Connecticut Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz participates in census walk in Stamford

Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz participated in a census walk in Stamford Friday morning.

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2020, 5:29 PM

Updated 1,363 days ago

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Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz  participated in a census walk in Stamford Friday morning.
Bysiewicz, along with other officials, encouraged census participation in the city's hard to count neighborhoods.
While the city has over 67% response rate, there are households that still have not responded yet.
During the walk, the group handed out information and reminded people of the multiple ways the census can be filled out this year.
Bysiewicz says it's crucial for residents to know how important the census is.
"For every person we miss, that's $2,900 in funding per year, so $29,000 for every person we miss over a 10-year period to really important programs like SNAP, Medicare Medicaid, Head Start school lunch and breakfast programs," she says.
Households have until Sept 30 to respond to the census.


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