The census is our most reliable source of population information. It is used to ensure states are being fairly represented, both in the allotment of federal dollars as well as the number of congressional districts. The federal funds driven by census estimates go toward programs aimed at supporting our infrastructure and communities.
The 2020 Census faces several challenges that could prevent an accurate and complete count, including reliance on new technology, planning delays, and the possible addition of the citizenship question. Philanthropy has an important role to play in helping to ensure a fair count, and there are multiple ways to engage.
Please join us for the St. Louis Regional Census Convening to learn more about the 2020 Census and its impact on our region. Hear from regional business and nonprofit leaders, as well as representatives from St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles. Our featured speaker will be United States Census Bureau Regional Director Marilyn Sanders.
7:30am - Continental Breakfast
8:30am - Convening
Questions? Please contact Alex Rankin, Missouri Foundation for Health Government Affairs Manager, at email@example.com or (314) 345-5571.
Thank you to Missouri Foundation for Health and the St. Louis 2020 Census Funders Working Group for organizing this event. Special thank you also to United Way of Greater St. Louis for hosting this convening.