Saratoga, NY – In case you missed it, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik penned an op-ed for Sun Community News urging the North Country to participate in the 2020 Census.

“This spring has proven to be a very unprecedented and challenging time for our communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in many ways, but it has also highlighted the North Country’s exceptional public health officials, healthcare workers, first responders, law enforcement personnel, and community leaders as our community has risen to meet the unique needs of our region. Additionally, the tragic murder of George Floyd has highlighted the need to continue to unify in working towards a more peaceful and just society. As we grieve with the Floyd family, the North Country has been a positive example of strong relationships with our local law enforcement and our community.

Amidst this crisis, it is critical to highlight the role that the 2020 Census plays in funding our hospitals, emergency services including police forces and fire stations, schools, roads, and more. Every decade, the Census helps to determine how taxpayer dollars are distributed back into the community from our government agencies. I am writing to personally urge all residents of our community to take a few minutes to fill out the Census.”

Read the full op-ed here.