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City, county declare April 1 "National Census Day."
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Cochran Mayor Billy Yeomans and County Commissioner Bob Brockman signed a joint proclamation Wednesday declaring April 1 as “National Census Day.” 

 It reads in part “Whereas, census data ensures fair Congressional representation by determining how many elected congressional representatives and congressional districts each state will have; and, Whereas, it is essential that accurate data be collected from groups of people who are historically difficult to count, including young children, low-income individuals, military personnel, non-native English speakers, minorities, and rural residents; and, Whereas, planning, outreach, local government involvement, and community education are required to ensure that the census Is as accurate as possible; and, Whereas the information collected by the Census is confidential and protected by law; and, Whereas, the City of Cochran and Bleckley County hereby agree to participate in the 2020 Census and encourage every resident to accurately complete the Census questionnaire on-line, over the telephone or promptly return it by mail. Now therefore, we do hereby proclaim April 1, 2020, as "CENSUS DAY" in the City of Cochran and Bleckley County, Georgia, and recognize the importance of the 2020 Census and pledge full support to achieving a complete and accurate Census Count." You can complete the 2020 Census online by going to www.my2020census.gov 
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