President Trump has cut the 2020 census short by one month. This is beyond troubling, because in the 2010 Census, when less than 70 percent of Peorians completed the Census, our community lost $540 million dollars.
Without a doubt, Peoria can not afford to leave any money on the table. To address this issue, State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth is trying to galvanize community leaders and local support for a Final Census Push Event to ensure that everyone in our community is counted–for our children and their futures. Our Kids Count!!!
The event will be held at Martin Luther King Jr. Park from 9am – 3pm. There will be food provided and a book bag giveaway.