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KERSHAW COUNTY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR CENSUS 2020 COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE

Post Date:11/06/2019 3:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2019

Media Contact    803.425.1500
Lauren Branham Reeder
Public Information Officer
Lauren.reeder@kershaw.sc.gov 

KERSHAW COUNTY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR CENSUS 2020 COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE

Kershaw County, SC – Kershaw County is currently seeking volunteers for the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee. Established by state and local governments, a Complete County Committee serves as the local “Census Ambassadors” to increase public awareness and encourage residents to participate in the 2020 Census.

Kershaw County’s Complete Count Committee has several subcommittees of focus. They include: Faith-Based, Senior Living, Public Relations, Local Government, Business, Non-Governmental Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, and Minority Groups.

If you are interested in serving on Kershaw County’s Complete Count Committee, please join us for a Census Training on Thursday, November 21, 2019 beginning at 4:00PM in The Kershaw County Council Chambers (515 Walnut Street, Camden). A representative of the U.S. Census Bureau will in attendance to perform the training and answer any questions.

WHO SHOULD JOIN THE COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE?
Any Kershaw County Citizen is invited to join us!

WHAT SUBCOMMITTEE SHOULD I SERVE ON?We have several subcommittees to choose from and a place for anyone interested in joining the Complete Count Committee. Here are a few ways to narrow your subcommittee search:

  • Are you a minister or a member of a faith-based organization in Kershaw County? You may be interested in joining the Faith-Based Subcommittee.
  • Are you a part of a neighborhood association that frequently meets or stays in contact with residents through social media? You may be interested in joining the Neighborhood Association Subcommittee.
  • Do you work or serve within a non-profit organization or part of local sorority/fraternity chapter? You may be interested in joining the Non-Governmental Subcommittee.
  • Do you speak a second language? You may be interested in joining the Minority Subcommittee.
  • Do you work with the elderly within an assisted living facility, long term care, or Karesh Wing? You may be interested in joining the Senior Living Subcommittee.
  • Do you handle public relations or marketing for a company? You may be interested in joining the Public Relations Subcommittee.
  • Are you a teacher, guidance counselor, or work within a school? You may be interested in the Education Subcommittee.

HOW IS THE 2020 CENSUS DIFFERENT?
The 2020 Census will be first time a census will be conducted online. Each residence will receive a special code in the mail from The U.S. Census Bureau that you will enter to complete the census questionnaire online. A special code is given to each dwelling – not each person within the dwelling.

ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS
Every ten years the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the U.S. Data from the census provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually that impacts housing, education, transportation, employment, healthcare, and public policy from a national to local level. Data collected from the Census is also used to redraw boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts.

The upcoming Census is set to begin March 2020. 

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