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2020 Census
Sep 10, 2019
Lion Jenny Pool Radway
2020 Census

The 2020 Decennial Census is coming up! It is really crucial that we have an accurate and complete participation every decennial because with full participation, the once-a-decade population count will drive more than $13 billion dollars in federal funds annually into Colorado.

An incomplete county puts us at risk of losing millions of annual federal dollars and inadequately planning for schools, hospitals and roads. We need the help of everyone in the community to close this gap in 2020. Together, we’ll engage people in areas that, based on demographic, socioeconomic and housing characteristics, may be hard to count.

Census data are critical to helping our nation — and the businesses and communities in it — make decisions that will fuel our future success. Census data determine your representation in Congress and are used to redraw boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts. They inform more than $675 billion in annual federal funding that reaches communities across the country. They allocate funding for your community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools, senior centers). Census data is also crucial to many non-profit organizations when reaching out to grant-makers, donors and foundations. Let's help ensure that we get an accurate Census count in 2020!

 

LION Jenny Pool Radway was born and raised in Costa Rica. She grew up in a bilingual and bicultural home and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. She has worked in the nonprofit and social services field for more than 18 years working focusing on the immigrant and refugee communities. Jenny is an expert in developing intercultural relationship skills, facilitating cross-cultural partnerships, diverse organizational and programmatic capacity building, and community leadership development. Jenny has a bachelor’s degree from Ripon College in Political Science & Spanish, a master’s degree from Capella University in Human Services and is currently a master’s degree candidate in Latin American Politics & Economics at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.