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Dawn Miller shares 2020 Census information

At the Wautoma Kiwanis Club weekly meeting held at Culver’s, Wautoma, Dawn Miller from the U.S. Census Bureau stopped in to talk about the upcoming 2020 census. Every 10 years, a count of every U.S. citizen is conducted as part of the constitution; however, there are many other benefits of counting citizens. Information from the census determines representation for each state by helping to draw federal, state, and local legislative districts. Also, it helps planning for schools, hospital, and nursing homes. In 2020, when they start taking the census, you will be able to fill out the form online or by telephone, and post cards will be mailed out with the information. Original paper forms will be available later in the year for those who prefer to do it that way. Dawn also told the Kiwanis Club that they are taking applications for census takers. Anyone interested in earning some extra money can apply at www.2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-JOB-2020. Jobs will start early 2020 and go until summer with many different positions open for people to work. Dawn wanted everyone to know is if a census taker should come to your door, they will have ID’s from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau on them. The information the census collects is only for the U.S. Census Bureau, and it is never shared with anyone. Pictured is Dawn Miller, U.S. Census Bureau, and Rafael Cubilette, Wautoma Kiwanis and census committee member.