MARCH COMMUNITY FORUM: Census 2020 - How will it affect you

Census 2020 Forum

MARCH COMMUNITY FORUM: Census 2020 - How will it affect you?
DATE: March 20, 2019
TIME: 12 Noon to 2:00PM
LOCATION: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. S.B.

Santa Barbara is preparing for the 2020 United States Census count. The data collected by the decennial census determines how seats are apportioned for the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. There is so much more to know.

How will the US Census affect the State and local community of Santa Barbara? What are the National, State and League of Women Voters roles in collecting census data? What is “complete” count? What are the fears and solutions regarding immigrants and security of personal data? What information does the census collect from the basic census questions and from the more expansive and mandatory American Community Survey?

A panel of experts will discuss these issues and answer your questions. The use of this data is essential for redistricting, distribution of federal housing and business dollars, identification of demographics essential to planning of housing, school and business needs, targeting areas for public works improvements.

Community Forums are held in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library. The Forums are co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library and filmed by TVSB for live streaming on our Facebook Page (@LWVSB) and continued showing on our YouTube Channel; they can also be viewed on TVSB's website. Sound is provided by Gary Atkins Sound Systems. Simultaneous Spanish translation provided by Transilpro.

For physical accessibility, enter through the parking structure off Anacapa Street since the Anapamu door is under repair.