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There’s this 2020 Census event in Newport News you might want to attend

The "Count Me In" information event about the 2020 Census is at the Holiday Inn at Newport News City Center (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)
The “Count Me In” information event about the 2020 Census is at the Holiday Inn at Newport News City Center. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)

NEWPORT NEWS — The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, the NAACP and the Virginia Complete Count Commission are having an information session about the 2020 Census on Wednesday.

The “Count Me In” community event will feature multiple speakers from a variety of backgrounds to explain the importance of the upcoming census, according to the United Way’s news release.

“It is imperative that we make sure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census,” Steven S. Kast, president and CEO of United Way and a committee member of the Complete Count Commission. “Census data is used to determine how over $675 billion dollars in federal funds are distributed to the states each year.”

“The Peninsula stands to lose approximately $2,000 per individual each year over a 10-year period if we do not do a great job in the next census,” Kast added. “This equates to millions of dollars lost to support human services and boost the local economy.”

The “Count Me In” community information session is at the Holiday Inn Newport News at City Center, 980 Omni Blvd. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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