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Census Day 2020

April 1, 2020

Participating in the 2020 Census is civic engagement and good for your community. Your participation determines how legislative districts at all levels of government are drawn, where roads and transit are built in the future, and how more than $675 billion in federal funding or housing, education, transportation, and healthcare is allocated to your community.

The 2020 Census is safe! Census data is protected by strong federal laws and cannot be shared with law enforcement agencies, local housing authorities, or other federal agencies. Your personal information cannot be seen or used by other government agencies in the courts.

The 2020 Census is easy! For the first time, the public can respond to the Census online through the internet. You can fill out your 2020 Census form by mobile phone, via computer desktop or a tablet. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can still be counted. Households that do not respond to the initial census mailings will be given the opportunity to complete the census through the traditional paper questionnaire. You may also call in your Census responses to a telephone questionnaire assistance line which the US Census Bureau will provide time for the Census.

Black and Brown children lose if they are missed in the 2020 Census. Black and Brown children between the ages of 0-4 years old are undercounted at high rates by the Census; more than twice the rate of white children. Undercounted children deny our neighborhoods and communities their fair share of resources to meet the needs of children and families, especially health baby and child nutritional programs. We must county everyone in the household: foster children, grandchildren, newborns, adopted children, and all extended child family members residing in the home.

Being counted in the 2020 Census means change for us, by us. Pledge to be counted by texting “2020” to 52886. Issue while voting or registering to vote, share your story at wevotewecounty.org. To learn more about the 2020 Census and voting rights, visit nul.org.

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April 1, 2020