Posted on Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 by Marya Morgan

My2020Census time! Every 10 years, every person on U.S. soil is required to be counted, by order of the Constitution. For households that don't respond as required, a census taker will knock on their door. No area is too remote. No outskirts too far. “Census takers are in rural parts of Alaska on snowmobiles,” Cook says, and for coastal fringes, “census takers will kayak to communities that are not connected to roads.”  Air1's Marya Morgan talks with Michael Cook of the U.S. Census Bureau about how the numbers are used and Rev. Dr. Marlyn Bussey, pastor of St. James AME Zion Church about why she thinks faith leaders should actively encourage people to participate.

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