Community groups raise awareness for 2020 U.S. Census
EASTON, Md. – In Easton, members of the community are pushing efforts to make sure everyone gets counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.
Members of the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center have been selected to provide space for people across Talbot County to get information on the census.
They say increasing awareness about the census is critical for people of all backgrounds.
“It’s really going to, for the next ten years, define a lot how our school systems work, how our teachers work, all those resources, so when you don’t have that accurate count you’re going to be based on, well, not complete knowledge and you won’t have that complete package,” said Matthew Peters, director at the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center.
The center will provide resources in multiple languages and help get the immigrant community to also participate in the census.
According to Peters, the Talbot Senior Center will also be providing space to help provide information resources about the census.