US Census 2020Readers, the Census is back, but the COVID-19 outbreak has halted the 2020 Census field operations. Their field operations are expected to resume after June 1, 2020, when their Area Census Offices return to full staff capacity. In the meantime, you can complete the 2020 Census online, over the phone, or through mailed self-responses. Remember, the results of the Census project will influence policymaking and fair political representation for the next decade. Every single person matters regardless of their housing, income, age, or documentation status. The data collected is entirely confidential and will not be shared with any other agencies or businesses. The point of the Census is to get a full count of the United States population. The results of the Census determine the number of new congressional seats per state and how $1.5 trillion in federal spending is distributed. Everyone counts in the Census, and you will not be asked about immigration status.

Remember the information collected will:

  • Reapportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Redesign congressional, state, and local district boundaries
  • Influence the amount of funding received by state governments and local communities from the federal government
  • First-responders understand how much help is needed during emergencies or catastrophes
  • Serve as a population database for future national surveys
  • Influence the building of new roads, hospitals, schools, and other public sector investments
  • Small business owners understand how the population is changing

Fill out the 2020 Census online or by calling 1-844-330-2020. The Census helps all of us be fairly represented, and it only rolls around every ten years, so make sure you take it. Everyone’s voice deserves to be heard regardless of their situation. Do not miss out on your chance to be advocated for.

To fill out the 2020 Census online, click here.

Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or busy areas, for the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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