Learn about the census at the Mattapoisett Library

Feb 1, 2020

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MATTAPOISETT — The League of Women Voters — Southcoast will sponsor two lectures to teach residents about the upcoming federal Census and to let them ask questions about the form. Census Partnership Specialist Jose Da Cunha will offer the presentations at the Mattapoisett Library on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.  

Da Cunha will address common census dilemmas, such as how to count college students who live away from home, how residents should respond if they live in another state for part of the year, how to respond with a Post Office box, how to count a student in boarding school, family member in the military, or tenant, and leaving questions blank. He will go over the form in detail and explain why it is so important that everyone be counted once. 

Census 2020 determines the allocation of over $1.5 trillion in federal funds for schools, libraries, roads, social programs, and much more. The data collected is used for calculating representation in Congress and the Electoral College. It is the basis for drawing districts for federal, state, and local offices.
Historically undercounted groups include children under 5 years old, those who move frequently, and residents who speak a language other than English. Including everyone in the count allows funds and services reach the areas that need them.

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Event Date: 

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 11:00am

Event Location: 

Mattapoisett Public Library

Contact Name: 

League of Women Voters