The Basalt Regional Library District is one of the critical response areas in all of Colorado for the 2020 Census. Our community brings together rural populations, non-native speakers, seasonal residents, and digital challenges—all the impediments to getting a complete census count. Fortunately, the Library has partnered with the Together We Count committee to ensure everyone is counted in 2020!
The census is the only federally mandated program for all residents of the U.S. This is not a citizenship survey. It is a COUNT of every resident, from ages 0 to110. And for each resident, the state of Colorado receives approximately $2300 in annual funding to support our schools, public health services, employment programs, and food banks. As we know from this spring, every one of us may depend on services such as these without a moment’s notice.
The BRL District is unique in that we include parts of unincorporated Pitkin and Eagle counties. As of June 15, both counties are lagging behind in responding to the 2020 Census. We can change that together.
Click here to fill out the 2020 Census. It’s available in 25+ languages! Let’s all take a few minutes to complete the survey and support our community.
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