What Is the Census?
The U.S. Constitution requires that the federal government count each and every person living in the United States once every ten years. Whether you were born in the U.S., moved here 10 years ago, or moved here 10 days ago, you are entitled to your share of representation and resources!
Join Councilman Canek Aguirre and local leaders for a three-part series featuring panel discussions on the 2020 Census and why it is so important for EVERYONE to respond. Sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Registration is required.
The Census and Community Services
Saturday, May 2 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This session's focus is on how funding levels based on census data shape the work of community-based organizations and local nonprofits, which in turn provide critical services for city residents. Did you miss this event? Watch it on our YouTube channel.
The Census and Our Schools
Saturday, May 23 3:00pm - 4:00pm
In this session, we hone in on the impact of the census on our schools, which are among the biggest beneficiaries of an accurate census count.
The Census and Local Government Services
Saturday, June 06 3:00pm - 4:00pm
In this session, we examine which city services are most heavily impacted by Alexandria's response rates to the census - and how an undercount will affect the everyday lives of ourselves, our friends, and our neighbors.