2020 Census car caravan traveling through North Lubbock neighborhoods on Saturday


LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the U.S. Census Bureau:On Saturday, August 29, the U.S. Census Bureau, in partnership with the North Lubbock Neighborhood Association and Complete Count LBK, will travel through North Lubbock neighborhoods as part of their 2020 Census Car Caravan. The caravan will start at 10:00 a.m. in the neighborhoods of Guadalupe, Mahon, Jackson, and Arnett Benson to raise awareness about the 2020 Census and also increase response rates in the Hispanic communities in Lubbock.

Lubbock Fire and Rescue will lead the car procession comprised of Lubbock city leaders, members of Complete Count LBK, North Lubbock Neighborhood Association, the Hispanic Association of Women, League of United Latin American Citizens, District 1, and Northwest Little League. Lubbock car clubs La Diferencia, Mi Familia, Estilo, Los Unicos, Suavecito, and It’s a Family Thing will also participate.

The caravan will start at Aztlan Park at 1st Street and Avenue J and end at the Maggie Trejo Super Center. The public is welcome to join the car caravan or watch as it travels through the historic neighborhoods.

The Census will offer questionnaire assistance to those who would like to fill out their census questionnaire from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Joel’s Restaurant, 3116 Amherst Street. Bilingual Census Response Representatives will be available to answer questions and will provide the use of iPads to complete questionnaires.

Joel’s Restaurant will also offer a special 2020 Census carne guisada lunch plate for $5.00 for all caravan participants and to the public supporting this effort. The 2020 Census impacts how billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated to communities each year. Funds are used for critical programs and services such as food assistance, including SNAP and WIC, new roads, infrastructure improvements, and area hospitals and clinics.

Federal law protects census responses and answers to the census can only be used to produce statistics and data. The Census does not share information with immigration or law enforcement agencies or allow it to be used to do determine eligibility for government benefits. Households can continue to self-respond online at 2020census.gov or by phone 8444-330-2020 for English or 844-468-2020 for Spanish. Self-responding online, by phone, or by mail reduces the likelihood a census taker will visit a person’s home.

For more information about the 2020 Census, please visit: http://www.2020census.gov or www.census.gov

What: 2020 Census Bureau Caravan through North Lubbock Neighborhoods

When: Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Who: North Lubbock Neighborhood Association Social Media Chair Mari Huerta, Complete Count Committee Chair Dwight McDonald

Where: Caravan will begin at Atzlan Park (1st Street and Avenue J) and will end at the Maggie Trejo Super Center (3200 Amherst in Arnett Benson)

(News release from the United State Census Bureau)

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