Later this spring, the 2020 Census will officially kick off. This once-a-decade activity has high stakes for our neighborhood because the results impact political representation and important community resources like funding for schools, roads, and healthcare. Unfortunately, an undercount often occurs in under-resourced neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, where young children, college students, individuals with disabilities, people of color, and non-native English speakers can be left out.
Ecolibrium3 is joining forces with the City of Duluth and other community leaders to ensure a complete count. How we understand our neighborhood, and the resources that get committed to making Lincoln Park a more vibrant and livable place, depend on a full count of our residents. We’ll be updating you on 2020 Census activities throughout the year, and we want to start by letting you know that hundreds of Census jobs are available in the region with a starting wage of $24/hour and scheduling flexibility. You do not need a car to work for the Census. Hiring is happening now, so go to the Census webpage to apply.
Did you know: American Indians and Alaska Natives have been undercounted in the U.S. Census for decades, which denies these communities a voice in decision-making about policy. Say #CountMeIn by signing the pledge for a fair and accurate count.