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NAACP hosts meeting to discuss importance of 2020 census

The 2020 census is only months away and local leaders want to make sure you're counted.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 9:50 PM
Updated: Sep 17, 2019 10:02 AM

ROME, N.Y. – The Rome chapter of the NAACP hosted an informational meeting Monday on the upcoming 2020 census.

"Census 20/20, We Count" was held at the Rome MVCC campus.

A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau was on hand to give an hour-long seminar on the importance of participating in the census and to answer questions from the audience.

Jacqueline Nelson, the president of the Rome NAACP chapter, says there are many reasons to make sure you’re counted.

“Federal funding, representation, all come from the results of the census. So if we’re all not counted we could be under-represented, under-counted, which means certain communities wouldn’t get the things that they need.”

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the 2020 census, just click here.

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