The Paso del Norte Complete Count Committee invites creatives and storytellers to an afternoon create-a-thon to collaboratively generate digital media and compelling messages that spread awareness about the 2020 Census and communicate the importance of a complete and accurate count for the El Paso community.
Do you know that the Decennial Census--a counting of the United States population that occurs every ten years-- sets our country's trajectory for the next decade, determining congressional apportionment (the number of seats each state gets in the House of Representatives), redistricting, and the allocation of close to $800 billion dollars annually distributed to cities across the nation?
Historically, certain groups are undercounted at disproportionately higher rates during the Census. An undercount of children, underrepresented minorities, millennials, and seniors can result in reduced congressional representation and fewer local dollars essential for community services.
In 2020, for the first time ever, the American public will have the option of responding to the Census online. This presents new opportunities to communicate the importance of the census by creating compelling digital content to increase civic participation.
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Activate your creativity as a group or do it solo-- just remember everything you do counts!
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