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The 2020 Census is still happening in the United States and Texas remains behind other states in the amount of people who have completed their census survey. That is also true for Lubbock.

On Saturday, August 29th members of the United States Census Bureau along with the North Lubbock Neighborhood Association, and Complete Count LBK will travel through north Lubbock neighborhoods in what is being called a 2020 Census Car Caravan.

The goal, according to a press release, is to raise awareness of the census and improve response rates.

The caravan will start at 10:00 a.m. in the neighborhoods of Guadalupe, Mahon, Jackson, and Arnett Benson to raise awareness about the 2020 Census and also increase response rates in the Hispanic communities in Lubbock.

Lubbock Fire and Rescue will lead the car procession comprised of Lubbock city leaders, members of Complete Count LBK, North Lubbock Neighborhood Association, the Hispanic Association of Women, League of United Latin American Citizens, District 1, and Northwest Little League. Lubbock car clubs La Diferencia, Mi Familia, Estilo, Los Unicos, Suavecito, and It's a Family Thing will also participate. The caravan will start at Aztlan Park at 1st Street and Avenue J and end at the Maggie Trejo Super Center. The public is welcome to join the car caravan or watch as it travels through the historic neighborhoods.

In addition to the caravan, the Census Bureau will help provide assistance to those who need help completing their information.

The Census will offer questionnaire assistance to those who would like to fill out their census questionnaire from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Joel's Restaurant, 3116 Amherst Street. Bilingual Census Response Representatives will be available to answer questions and will provide the use of iPads to complete questionnaires. Joel's Restaurant will also offer a special 2020 Census carne guisada lunch plate for $5.00 for all caravan participants and to the public supporting this effort.

The 2020 Census will impact how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated and provides data during redistricting. For more information, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's website.

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