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Brownsville recognizes September 22 as Census Day

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FILE – This Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed attempt by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question, the hiring of three political appointees with limited experience to top positions, a sped-up schedule and a directive from President Donald Trump to exclude undocumented residents from the process of redrawing congressional districts, the 2020 census has descended into a high-stakes partisan battle. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (KVEO) — The city of Brownsville has issued a proclamation to recognize September 22 as Census Day.

The proclamation emphasizes the importance of the census and pledges to have an accurate census count.

The proclamation also mentions that the census determines the reapportion of the House of Representatives and the distribution of funds.

An accurate census count gives information to leaders and how to properly distribute resources.

The city mentions it is currently at 58 percent response rate, which is below the 2010 census rates.

The deadline to complete the 2020 Census is Sept. 30, 2020.

For more information, visit the 2020 Census website.

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