Local non-profit preparing for the 2020 census

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A non-profit organization urging the community to get informed on the upcoming census.

Proyecto Juan Diego in Brownsville is a non-profit census resource center. Their goal is getting the community to take part in the survey. Under served or low income communities are usually hard to count, and many worrying about what is being asked on the census. Organizers are assuring the survey is only asking for basic information.

Sister Phylis Peters, CEO – Proyecto Juan Diego, “We want to educate them and so they understand and they’re comfortable with the census. It’s only 9 questions. It has nothing to do with citizenship, there is no citizenship question. Education should wipe out the fear that there is.”

Proyecto Juan Diego has resources available to the community, including their computers. The census could increase the cities funding for roads, schools, hospitals and much more. Households will start receiving the census application on March 12th.

Anyone with questions can contact Proyecto Juan Diego or find information at https://2020census.gov/.

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