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United States Income Levels hit Record High, Poverty reached Record Low in 2019

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – American households saw their best economic gains in half a century last year under President Trump, according to a report this week from the U.S. Census Bureau.
 
And with President Donald Trump’s pro-growth, pro-worker policies in action, this standard can be achieved again as America safely reopens from the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

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Fortera Credit Union creates Fortera Foundation to Combat Generational Poverty

 

Fortera Credit UnionClarksville, TN – Fortera Credit Union has announced its establishment of the Fortera Foundation.  The not-for-profit organization aims to help break the cycle of generational poverty and improve families’ long-term financial stability. 

“Fulfilling our purpose to be a force for financial good, it was important to Fortera that we establish an entity dedicated solely to supporting our community impact initiatives,” said Tom Kane, Fortera Credit Union President and CEO.  The Fortera Foundation aligns our core values, resources and commitment to make meaningful investments in the communities we serve,” said Kane.

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U.S. Census takers are at work in Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The U.S. Census Bureau has begun sending census takers to visit residences in Clarksville and Montgomery County who have not yet responded to Census 2020. Census takers may also visit residents who filled out the forms earlier this year for quality control.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts urges everyone to cooperate with the Census to ensure a Full Count.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts urges everyone to cooperate with the Census to ensure a Full Count.

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U.S. Census Bureau to Email Households to Encourage Response to 2020 Census

 

U.S. Census BureauSuitland, MD – The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will begin emailing households in low-responding areas to encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census.

Millions of emails will be sent this week and then grow in numbers and continue into September. These emails supplement a final campaign reminding people to respond to the 2020 Census on their own, as census takers begin asking households to respond to the census.

U.S. Census Bureau - 2020 Census

U.S. Census Bureau – 2020 Census

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #13

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, April 6th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee to Distribute $200 Million to County. City Governments Through Governor’s Local Support Grants

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, April 6th, 2020,  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $200 million in grants to be distributed to every county and city government across Tennessee for one-time, local expenses in fiscal year 2021.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Shows Reduction in the Number of Children Living in Concentrated Poverty

 

One of 29 States Nationwide to Show Progress in Child Poverty Rate According to New Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthNashville, TN – The percentage of Tennessee children living in areas of concentrated poverty fell 7% between 2013 and 2017, according to “Children Living in High Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods,” a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Using the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the snapshot examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the country despite a long period of national economic expansion.

Living in a neighborhood with a high level of concentrated poverty, in addition to putting children at risk from environmental exposure and reduced opportunities, can cause chronic stress and trauma.

In Tennessee 13% of kids are growing up in concentrated poverty. «Read the rest of this article»

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Hopkinsville Community College to hold Constitution Day Lecture with Thomas Glover, J.D.

 

Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, Constitution Day will be observed at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) with a special guest lecture by Thomas Glover, J.D. The focus of Glover’s lecture will be “The Constitution, the Census and Gerrymandering.”

He will discuss the role of the census in the determination of how seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are appropriated, and notes that following the 1990 census, Kentucky lost one seat in the house.

Constitution Day to be held at Hopkinsville Community College, September 17th.

Constitution Day to be held at Hopkinsville Community College, September 17th.

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City of Clarksville, Montgomery County kick off 2020 Census with “CMC Counts”

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Joe Pitts, Mayor of the City of Clarksville, and Jim Durrett, Mayor of Montgomery County, Tennessee, proclaimed April 1st, 2019, as Census 2020 Kickoff Day and introduced members of CMC Counts, the local Census Complete Count Committee.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts (holding proclamation) were joined Monday at the 2020 Census kickoff ceremony by, from left, Col. Joseph Kuchen, Fort Campbell Garrison Commander; CMCSS Schools Director Millard House; and retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey, APSU vice president for external affairs.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts (holding proclamation) were joined Monday at the 2020 Census kickoff ceremony by, from left, Col. Joseph Kuchen, Fort Campbell Garrison Commander; CMCSS Schools Director Millard House; and retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Bailey, APSU vice president for external affairs.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County CMC Counts! to kick off 2020 Census efforts

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Census 2020 Kickoff Day — scheduled April 1st, 2019, “one year out” from the formal start of Census 2020 — will include the introduction of CMC Counts!, the community’s Census Complete Count Committee.

The public and media are invited.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County Mayors to introduce local ‘Complete Count Committee’ for Census 2020.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County Mayors to introduce local ‘Complete Count Committee’ for Census 2020.

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