Did you know that every resident in America is required by law to participate in the 2020 census? More importantly, did you know how full participation among all U.S. residents in the 2020 census is essential for ensuring proportionate representation in Congress and equitable distribution of federal dollars to states? Do you know your students' rights and responsibilities when it comes to participating in the census? Do you know how to help them avoid scammers who might take advantage of those who don't fully understand the process?

On June 4, the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC) hosted a webinar, which was facilitated by national experts who reviewed how the 2020 census works, why it matters, the challenges that threaten a full population count, and how adult education programs and libraries can help adults understand and participate in the 2020 census. 

Thanks to our SABES partnership with NELRC, you may access a recording of this free webinar. Please share this widely with others who might play a role in promoting full 2020 census participation. 

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