Quad Cities Interfaith (QCI), Quad Cities Chamber, The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Doris and Victor Day Foundation are calling for a fair and accurate 2020 Census to ensure that the Quad Cities gets the resources we need to grow and flourish.
In one year the 2020 Census will be in full swing. Exactly one year out from Census Day, Quad Cities Interfaith (QCI), Quad Cities Chamber, The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Doris and Victor Day Foundation, and people across the QC Area are demanding a fair and accurate count for all our communities. America is changing fast, and the 2020 Census will determine how more than $800 Billion in federal funding is allocated each year.
Paul Rumler, President and CEO at Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, states, “We want to ensure an accurate count for many reasons, including ensuring our region has appropriate representation and services based on the Census results. A region’s population and available workforce are key drivers for economic development as decision makers consider where to invest resources.”
The census is critical for figuring out what our community needs to be healthier, safer and more successful. We have to make sure everyone is counted, and we have to start preparing now. QCI Board Member, Mario Ruiz said, "I want to be counted. It is important because it means millions of dollars to our community and keeping our political power. ¡Hanganse Contar!”