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File #: 18-6056    Version: 1 Name: ESTABLISHING THE COOK COUNTY COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/21/2018 In control: Business and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 9/26/2018 Final action: 10/17/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE COOK COUNTY COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT AN OUTREACH STRATEGY FOR THE 2020 CENSUS WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States requires an enumeration of the population every 10 years to apportion congressional representation among the states; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 141 of Title 13 of the United States Code, the next federal decennial census of the population will be taken on the first day of April in 2020; and WHEREAS, the United States Census Bureau will endeavor to count every person in the nation, and many states and counties are establishing programs and initiatives to promote the census; and WHEREAS, a complete and accurate count of the population is essential to the fair and proper allocation of federal funds towards social service programs, influences the planning and development of highways, hospitals, and businesses, and has a direct bearing on electoral representation and redistricting; and...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), STANLEY MOORE, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET GAINER, GREGG GOSLIN, EDWARD M. MOODY, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

ESTABLISHING THE COOK COUNTY COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT AN OUTREACH STRATEGY FOR THE 2020 CENSUS
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States requires an enumeration of the population every 10 years to apportion congressional representation among the states; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 141 of Title 13 of the United States Code, the next federal decennial census of the population will be taken on the first day of April in 2020; and

WHEREAS, the United States Census Bureau will endeavor to count every person in the nation, and many states and counties are establishing programs and initiatives to promote the census; and

WHEREAS, a complete and accurate count of the population is essential to the fair and proper allocation of federal funds towards social service programs, influences the planning and development of highways, hospitals, and businesses, and has a direct bearing on electoral representation and redistricting; and

WHEREAS, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the 2020 Decennial Census will cost an estimated $15.6B for which there is substantial budgetary shortfall that could result in an adverse impact on the Census Bureau's ability to accurately count every resident of Cook County; and

WHEREAS, Cook County has one of the highest concentrations of hard-to-count populations in the state, including racial minorities, immigrants, young children, tenants, and low-income households, among others, and an outreach strategy must be developed and implemented to include them in the Census; and

WHEREAS, this will be the first decennial Census carried out in a primarily online format, which may have a disparate impact on residents in hard-to-count communities who are more likely to face barriers created by the digital divide; and

WHEREAS, a united voice from businesses, government, community and faith based organizations, educators, media and others will allow th...

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