The census will have a direct impact on Arkansas towns and rural areas for the next 10 years.
Let’s move residents in counties with the lowest response rate to get counted. If we increase the count in these communities, we will shape Arkansas’s future for the next decade!
The results of the 2020 U.S. Census will help communities plan for the future. And they will shape how hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding are distributed across Arkansas — for business development, rural education, and much more.
Arkansas Counts is available to help support areas with the lowest response rate.
Together, we can MOVE THE COUNT in Arkansas counties.
Here are ideas and resources to Get Out the Count in Arkansas counties with the lowest response rates:
- Encourage resident to participate in the census using Arkansas Counts’ one-pager linked here and information about the census and Covid-19 linked here
- Set up places for residents in these counties to get counted using Arkansas Counts’ guidelines for setting up census support sites linked here — great places to setup sites are local businesses, libraries, and other areas residents often visit
- Engage elected officials to speak to the importance of the census and write and place an editorial using templates linked here in your local paper