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Census Bureau Hosts Family Festival With Pediatricians to Help Ensure All Children Are Counted

February 11, 2020 GMT

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 11, 2020--

U.S. Census Bureau:

WHAT: The U.S. Census Bureau and the Federation of Pediatric Organizations are partnering to reduce the undercount of children. Together they will host a free event for children at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. The news conference and event will focus on promoting the importance of counting young children during the 2020 Census.

Before the event, there will be a news conference where Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham and the Federation of Pediatric Organizations will announce a major effort to ensure young children are counted in the census beginning next month.

Additionally, national and local partners, including The Rainey Institute, Sesame Workshop and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, will provide engaging activities for young children and their families. The Great Lakes Science Center is offering free admission to attend the 2020 Census event.

Census responses inform the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds for services that benefit children, including food assistance, Head Start, childcare, housing support, public schools, early intervention services for children with special needs, and children’s health insurance. A newborn or toddler counted in the 2020 Census as of April 1, 2020, will be in or completing elementary school during the next census in 2030. It is important to count them now so they benefit from critical childhood services over the next 10 years.

WHO:

WHEN:

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
9-10 a.m. – Press Conference
10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Family Festival

WHERE:

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio, 44114

RSVP: Members of the media who wish to attend the news conference, please RSVP here. Members of the media who wish to attend the event in person should RSVP here by 11 p.m. EST, Friday, Feb. 21. If you wish to participate via livestream, select that option when you RSVP and you will receive an email confirmation with a link to the livestream.

Interviews: Please contact the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at pio@census.gov or call 301-763-3030 to request an interview.

Parking: Validated parking is available on site.

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CONTACT: Virginia Hyer

pio@census.gov

301-763-3030

KEYWORD: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OHIO UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PARENTING CHILDREN PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT FAMILY WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STATE/LOCAL GENERAL HEALTH CONSUMER HEALTH PUBLIC POLICY

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

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