The Atlanta Branch of the NAACP is hosting a meeting to plan for the 2020 Census count.

Atlanta NAACP hosts Census planning meeting

The Atlanta Branch of the NAACP is encouraging religious, political and community leaders to get involved with the 2020 Census count.

Hosted by the Rev. Timothy McDonald, NAACP President Richard Rose has called for a strategic Census planning meeting 4 p.m. January 23 at First Iconium Baptist Church, 542 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta.

With the theme of the evening as “Let’s Be Counted,” Fulton County political leaders from all jurisdictions will join the Atlanta NAACP to begin an all-out effort to include every segment of the population in the 2020 census count.

The Census matters because it can help shape many aspects of a community — Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways.

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.

The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.

It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

Information: naacpatlanta.org

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