FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin, the state’s 2020 Official Census Liaison, is inviting state and community leaders from around Massachusetts to a 2020 Census Kick-Off Event on April 1 in Framingham.
The event, which is being hosted by the City of Framingham and its Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer, will take place at Framingham’s Nevins Hall at 10 a.m.
April 1st marks one year until Census Day, though many households will begin receiving communications from the United States Census Bureau in March of 2020.
“This event begins our one year countdown to Census Day, but preparations for the census have already been underway for a few years,” Galvin said. “Still, we all have a great deal of work ahead of us to make sure we have a complete and accurate count and that Massachusetts is not shortchanged in federal resources and congressional representation.”
“I am grateful to Mayor Spicer for hosting this kick-off. It is crucial that state and local officials work together alongside other community leaders to reach out to people who may not be aware of the census or who may be hesitant to respond,” Galvin said.
“The census determines the resources that come to Framingham, and I want to make sure that everyone is counted,” said Spicer in a media release. “Framingham is proud to support the census kick-off and is thrilled to have the opportunity to shine an even brighter light on this important endeavor.”
Certain populations, including immigrants, non-English speakers, and students are often undercounted in the census.
More than 25% of Framingham residents are foreign-born, while Framingham State University brings a sizeable student population to the city.