Rep. Brady: Remember to fill out the Census, stay safe with a free mask

State Representative Dan Brady today urged all local residents to make sure they count by filling out the 2020 Census. As a reminder, Brady’s office is handing out free Census-themed facemasks at his office in uptown Normal.

“A full Census count is critical to our communities. Federal funding for our schools, roads, hospitals and other resources are awarded based on population and other information provided in the Census count,” Rep. Brady said.

Rep. Brady stressed that this year’s Census response is more important than ever. During the spread of the coronavirus, Census data has predicted the spread of the virus through high-risk communities, helped estimate of the number of volunteers needed to assist nonprofits, and determined federal assistance for hospitals and school lunch programs, among other important functions.

As a reminder, residents are invited to stop by Rep. Brady’s office at 104 W. North Street in uptown Normal for a free “Census 2020 Make it Count” facemask courtesy of Rep. Brady and the Department of Human Services. The masks will be available as long as supplies last.