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LWVCA Prepares Public for Census

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LWVCA Prepares Public for Census

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The 2020 U.S. Census is more than just a count of population and this is the first time it will be primarily online, according to League of Women Voters of the Comal Area Treasurer and the Census Forum Coordinator Gloria Suarez Sasser.

The League of Women Voters of the Comal Area (LWVCA) will host a public discussion of the 2020 U.S. Census from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the New Braunfels Public Library, 700 E. Common St., New Braunfels.

Richard Castanon, partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Denver Region and New Braunfels Complete County Committee Member Maria Saenz-Rodriguez will speak about the census process and answer questions about what individuals can do to get their families and communities counted.

“The census is more than just a count of population and this is the first time it will be primarily online”, said LWVCA Treasurer and the Census Forum coordinator Gloria Suarez Sasser. “It determines where federal and state dollars are spent, how congressional seats are apportioned, where businesses invest. We need to ensure that our community is counted accurately to benefit everyone.”

Castanon is responsible for developing partnerships with county and local governments as well as higher education institutions. He has over 25 years of experience as a public engagement professional specializing in government relations, community affairs, grassroots outreach and issue advocacy.

Saenz-Rodriguez is a member of LULAC Council 4217, a former Citizenship and Spanish Teacher, and has worked in many areas of government.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. LWV never supports or opposes candidates for office, or political parties. LWVCA serves Comal and Guadalupe Counties. For more information, visit www.lwvcomal.org.

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