The coronavirus has brought most of our worlds to a halt, but the 2020 U.S. Census is still going on now! While you’re working from home, and maybe homeschooling your children, you can also complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
If you haven’t filled out your 2020 U.S. Census form, take a few minutes to do so right now. It will take you less than 10 minutes; I’ll wait.
What? You didn’t receive a Census invitation? They were mailed out in March. If you didn’t receive one, it’s okay. Go to https://www.census.gov/ and fill out your census form OR you can respond by telephone or mail.
The 2020 Census will count everyone living in the United States and its five territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
Your participation in the census is critical because the census results will impact us for the next 10 years. The Census will
- impact Federal funding for things like Medicare and Medicaid, SNAP, and CHIP;
- determine your state’s number of seats in the House of Representatives;
- Impact educational funding in your city, state, and region; and
- influence important business decisions such as where to create economic and employment opportunities, where to open new locations and hire additional employees in your neighborhood.
Participating in the census is important for everyone, and it is especially important that black, African American, LatinX, and brown people fill out their household’s census form so we don’t get under counted and so that monies flow to neighborhoods of color as well as to majority ones.
Please fill out and submit your household’s 2020 Census form.