In an effort to count every person in the United States, a census is conducted every 10 years. Earlier this year, the City of Mount Vernon formally launched its efforts for the 2020 U.S. Census to secure federal funding that directly impacts many city programs, including emergency response services.
The main goal of this initiative is to educate the people on the importance of participating in the Census. County Legislator Lyndon Williams of the 13th District with the help of Inspiria Outdoor executed a billboard campaign in May to boost census participation and get the residents of Mount Vernon counted. Every resident included in the 2020 census means more funding for jobs, housing, healthcare, education, transportation, infrastructure repairs and much more.
These billboards are located in major intersections and offer tremendous visibility to vehicular traffic. By utilizing these boards, Legislator Williams is able to reach a diverse community to help secure necessary funding for programs for the most at risk people.
Check out our Westchester County Census billboard campaign:
Find out how to get counted by visiting : www.my2020census.gov/