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Published on February 23, 2019

President Núñez Joins Census Committee

Eastern President Elsa Núñez was named to the Connecticut Complete Count Committee (CCCC) on Feb. 4. The group was created to inform and help direct the state’s efforts in the upcoming 2020 Census.

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz announced the launch and said it was intended “to ensure that we are the best counted state in the nation. An accurate census count is critically important to our state as it is the foundation to determine federal funding allocations.

“Connecticut is ranked first in the nation for paying the most in federal income taxes and we are among the lowest in getting federal dollars in return. Therefore, it is extremely important that Connecticut state government take an active role in facilitating counting efforts by establishing the Connecticut Complete Count Committee.”

The committee is an advisory panel of 47 community leaders who represent diverse populations from across the state including elected officials, faith leaders, community health centers, chambers of commerce, community activists and heads of housing authorities. Bysiewicz will chair the committee, with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, State Rep. Christopher Rosario of Bridgeport, and State Rep. Pat Wilson Pheanious of Ashford as co-chairs.

Written by Ed Osborn

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