Johnny Rodgers, college football Hall of Famer and former Nebraska Cornhusker football standout is among the 2020 Census workers. He is a partnership specialist hired to perform community outreach. Rodgers, interviewed on KROVFM.com by Doug Heath, SA Observer News Editor and radio host at KROVFM.com, this past Saturday, took the time to speak to the community of San Antonio. He reminded listeners that Census results affect planning and funding for education—including programs such as Head Start, Pell Grants, school lunches, rural education, adult education, and grants for preschool special education. In addition, Census results affect planning and funding for infrastructure—including programs for highway planning and construction, Section 8 housing, federal transit, community development, and rural water and waste disposal systems.
A Nebraska resident, Rodgers sounded as if he were from the eastside of San Antonio as he enumerated many of the areas of neglect that exist in our historically underserved community. People of color, who live in resource starved communities, regardless of citizenship status must do our part and complete Census2020. Everyone who was born prior to April 1, 2020 and lives in our community must be counted so that we can get our share of Federal resources. Beginning August 11th Census workers will be coming to our neighborhood. They will only take 10 minutes of your time to complete the confidential lifeline.
Want an end to institutional racism? Complete the Census at www.2020census.gov.