Billions of dollars of funding, education for children, government representation and more are at stake with the 2020 census. The League of Women Voters of Bucks County (LWVBC) along with Bucks County Opportunity Council have begun the “Bucks Counts” campaign to get as complete a census count as possible in Bucks County. An event to train and plan for an effective census outreach will take place on Friday, November 15 in Bristol from 9 AM to 12:30 PM for nonprofit representatives. Those interested in attending are encouraged to contact LWVBC’s Vice President Monica Weninger from the Contact page of the LWVBC website at www.lwvbucks.org.
An accurate count of who is living in Bucks County will influence where to use tax dollars most efficiently and how to do the best planning for the future of Bucks County. The goals of “Bucks Counts” are to dispel myths and concerns about privacy and confidentiality and explain the process and the assistance that is available, so a more accurate census count can be obtained. The partnership of nonprofits is critical for success. Nonprofits are encouraged to reach out to the League to participate in the training on November 15. Learn more about LWVBC by visiting www.lwvbucks.org or by calling 215-230-9986.