Here are the facts:
The 2020 Census will be concluded October 31.
The Census includes all persons resident in the United States.
Members of the House of Representatives are apportioned among the States according to the census.
The Census also affects up to $900 billion in grants, direct payments, loans, and loan guarantees that the federal government distributes annually to states and individuals.
Less than 63% of residents are responding to the census and that could mean that Florida will lose a U.S. Representative and billions in Federal monies.
You can help urge residents to complete the census by volunteering to text those who have not responded. The League Of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is sponsoring the ability to use technology that will send text messages that will encourage residents to respond.
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You can create a SPOKE account during the training
To create a SPOKE account you need to enter your email, first name, last name, cell phone number and a password.
The training will demonstrate the texting process and direct you to the
Resistance Labs Facebook group
Census Counts workspace
to see announcement when campaigns go live
(you will need to join the Facebook group or the census counts workspace)
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THE PEOPLE THAT YOU TEXT WILL NEVER SEE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. THEY WILL ONLY SEE YOUR FIRST NAME AND A RANDOM LOCAL PHONE NUMBER.
If you have further question call or email Charles Oesterle 734.620.0388 / firstname.lastname@example.org