NAACP announces Black Census Week

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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With the coronavirus pandemic affecting day-to-day lives, having a complete Census count is even more critical, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons said in a letter to its members, proclaiming this week as Black Census Week.

“The impacts of this pandemic have been compounded for the Black community, but we must not let this moment exclude us from the Census,” the letter reads. “Now more than ever, your participation in the Census will help determine the level of federal funding our communities receive for the amenities that are so vital to our well-being; such as good roads, schools, libraries, public parks and more.

“In these difficult times, one of the most important things you can do is to Be Counted! You can complete the census online, by mail or by phone.”

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For more information on the Census, visit Census Day is April 1.