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Census 2020: Why it Matters

Census counting has been important count since 1790 which is mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2.“We need to get the count right. It is important to me that our community knows what is at stake but what to expect,” Richard Molina, Edinburg’s Mayor explained.

This count helps determine how much money in federal funding will flow into states and their communities each year. These results can shape health clinics, fire departments, schools and even roads and highways, besides, it also determines how many seats in Congress each state gets. We’re talking about $675 billion dollars which are distributed nation-wide annually for the next ten years.

Participating in the Census count will help to ease overcrowded classrooms or help secure funding for hospitals and fire departments if a disaster occurs which is very important to participate and encourage others to do so as well.

You can help by participating in the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail. Responding to the questions is easy, and you can actually learn more on their website how these responses are being used.

Everyone can play a part in ensuring a complete and accurate count in 2020. You can even earn extra income by helping others participate when you apply for employment with them. You can learn more by visiting The United States Census 2020 website here. or watch our informational video here

“You can count on Edinburg.” the City’s Mayor pointed out.

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