2020 Census Forum Set for May 20

May 14, 2019 | Adult Services

The League of Women Voters of Albany County and Albany Public Library are hosting “Shape Your Future: The 2020 Census and You” on Monday, May 20, at 6-8:30 pm at the library’s Washington Ave. Branch.

People will learn about the 2020 census operation to ensure a complete and accurate count in all communities.

A panel of experts from the following organizations will share information:

  • US Census Bureau
  • One Person One Vote Coalition
  • Council on Children and Families
  • Albany County
  • City of Albany
  • Albany Public Library

The panelists will discuss census facts, areas of concern, and how people can take action. The group will also field questions from the audience.

“In less than one year, on April 1, 2020, the census will be in full swing. This process of counting will ensure that the political power, health, and safety of every community is maintained or enhanced in the upcoming decade. The voices of residents of Albany County need to be heard, and this forum will be an opportunity,” said Patricia Sibilia, president of the League of Women Voters of Albany County.

“Public libraries are one of the primary community resources for connecting people to the internet. With the changes being made to the 2020 census, libraries know that we will see an increase in people visiting us to use public computers and WiFi and for one-on-one assistance in completing the census questionnaire,” said Scott C. Jarzombek, executive director of Albany Public Library.

The census forum is free and open to the public.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.