CHICAGO – In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census, state Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, will be hosting a free community breakfast at Nellie’s Restaurant in Chicago.
“An accurate count of our community is critical for our families to receive our share of funds for many of the vital services our families rely on, like public transit and our local schools,” Ramirez said. “Despite, the rhetoric coming from Trump and his allies, we must get the word out that there will NOT be a citizenship question on the census form. We will continue to fight to ensure that no one is put at risk by filling out the census.”
The United States conducts a census to count everyone residing in the country every ten years. This data is highly valuable as it provides the basis for the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funding to be used for local schools and universities, community programs, infrastructure, health care and housing. The data is also used to determine how communities will be represented in every level government to ensure equitable representation. The census takes into account everyone living within a given geographical area, regardless of citizenship status.
Ramirez will be joined by fellow Latino Caucus members and Deputy Governor, Sol Flores for a tour of local Latino-owned businesses throughout the Chicagoland area to encourage participation in the 2020 Census. Ramirez’s event will take place at Nellie’s Restaurant, located at 2458 W. Division St. in Chicago on Saturday, September 7th. Doors open at 9:45 and breakfast will start sharply at 10 a.m. There will be a free buffet for attendees. For more information or to RSVP, please call 773-799-8219 or email Info@RepDeliaRamirez.com
“It is critical that everyone responds to the census because the well-being of our neighborhoods depends upon it,” Ramirez said. “I encourage all concerned friends, family and neighbors to attend and learn about what they can do to make sure everyone in our community is counted.”