GWINNETT CENSUS COMMITTEE ENCOURAGES CENSUS PARTICIPATION WITH FAMILY-FRIENDLY RALLY

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 25, 2019) – Gwinnett County’s Complete Count Committee is hosting a family-friendly census rally Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Lawrenceville to help ensure #GwinnettCounts in the 2020 Census.

The rally will feature kids’ activities, DJ music, food trucks, free snacks like cotton candy and nachos, speakers, entertainment, educational resources and more. Performers include a K-pop band and a local recording artist, among others. Speakers at the event will target various facets of Gwinnett County’s population, including hard-to-count groups like kids under age 5.

Residents can ask questions about the census and learn more about the importance of the count as well as the security measures that keep your information safe. They’ll also learn about the three ways participants can complete the census in 2020 — online, by phone or by mail.

“Our goal is to get a 100 percent response rate,” said Phil Hoskins, deputy county administrator for Gwinnett County and co-chair of the committee. “This count is crucial for representation and federal funding, and it also helps us understand our population and account for critical services our community needs like roads and senior services.”

Gwinnett County’s Complete Count Committee is made up of representatives from local governments, school districts, faith and cultural communities, nonprofit agencies and other groups that support the U.S. Census Bureau’s mission of making sure every resident is counted once, only once and in the right place.

The Bicentennial Plaza is located at 275 South Perry Street, next to the Lawrenceville Lawn.

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