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january, 2020

16jan10:00 am10:00 amArkansas Counts Census Summit

Census Summit

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Event Details

The Arkansas Counts Census Summit will be an opportunity to learn and share how to ensure every Arkansas resident is counted, especially hard-to-count populations.

Together, we will ensure a complete and accurate 2020 U.S. Census count for Arkansas. The Arkansas Counts Census Summit will be an opportunity to learn and share how to ensure every Arkansas resident is counted, especially hard-to-count populations.

We invite local complete count committee members, elected officials, nonprofit leaders, employers, and engaged residents who want to help reach hard-to-count populations to join Arkansas Counts to launch a statewide movement to Get Out the Count. Register today to learn more about:

  • Communication
  • Canvassing
  • Immigrant community engagement
  • Accessibility sites
  • 30-day countdown outreach

Why This Matters

At every level, the census affects political representation. Counts are used to determine the number of elected representatives and the shape of the districts they represent.

Community Level
Census figures help determine where new roads, schools, and public facilities are built.

State Level
The census affects policy decisions made by our legislature and funding for public services like education, healthcare, and economic development.

National Level
The census impacts Arkansas budgets for important programs like Medicaid, SNAP, highways and transportation, education & childcare programs, and affordable housing programs. A one percent undercount of Arkansas in 2020 may result in nearly $1 billion in lost funds over a 10-year period.

Time

(Thursday) 10:00 am - 10:00 am

Location

Philander Smith College

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