League of Women Voters of CT supports 2020 Census funding

League of Women Voters of CT supports 2020 Census funding

Public Statement
Date of Release or Mention: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019

Hamden, CT – The League of Women Voters of CT congratulates State leadership and regional foundations for finding at least $1million to support grass-roots efforts to make sure every resident of CT counts in the 2020 census. This process will be administered by Melissa McCaw, Secretary, Office of Policy & Management and Jay Williams, President, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Here are just a few reasons why the LWVCT and so many others are passionate about getting a Complete Count in Census 2020:

• it helps determine how much money CT will receive from the Federal Government for highways, schools, social service, and public health programs;
• it helps emergency management respond to natural and other disasters;
• it determines how many elected representatives Connecticut has in the U.S. Congress and in the CT State Legislature;
• it is used to draw voting districts in CT;
• it helps companies decide where to locate new businesses and introduce new products.

We in the LWVCT will do everything we can to ensure that when the Census finally rolls out in April, 2020, residents from all corners of Connecticut from Danbury to Danielson will be ready to complete their census form online, on the phone, or by mail.

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