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Help Us Be Counted in the 2020 Census!
Help Us Be Counted in the 2020 Census!
Donna Rushing
Thursday, September 03, 2020


This is it!  The last month to get everyone counted in this year’s Census.  Deadline is September 30.  Here is the new link for the response rate for Illinois so you can track the response yourself.


Southern Seven has only 3 census events left.  Each will be held from 10:00-2:00.   People can complete their census online safely and easily!

9/4 Pulaski General Store

9/11 Rosiclare Bob’s Food Mart

9/25 Golconda Food Mart


Remember, we lose between $1500 and $2000 for every person who doesn’t complete their census.  Right now, just a little over half of the residents in the lower seven counties have completed their census.  In 2010, we missed out on over 12.5 million dollars; we stand to lose even more this time.


Please, help us spread the word.  Let’s get everyone counted. Thank you!


Help Us Be Counted in the 2020 Census!

The U.S. Constitution requires that every person living in the United States is counted every 10 years for the purpose of ensuring fair representation and distribution of resources. ISBE is doing its part by making sure that schools recognize their important role in this process.

Today we are reaching out for your help in printing and distributing a 2020 Census flyer to families. (The flyer is also available in Spanish.) Please consider sharing this important reminder so everyone can be counted. Including a copy of the flyer with grab-n-go meals is a great way to help us be seen in Illinois!

Please also consider using these draft social media posts:

• Improve our future! The #2020Census can help Illinois get funding for stronger schools, better hospitals, and crucial social services. Fill out the Census and #MakeILCount

• Fill out the #2020Census to help our community get the funding we need for a brighter future. #MakeILCount

More information and resources on how to ensure a complete count are available at

Thank you for all you’re doing for Illinois schoolchildren!

Nutrition Department, Illinois State Board of Education 100 N. First St., Springfield, IL 62777