Gathering of civic leaders will raise awareness of 24-hour, multilingual Census help hotline on a very fitting date: 2/11.
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX (February 7, 2020) – The U.S. Census Complete Count Committees of Hays County and the City of San Marcos will gather at the Historic Courthouse (111 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos) at 11 a.m. on Tuesday 2/11 to raise awareness about 2-1-1 – the 24-hour, multilingual hotline to help residents learn everything they need to know about the U.S. Census.
It will also be an opportunity for Hays County business owners and members of the public to learn more about the 2020 Census and pick up a variety of informational materials, as well as for media representatives to get answers to questions they’re being asked.
The 2-1-1 helpline is a partnership between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the United Way for Greater Austin. The United Way for Greater Austin has provided serious funding support to help maximize Census participation in the region, including an $8,000 grant to Hays County, a $10,000 grant to the immigrant-rights organization Mano Amiga, and a $59,000 grant for media outreach shared among Hays and four other counties.
Local elected officials, non-profit leaders, and other civic champions will briefly speak about the importance of ensuring a complete U.S. Census count this year in Hays County to avoid leaving tens of millions of dollars in federal funding on the table, as occurred in 2010.
A light lunch will be served.