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East Side Caravan Encourages Residents To Get Counted In The 2020 Census

A caravan of more than two dozen vehicles traveled through the East Side of San Antonio Saturday morning to raise awareness about the 2020 census.

About four in 10 households in the city, and 50% of households on the East Side, have not yet responded to the 2020 census.

Berta Rodriguez, the city's census administrator, was committed to changing that.

"We’re here to say that if your local neighborhood school is important to you," she said, addressing the crowd of participants, "if community centers, like the Claude Black Center, are important to you, if the hospitals and clinics that have been so critical during his pandemic are important to you, respond to the census because all of those services and programs get impacted by population data from the census."

Rodriguez explained that workers were going door-to-door to collect data. She reminded people that they would never be asked for social security numbers or banking information.

Another caravan to encourage people to participate in the census was planned for the South Side later this month.

Jolene Almendarez can be reached at JoleneAlmendarez@gmail.com and on Twitter at @jalmendarez57.

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Jolene Almendarez can be reached at jolenealmendarez@gmail.com.