• Reminder: Census Bureau to Host Festival to Ensure All Children Are Counted

    Did you know that census responses inform the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds for services that benefit children?
    United States Census 2020

    Reminder: Census Bureau to Host Festival to Ensure All Children Are Counted

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the Federation of Pediatric Organizations are partnering to reduce the undercount of children. Together, they will host a free event for children this Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The news conference and event will focus on promoting the importance of counting young children during the 2020 Census.

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    Before the event, Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham and the Federation of Pediatric Organizations will hold a news conference to announce a major effort to ensure young children are counted in the census beginning next month.

    National and local partners, including The Rainey Institute, Sesame Workshop, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, will provide engaging activities for young children and their families. The Great Lakes Science Center is offering free admission to attend the 2020 Census event.

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    February 22, 2020

    When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
    9-10 a.m.  Press Conference
    10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Family Festival

    Where: Great Lakes Science Center
    601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, Ohio  44114

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    Who: The following individuals are currently confirmed to attend:

    • Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director, U.S. Census Bureau

    • Kirsten M. Ellenbogen, Ph.D., President and CEO, Great Lakes Science Center

    • Judy Aschner, M.D., Chairperson, Federation of Pediatric Organizations

    • Helen Forbes Fields, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, United Way

    • Tracy Garrett, Government Affairs, Sesame Workshop

    RSVP: Partners who wish to attend the event and news conference in person should RSVP here by 11 p.m. EST, Friday, Feb. 21. If you wish to participate via livestream, select that option when you RSVP and you will receive an email confirmation with a link to the livestream.


    About the 2020 Census and Young Children

    Census responses inform the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds for services that benefit children, including food assistance, Head Start, childcare, housing support, public schools, early intervention services for children with special needs, and children's health insurance. A newborn or toddler counted in the 2020 Census as of April 1, 2020, will be in or completing elementary school during the next census in 2030. It is important to count them now so they benefit from critical childhood services over the next 10 years.

    This is an official email from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us (http://www.census.gov/about/contact-us.html).  
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