Program to Examine Importance of US Census

Temple Beth El in Huntington will host a program Feb. 25 on the importance of the US Census.

The program, “Long Island 2020 Census: Every Person Counts,” will feature a panel moderated by Rebecca Sanin, CEO and president of the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island. It is presented by the temple’s Chai Club and the Long Island Network for Change.

“The Census is a critical, once-in-a-decade activity,” said Peter Wayne, a founding member of LINC and Chai Club board member.  “Census data influences how $675 billion of federal funding is disseminated based on census data, including expenditures for hospitals, schools, roads, health insurance, public programs and so much more.”

The panel will include:

  • Marianela Casas, Assistant Commissioner, Nassau Police Department
  • Tracey Edwards, Long Island Regional Director, NAACP
  • Jennifer Marino Rojas, Exec. Dir:  Child Care Council of Suffolk
  • Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum, Temple Israel of Lawrence
  • Theresa Sanders, President, Urban League of Long Island

They will discuss such questions as why the Census is important, its impact on Long Island, and what people can do to help ensure an accurate count.

Nicole D. Bailey, senior partnership specialist, NY Regional Census Center US Census Bureau will also be present to answer your specific questions pertinent to the Census and its implementation.

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP online at:

Light dinner fare, drinks and desserts will be available.

For more information contact Peter Wayne at [email protected].

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