HUMBOLDT PARK — Residents can learn about the importance of the 2020 Census and how to get involved at an upcoming community forum.
The forum is set for 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Humboldt Park Field House, 1440 N. Humboldt Drive.
It’s one of several community forums Ald. Ariel Reboryas (30th), chair of the City Council’s Legislative Committee on the Census, is hosting on the subject in partnership with other aldermen across the city.
The forums are being held to “educate residents on what’s at stake” and provide information on Census jobs, according to a flier.
The U.S. Census Bureau counts the country’s entire population every decade as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The decennial count is important because it’s tied to federal funds and the number of political representatives each state gets.
This is the first year households will be able to fill out the questionnaire electronically.
Mailings will start arriving at households across the country beginning March 12.