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Inaccurate 2020 Census Count Could Cost Oklahoma Millions Of Dollars

Oct 16, 2019
Donna Murray-Brown, president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association, spoke to members of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits on Friday about ways to increase participation in the 2020 census.
(Photo by Janice Francis-Smith)

The next U.S. Census begins early next year, and nonprofit leaders say an inaccurate count could cost Oklahoma millions of dollars. Journal Record editor Russell Ray discusses how nonprofit and public entities plan to ensure participation and why certain groups remain underrepresented in the census. 

 

Dental surgeon Jeannie Bath, seated, adjusts the fit on a set of dentures for a patient while volunteer dental assistant Angela Whipple looks on at the Good Shepherd Ministries clinic in Oklahoma City Wednesday.
Samuel Perry / The Journal Record

A local free clinic that treated about 3,300 patients and provided more than 16,000 services to low-income residents last year needs more doctors, dentists and pharmacists to meet high patient demand.

Marnie Taylor is president and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits in Oklahoma City.
Brent Fuchs / The Journal Record

The head of a coalition of non-profits says she's concerned about the broader effects of a bill targeting an animal rights organization. State Rep. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester, says his goal is to keep money in Oklahoma

Renegar says he’s upset that the Humane Society of the United States raised $1 million in Oklahoma after the deadly May 2013 tornadoes, but only spent $100,000 in the state.