U.S. Census Bureau News
Be Counted! The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories.
Census Events and activities for October
October 12, 2020Census events and activities for October.
From October 12th until October 31st we will provide daily trips circulating through Meriden's hard to count areas with a van dressed in Census2020 banners and speakers on the roof playing the message in English and Spanish of how to self respond online or by phone.
On October 15th we can have the Ice Cream giveaway for anyone who fills out their 2020Census at the Salsa Festival allowing us more time to get funding and for organizing with Freezy Freezies. We can coordinate with the Salsa Festival to get people to fill out their Census and provide a raffle ticket to take to the ice cream parlor.
On October 29th on the Meriden Green we will have a Fall Festival providing Apple Cider, Apple Fritters and Pumpkins to families, we can also have a contest best customs for youth. Everything will be socially distancing safe and we can have Free Face Painting to youth. All organizations will be asked to provide free giveaways and materials. In addition, we will ask partners to provide a free item for the raffle drawing. Raffles will be provided to all individuals who fill out their Census and data will be provided about how they directly and indirectly benefit from filling out their Census. We will highlight the programs, resources and services provided to the community that receives federal funds directly connected to filling out their Census. We want to make sure the community understands the significance of how filling out the Census is to the financial sustainability of Meriden, their Civic responsibility and how their voices are heard diplomatically.
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