Murphy urges neighbors to get counted at upcoming census event

Office of State Senator Laura Murphy
Updated 2/26/2020 10:41 AM

Community members who are interested in learning more about the 2020 Census are invited to attend an information session and recruitment event hosted by State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) on March 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave.

"Data from the census is used to determine federal funding for our schools, roads, fire departments and more. That's why it's so important that we all play a part in making sure our community gets counted," said Murphy. "If you're wondering what you can do to help, we can answer your questions."


Murphy is partnering with the City of Des Plaines Complete Count Committee, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and State Rep. Marty Moylan to host the event.

At the event, local officials will discuss how the census will affect the community and how residents can ensure that their neighbors are counted. Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau will also be on hand to answer questions about working for the Census.

"Participating in the census can mean filling out a form, or it can mean going door to door and talking to your neighbors," said Murphy. "At this event, you'll be able to explore all your options."

Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to register online at

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