You may have heard the buzz… the 2020 Census is around the corner! The Census happens every 10 years, as outlined and mandated in Article 1 of the Constitution. The goal is to count every person in the United States.
Why is it important to count every person in a community? That’s exactly what we discuss in this episode with New York Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, who represents District 36 in NY State Assembly.
In this episode Diana and Aravella discuss why it is important to count EVERY SINGLE person, from the baby in your home, to the senior, and everyone in between. Not only that, you have to count every person living in your home, that means that if you have family members who are extended family, or someone crashing on your couch, they count too!
The Census count is important because, among other things, it determines representation in Congress. Listen to this episode to find out who is the group of people that are most undercounted, how having low numbers and an undercount can affect a community and how you can help get the word out and help other fill out their Census forms in 2020.
YOU CAN LISTEN TO ARAVELLA AND DIANA DISCUSS THE 2020 CENSUS HERE:
What is Aravella reading?
Aravella is a Mets fan and she is currently reading
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas represents the 36th District in New York City. In office since 2011, Assemblywoman Simotas has worked extensively both as a legislator and staunch community advocate, committed to supporting women and families, students, seniors, small businesses and the environment.
Aravella lives in Astoria with her family. She is a lawyer and a mom and a Fordham University alum.