Discussion Groups

October Topic:
  The Census is Coming! The Census is Coming!


Because the members of the League of Women Voters of MoCo are some of the smartest people around, we already know that April 1 is the day to be counted for the 2020 Census. The Census is critical for drawing congressional and legislative district lines, and for distributing federal funds to states and localities, which are used to support vital programs, such as schools, hospitals, roads, public works, business planning, future government services and emergency preparedness. The State estimates that for every Marylander that is not counted, approximately $18,250 over 10 years, per person, is lost. So you already know all that, but...do you know:

  1. Which age group is historically the most under-counted?
  2. What change is being implemented for the first time EVER in this census that will affect how you complete your own form?
  3. What part of census data collection is the most expensive for the Census Bureau to do?

Join us at one of the Discussion Groups in October. The Discussion Group Resource is included with this issue of the Voter and is available online at lwvmocomd.org. Discussion Group dates and places are listed below. We will discuss what you will need to do to complete your own census form and we’ll also brainstorm about what we—as a League—can do to help the County get as complete a count as possible. Choose a discussion group that fits your schedule—everyone is welcome!

What You Can Do

Get Active
October 2019 Discussion Groups: The Census is Coming! The Census is Coming! Check out the Discussion Group Resource
Please note that not all Discussion Groups are meeting on their usual days because of the Jewish Holidays. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings held at the LWVMC office, Lakelands Clubhouse, and Riderwood are handicap-accessible.

SUNDAY, October 13
2:00 PM UPCOUNTY / WEEKEND
Lakelands Clubhouse
960 Main Street, Gaithersburg
Contact: Carol Blackburn, 301-569-6076

MONDAY, October 7
7:30 PM TUESDAY PM
11400 Strand Drive, North Bethesda
Contact: Carol Gross, 301-652-2236

MONDAY, October 14
2:00 PM ROCKVILLE PM
LWVMC Office
Contact: Mary Lanigan, 240-687-0517

WEDNESDAY, October 16
9:30 AM BETHESDA/POTOMAC
9608 Hawick Lane, Kensington
Contact: Margaret Chasson, 301-942-0497

WEDNESDAY, October 16
10:15 AM ROSSMOOR/LEISURE WORLD
Leisure World Clubhouse 1
3701 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring
Contact: Diane Hibino, 301-802-3427

THURSDAY, October 10
9:30 AM SILVER SPRING
86 Eldrid Dr., Silver Spring
Contact: Ann Nuss, 301-622-2664

MONDAY, October 21
3:00 PM RIDERWOOD
Town Center Classroom
Riderwood, Silver Spring
Contact: Ruth Sachs, 301-960-9755


Discussion Group meeting places, times, contacts and topics for the month will be posted here each month and also appear in the Voter newsletter. Everyone welcome!

2020 Census Forum