Lexington League of Women Voters First Friday ForumFriday April 3, 2020
9:30 AM until 11:30 AM
THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LEXINGTON FIRST FRIDAY FORUM PRESENTS A 2020 CENSUS PRIMER ON APRIL 3, 2020 AT CARY LIBRARY
On Friday April 3, 2020, the LWV Lexington presents a Forum/Primer on the Census with the goal of providing information and encouraging participation.
Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution mandates that the country conduct a census or count of its population once every 10 years. The first United States Census took place in 1790 after the inauguration of President George Washington-- and there has been a census every ten years since.
The next Census (the 2020 United States Census) begins in a few days. The goal of the Census is to count every person living in the United States. The results are used to determine allocation of critical federal funding, House redistricting, and electoral college numbers. A complete count in the 2020 Census is important to Massachusetts so that our residents are fairly represented in our federal, state, and local governments and to ensure receipt of our fair share of federal funds.
The speaker will be Carly Bari, Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau who works with community groups to inform everyone about the 2020 Census. She has been working with the Census Bureau since last April primarily in Middlesex County.
Carly Bari will be introduced by Nathalie L. Rice Town Clerk of Lexington who will also speak about the local Census.
This program is the 7th in the 2019-2020 First Friday Forum series hosted by the League of Women Voters to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. The forums take place in Cary Memorial Library’s Large Meeting Room at 1874 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington. Coffee will be available at 9:15 AM and the presentation begins at 9:30 AM. There will be a Q&A after the program.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.
For more information, contact the League convener Margaret Coppe at firstname.lastname@example.org
All League forums are free and open to the public.
Due to uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please check the League of Women Voters Lexington website http://www.lwvlexington.org/ for updates and potential cancellations.
Location: Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
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