The virtual phone bank is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9 from 4:00 - 6:30 PM. Volunteers will take calls at 1-844-432-9832. ABC 7 Eyewitness News will feature a series of reports on the importance of being counted throughout the afternoon and evening newscasts on September 9th.
In Chicago, approximately 40% of households have yet to complete their census forms. ABC 7's Make Yourself Count campaign will underscore the critical importance of census participation.
"ABC 7 has joined forces with important community partners to encourage all Chicagoans to be counted in the 2020 Census. Participation is vital in determining political representation and resources for our community through the next decade," said John Idler, President and General Manager, ABC 7 Chicago.
As census completion nears the deadline, ABC 7 newscasts and digital platforms will provide coverage with answers to frequently asked questions and information on how the census can alter a community economically and affect social services.