The Subcommittee on African Immigrants 2020 Census Columbus and Franklin County Complete Count will host community leaders and individuals interested in participating in the conduct of the 2020 census on Saturday, January 25 and Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Ashland University, Columbus Campus. The event will start at 12pm on each of the days.
The Chair, Subcommittee on African Immigrants 2020 Census Columbus, Dr Rosaire Ifedi said, “the goal of Columbus City/Franklin County Census Complete Count is to make sure everyone is counted.”
“Billions in federal aid are distributed based on census count. Equally, legislative representation, infrastructure, schools, support services all depend on the Census. The quality of schools, social services, roads are all a huge part of this important effort,” said Dr Rosaire Ifedi.
“Please join us to receive more information as well as help the U.S. Census recruit from our African communities. We need translators and residents who speak languages other than English.
We are hosting the first meeting for you and interested community leaders on – Saturday, January 25th from 12:00PM-3:00PM.
The second meeting on Saturday, February 1st will be from 12pm to 4pm will include both information sessions and recruitment drive where attendees can complete applications for temporary Census jobs that pay up to $24 an hour”.
According to her, “we cannot stress enough the importance of getting an accurate and complete count of African heritage residents in Franklin County and Columbus. Help us reach members of your community, country-based organizations, churches, mosques to educate ourselves and set in place plans to ensure everyone is counted. If you’re not counted, you don’t count.”
(Link to language guides in 57 languages to help people complete the census: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/planning-management/language-resources/language-guides.html)