Since 1790, the U.S. Constitution has required there be a census conducted every 10 years.
On Tuesday, Owensboro Community and Technical College will celebrate Constitution Day with a presentation titled “Census 2020: Why it is Important!” at 11:30 a.m. in Blandford Lecture Hall on the main campus at 4800 New Hartford Road.
OCTC’s Associate Professor of Sociology Chad Gesser, Executive Director of the Hager Educational Foundation Keith Sanders, and Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau Molly McCarroll will be presenting and discussing the U.S. Census and the work of the committee.
The group will be recognizing the Complete Census Count Committee.
Gesser said the event will be a brief history of the U.S. Census and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sanders will speak about the work of the local Complete Count Committee in generating local awareness and attention to the 2020 Census.
The census is the official historical record of the people of the United States.
“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which
may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers…”
– The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 2.
“This Constitution Day we learn the Census roots in the U.S. Constitution, about the history of the Census, the Census Bureau, and we will outline how Owensboro-Daviess County is working to assure a complete count of its residents in 2020,” Gesser said.
The event is free and open to the public.