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The census is important to OKC

By Roy Williams / Inside OKC / February 27, 2020

Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. This year, the census count will begin April 1.

Participating in the census is vital to our city because federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Oklahoma City benefits the most when the census counts everyone.

But the 2020 Census is more than a population count. It’s an opportunity to shape the future of our community.

You and your business can help. Consider including information about the census in correspondence with customers (emails, invoices, website banners); provide a link to the census on your website; provide computers or tablets that can be used to complete the 2020 Census; or provide internet access to those who do not currently have access so that they can complete the census online.

You can inspire others. Tell everyone—your friends and family, your neighbors and co-workers—that you will complete the census, and tell them why it’s important that they respond too. Through your social media channels, your voice can make a difference.

Census results have an impact on planning and funding for health clinics and highways, fire departments and disaster response, education programs and college tuition assistance, and so much more. Encourage your friends, colleagues and neighbors to participate in this important event. Oklahoma City is counting on you!

Sincerely,

Roy H. Williams, CCE
Chamber CEO & President

This story originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of The POINT!

 

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