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The 2020 Census, then Sarasota 2050 on the Peace & Justice Report, Weds, Aug. 26 at 9am.

Written by on Sunday, August 23, 2020

Our first guest on the Peace & Justice Report this week was Hannah Karnei, who is on a one-year intensive fellowship at the Patterson Foundation. Hannah is helping with their Census 2020 Education Project. We discused the U.S Census and talk about why it’s important to participate.

If you missed our show just go to archive.wslr.org and look for Peace & Justice!

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. And the census is ending a month early on September 30, 2020!

NOTE: The census does not ask any questions about financial information, your social security number or citizenship status. You are only obligated to answer the questions on the questionnaire. See a sample HERE.

To participate go to https://my2020census.gov or  https://2020census.gov/en.html

In Spanish: https://2020census.gov/es.html

Or in 57 other languages: https://2020census.gov/en/languages.html

Our second guest on Wednesday was Tom Matrullo, leader of the Citizens for Sarasota County.

Citizens for Sarasota County is a coalition to promote ethical, responsive government that preserves and enhances Sarasota’s unique natural environment and cultural heritage while building a sound local economy based on effective stewardship and innovation.


Tom’s other site is Citizens for District Power (CDP) – a site he built to help people use Single Member Districts to make sound choices in the upcoming election. https://www.cdpsarasota.org/