The SAC is committed to motivating our community to be engaged in the political process. The Political Awareness and Involvement committee is charged with executing programming that drives our community to be politically engaged by voting for national and local candidates that will work to improve the lives of marginalized and under-served people.
Current local initiatives:
- Voter Registration
- Community Issues and Candidate Forums
- Voter Education and Mobilization
- Voting Protection
Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Our community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. People in our community use census data in all kinds of ways, such as:
Individuals supporting community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.
Businesses using data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and these create jobs.
Local government officials using the census to ensure public safety and plan new schools and hospitals.
Real estate developers and city planners using the census to plan new homes and improve neighborhoods.
The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.