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AEA Kicks Off “We Count” Campaign to Promote Participation in 2020 Census

Phoenix, AZ – March 2, 2020 – Arizona Education Association (AEA) today launched the “We Count” campaign, kicking off a major effort to promote participation in the 2020 census through the activation of AEA’s members engaging their communities on the importance of the once-in-a-decade process mandated by the U.S. Constitution.

“Arizona educators know how important the 2020 census is for their communities and their schools. Not only does the census makes visible the strength of our communities by counting every student, parent, and family in our country, but an accurate census is critical to ensure our public schools and communities get the resources they need. It determines Arizona’s political influence – as the census will be used to reapportion the 435 seats in the House of Representatives among states – and to redraw legislative and school board districts. That is why our educators in will be engaging their communities on the importance of the census, reminding everyone that participation in the census is safe, important, and necessary,” says AEA President Joe Thomas.

Specifically, as part of the “We Count” campaign, AEA, along with the National Education Association (NEA):

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