2020 Census Update!

2020 Census Update!

Readers, 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...
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Do Your Part—Participate in the 2020 Census!

Do Your Part—Participate in the 2020 Census!

For the first year ever, the Census Bureau will be conducting its initial surveys online. In order to streamline the process and receive information from hard-to-count households, it decided to create an online version for those who do not have a permanent home. While we are all staying home for the next few weeks, it is a great time to fill out the form. As residents of the United States, it is our civic duty to participate in the census. By doing so, it shows the government that you are counted for where you live, and it tells them how to direct approximately $675 billion around your state, county and community for the next 10 years. It is also important because it determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives and used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. It can affect your community by determining how much money is allocated to support teachers, special education...
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