"Everyone Counts!" Census 2020 is Topic of 2019 Constitution Day Event at ECTC | ECTC

"Everyone Counts!" Census 2020 is Topic of 2019 Constitution Day Event at ECTC

The US Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The country is gearing up for the 2020 Census, which impacts nearly all aspects of life in the US. The Census affects how legislative districts are drawn, how federal and state funds are allocated, how important decisions are made regarding housing, healthcare, transportation, public safety, economic development and much more. 

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host its annual Constitution Day event on September 17 with a discussion of the history, purpose, process and all you need to know about Census 2020.  “Everyone Counts! The 2020 Census and Why It’s Important to Be Counted,” will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center on the college’s Elizabethtown Campus. It is free and open to the public.

The evening will feature an interactive panel discussion with Mike Burress, Executive Director of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, and Kelli Cauley, Partnership Specialist with the US Census Bureau, discussing the relevancy of the census to our communities, and answering questions and concerns about how census data is used, privacy issues, types of data collected, barriers to responding and even employment opportunities.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this informational and relevant activity. The Census affects all of us…Everyone Counts! This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered.

For more information about ECTC’s Constitution Day event, please contact Mary Jo King, at maryjo.king@kctcs.edu.