Join the Austin League of Women Voters for a Community Forum with panelists leading the efforts to ensure that all Central Texas residents are counted in the upcoming census. Find out WHY it is important for all of us to be involved and learn HOW we can help.
Anna Alicia Romero of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense Fund)
Deece Eckstein, Intergovernmental Relations, Travis County
Meg Poag, Executive Director, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Travis County Constable Bruce Elfant, Co-Chair of the Central Texas Complete Count Steering Committee
WHEN: Sunday, January 17, 2:15-3:30
WHERE: First United Methodist Church Family Life Center
13th and Lavaca (downtown)
CONTACT: Karen Hayward, 512-894-4002, khayward [Email address: khayward #AT# austin.rr.com - replace #AT# with @ ]
Having an accurate census count impacts funding for key community resources:
Non-profit organizations rely on census data to support funding requests
New school construction, transportation, health services, new businesses such as grocery stores are all designed around census tract data.
New Congressional and Legislative districts will be created in Central Texas if the 2010 count is accurate.
Learn how you can effectively promote the safety, ease and importance of full census participation.