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My colleagues and I continue to discuss the next steps forward in our efforts to address the coronavirus crisis. Another round of COVID-19 relief legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate this week.

Congress has already provided billions of dollars for Arkansas’s public health and economic recovery efforts. Funding like this can often times be determined by current census data.

You can help ensure Arkansas continues to receive its fair share of federal funding in the future by completing the 2020 Census. 

 

The U.S. Constitution requires that our population be counted every ten years. It’s happening now, and we need your help to ensure all Arkansans are counted.

This crucial civic duty affects how federal funding is distributed to our communities. The information also helps our community leaders plan for the future and decide where to build new schools, expand public transportation and allocate funds for road projects. Our communities and our state are counting on us all to fill out the short survey to ensure Arkansas receives its rightful share of federal funds.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Arkansas is currently ranked 41st in the country for the number of responses to the 2020 Census. The response rate in the Natural State is 57.3%. This is below the 62.6% national response rate. We can do better.

As census takers begin to make door-to-door visits to homes that have not responded to the 2020 Census, it’s not too late to avoid the knock on the door by completing the nine questions online

 

7-28-20 2:25 PM KAWX.ORG 

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