Thursday, March 5, 2020

Census Community Forum Scheduled For March 10 At Truman College

Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward) together with Aldermen Ariel Reboyras (30th) and Andre Vasquez (40th) will host a Census Community Forum Tuesday, March 10, at Truman College to make sure everyone in Chicago is counted in the 2020 Census.

The stakes are high for the city because Mayor’s office estimates that each person counted is worth $1,400 in federal funding each year for the next 10 years for community services like schools, hospitals, roads, and emergency services. Beginning March 12, households will receive a Census Bureau mailing with information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail. 

Overall, the City is committing $2.7 million investment in 2020 census efforts—the largest amount of funding Chicago has ever committed to the census. Alderman Reboyras, chairman of the special legislative committee on the census, has been holding Census Forums throughout the city to educate residents on why it’s important to be counted.

When:  Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Truman College Cafeteria, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.

For more information, contact:  Lauren Russett, press volunteer with Alderman Reboyras’ office, or 315-857-8219.

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