The State of Alabama is losing--and losing quite badly, as if our state were one of the perennial cupcakes found on the schedule for Southeastern Conference teams in the fall. The deadline to respond to the census is Sept. 30 and a substantial portion of our state has failed to take the five minutes necessary to answer a few basic questions.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - Faye Garner, left, and Mary Watkins, mobile questionnaire assistants, asked people at Gateway Foodland on Saturday, Sept. 19, if they have completed their census. The deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 30, to fill out the census. As of Monday, Sept. 21, Alabama is ranked the lowest in the nation at 87.8 percent enumerated. To fill out the census, go to my2020census.gov.
WINSTON COUNTY - An ingenious way to get people to fill out the census has begun, and it involves school children. The Alabama Census Bowl began Wednesday, Sept. 2, and all school systems in a selected 32 county area, can compete. This is nearly half of Alabama, some of the lowest census responding counties in the state.
WINSTON COUNTY - Each and every person is worth $1,600 to the State of Alabama in federal funds each year. Do you want the money to be spent here or in another state? Make sure your household, along with households of friends and relatives, have completed the 2020 Census.
WINSTON COUNTY - It is quite possible you have seen those cards and flyers on counters and displays asking for census workers. The United States Census Bureau has been getting ready for the upcoming 2020 Census for several months now, and they need workers to help in all local areas.