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Alabama Counts: Census 2020 _ reminder

  • Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Harbert Center

Registration is closed

In 2020, we as Alabamians have a tremendous opportunity to positively affect our state’s future for the next 10 years and beyond. How? By taking less than 10 minutes to complete a 2020 Census form.


Not only that. Saying “I Count” by completing your census form also helps secure a brighter future for yourself, your family and your community.Your opportunity to say “I Count” is coming in the spring of 2020. The mission of Alabama Counts! is to ensure you understand what is at stake for Alabama in 2020 and to ensure you are prepared to complete and return your census form.

 

Data from the census affects everyone. We all have something to gain from a full census count:

 

Funding to Alabama for many important programs that affect health care, education, housing assistance, infrastructure development and more is tied in some form to census data. An accurate count will ensure that the state receives its fair share of funding for these important programs. The 2020 Census will also determine the allocation of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. States with the most population gains are projected to gain additional seats while states with population losses or slow growth are at risk of losing seats. A projected slowed population growth in Alabama has put the state in danger of losing one of our seven congressional seats after the 2020 Census.

 

Speakers

Jay Williams, MSW, is the Census State Coordinator for The Alabama Hard to Count Collaborative whose mission is to prevent an undercount of Alabama in 2020 Census. Through The HTC Collaborative, Jay leads the planning the effort of community-based organizations across Alabama, under the leadership of the executive, deputy, and project directors’ of ¡HICA¡, Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Blackbelt Community Foundation, Voices for Alabama’s Children, Greater Birmingham Ministries, Alabama Giving, and The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, as we prepare for the 2020 Census in Alabama. Additionally, under this umbrella, Jay leads a statewide network and aligns the on-the-ground efforts of community-based organizations and state agencies that are committed to ensuring an accurate and comprehensive census count by acting as a resource of information, messaging materials, and helping to establish partnerships with other census advocates.

 

A 2016 White House Champion of Change, Quang Do joined the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham after a successful career as a student affairs professional, diversity consultant, and educator. Previously, he served as a Student Affairs Specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he was given the 2017 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators “Spirit of Diversity” award for his role in the creation of the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Programs and commitment to building systems of support for students from under-served communities. As a member of the Foundation’s Programs team he is deeply involved in our Census 2020 Hard to Count Initiative.


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