In Support of the Census

In Support of the Census

View the entire newsletter by clicking here August 14, 2020 | Statewide Newsletter In This Edition: New Census Deadlines In Support of the Census How YOU Can Help Who Counts? What Counts? Identifying a Census Taker Verifying a Census Bureau Contact View the entire newsletter by clicking here View the entire newsletter by clicking here

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Palm Beach County Residents Threatened By Reduced Census Outreach

Palm Beach County Residents Threatened By Reduced Census Outreach
COMING TO THE TABLE SOUTH FLORIDA urges all residents of South Florida to be counted in the census and to encourage everyone they know to do the same at www.my2020census.gov HELP BRING FAIR FEDERAL FUNDING TO SOUTH FLORIDA Coming to the table is a non-profit group with the goal of developing positive relationships between the races and promoting racial equity through truth, justice and healing from wounds of the past. We meet the first Sunday of each month and the next Zoom meeting is SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm.  CTTT South Florida invites ALL who share the goals of racial equity and healing to join us.  Register with free membership at our website or through Facebook comingtothetable.org/organizer/south-florida/ facebook.com/groups/327117962020308/Read more

LWVPBC Census Committee ZOOM Agenda for August 5 at 10 AM

LWVPBC Census Committee ZOOM Agenda for August 5 at 10 AM

Agenda 1. Plans to cut short and modify the Census count; and the possible effects on redistricting 2. New grant available to LWV PBC for additional electronic Census Outreach 3. Census Outreach Texting ProjectZOOM LINK: Michael Raab is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 86526962544?pwd= WFowYjd1Qmd4eWZhRTQ5cFM2WXh6UT 09 Meeting ID: 865 2696 2544Passcode: 236504One tap mobile+13017158592,,86526962544#,,,, ,,0#,,236504# US (Germantown)+13126266799,,86526962544#,,,, ,,0#,,236504# US (Chicago) Dial by your location        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 865 2696 2544Passcode: 236504Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ kBGMtnsGf

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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!

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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