Professor to speak Nov. 11 about U.S. Census

Associate Professor of Political Science Keith Fitzgerald will be a panelist in a discussion in Bradenton Nov. 11 about the U.S. Census.

The League of Women Voters Manatee County is hosting the panel discussion titled, “All About the U.S. Census” at the Bradenton Woman’s Club from noon to 1 p.m. Admission is free.

Our population census, mandated by our constitution, is performed every 10 years. Its figures are based on actual counts of persons living in U.S. residences. Its effects are far-reaching, affecting representation and billions of dollars in appropriations.

Dr. Fitzgerald will speak about what the census is, why it was created, and the importance of the information it gathers.

Other panelists include:

Neal E. Dollar, U.S. Census Partnership Specialist, Atlanta Regional Census Center, who will explain how the Census is organized, conducted and shared.
Ogden Clark, of the Neighborhood Services Department of Manatee County, who will explain the county’s role in the census and how the public can help.

The Bradenton Woman’s Club is located at 1705 Manatee Ave. West. Doors open at 11:15 a.m., and a buffet luncheon is provided at 11:30 a.m. ($5 donation asked). After speakers give their presentations, there will be questions from the audience and discussion. All Hot Topic programs are free of charge and are open to the public. Reservations are not required.

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