HARTFORD, CT -- Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today announced the launch of the Connecticut Complete Count Committee (CCCC) to inform and help direct the State's efforts in the upcoming 2020 Census. Committee members include CCP members Jay Williams, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Julio Conception, MetroAlliance and Hartford Chamber of Commerce; and Will Ginsberg, Greater New Haven Community Foundation; and Connecticut Council for Philanthropy President Karla Fortunato.
“Connecticut is launching a major effort in advance of the 2020 Census to ensure that we are the best counted state in the nation,” said Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz. “An accurate census count is critically important to our state as it is the foundation to determine federal funding allocations. The data collected by the 2020 census affects all of us, not just in government, but also private businesses, schools, hospitals, non-profits, and other public and private entities. Currently, Connecticut is ranked first in the nation for paying the most in federal income taxes and we are amongst the lowest in getting federal dollars in return. Therefore, it is extremely important that Connecticut state government take an active role in facilitating counting efforts by establishing the Connecticut Complete Count Committee.”