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NASE Joins Census Business Coalition in Support of the 2020 Census

In advance of the 2020 Census, the National Association for the Self-Employed has joined the newly formed Census Business Coalition (CBC) and NASE Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Katie Vlietstra, will serve as senior advisor to the coalition.

The CBC is a nonpartisan coalition comprised of American enterprises, associations, foundations, and business owners who recognize an accurate and secure census as an economic imperative and commit to working together to educate their employees and customers as to the necessity of a successful 2020 Census.

Why NASE Joined
The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to conduct the census every 10 years to count the nation’s entire population, because the founders of our nation envisioned it as a vehicle for gathering data to guide fair and informed governance.

The census is a vital tool for business development and growth. Businesses use data derived from the census and the American Community Survey to guide strategic development, operational decisions, and investment of resources. Acting Census Bureau director Ron Jarmin recently explained: “the business community is by far the largest consumer of census data in the country.” Unreliable data would impact businesses’ ability to make decisions or disrupt their business altogether and make it more difficult for governments to make sound economic policy decisions about hospitals, schools, transportation and other infrastructure.

In the coming weeks, NASE will host an education webinar on the importance of the 2020 Census with CDC Executive Director, DeVere Kutscher. Be on the look out for the invitation to join!

For more information, please visit the CBC website at www.censusbusinesscoalition.org.

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