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New census outreach campaign launches today

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by Tai Moses

A new campaign is determined to educate local communities about the critical importance of filling out the 2020 U.S Census. The 10-Day Countdown, which was launched yesterday, is the brainchild of the Austin-Travis County Complete Count Committee, which is co-chaired by state Sen. Sarah Eckhardt and Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “Every Central Texan is directly impacted by funding decisions that are made based on the Census count,” Eckhardt said in a news release. “If any residents are undercounted in 2020, every one of us will be negatively impacted for the next decade and beyond.” Adler added, “Taking 10 minutes to fill out the Census ensures we get funding for critical community needs. It helps determine how much federal dollars we get in the next 10 years for schools, emergency services, road, parks and more. With this pandemic affecting us all, completing this year’s Census is extremely important.” Residents and local organizations are encouraged to use the campaign’s free materials to help spread the word:

  • Download a flyer to raise awareness about the 10-day Census Countdown.
  • Download a digital toolkit for the Census Countdown.

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