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Census expert scheduled to speak at WCSU

DANBURY — The 2020 U.S. Census is coming, and you will have the opportunity to learn all about your rights and responsibilities from a Census Bureau official on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

Western Connecticut State University, the League of Women Voters of Northern Fairfield County and the American Association of University Women, Danbury Branch, will sponsor the information session by Yvette Trujilo Rose, a partnership specialist in the Field Division of the Census Bureau’s New York Region.

Rose will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at

“It’s critically important for everyone in the Greater Danbury Area including the WCSU family to make sure they are counted in the upcoming 2020 census,” said Judith Griemsmann, the president of the League of Women Voters of Northern Fairfield County. “One of the League’s missions is to ensure the proper representation of all citizens. An accurate count in the census achieves that.”

The census provides vital information for every community. It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries. Local officials rely on census statistics to plan for services like road paving and schools. And the federal government distributes more than $675 billion annually to states and communities based on Census Bureau data.

The League of Women Voters has been active with WCSU over the past several years. In September, league members and the university Student Government Association collaborated on National Voter Registration Day to register students on campus.



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