Sandy Springs, GA — Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta) convened a community town hall with expert panelists to discuss the upcoming 2020 Census. The town hall meeting was an opportunity for McBath to discuss her commitment to ensuring a complete count for the 2020 Census, and for community members to ask their questions about the process.
“If we don’t get counted, we get counted out,” McBath said. “It is so important that every person participate so that our community receives the funding we need – funding to improve our traffic times, fix our roads and bridges, support our health programs, and provide our children with the educational opportunities they deserve.”
McBath was joined by Commissioner Geoffrey Starks of the Federal Communications Commission, Bernita Smith, DeKalb County 2020 Census Program Manager, and Jeanine Abrams McLean, Vice President of Fair Count Inc. Each presenter discussed the importance of the 2020 Census and how individuals can get involved to ensure that their neighbors and family members are counted in the Census.
The 2020 Census officially begins on March 12, when households in Georgia’s Sixth District and across the country will begin receiving official invitations with information on how to participate in the 2020 Census. For every person that doesn’t complete the Census, Georgia will lose an estimated $2,300 in federal funding. The Census can be responded to by phone, by mail, and, for the first time in history, online.
For more information about the Census, visit Census.gov. For any questions about Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District Census outreach efforts, call the Sandy Springs District Office at (470) 773-6330.