-2020 Meetings: There are no in person meetings scheduled. But ALL LWV members should expect digital communications until October 31, 2020

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States and The Census

States and The Census

In 2020 Census, Big Efforts in Some States. In Others, Not So Much. California is spending $187 million to try to ensure an accurate count of its population. The Texas Legislature decided not to devote any money to the job. Why? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/15/us/census-california-texas-undercount.html

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