Today is Census Day, the official launch of the 2020 Census! As so much around us is rapidly changing, the census is one thing that remains the same. It is one action that we can still take to support our communities and participate fully in our democracy.
Completing the census is about collecting the necessary information to determine funding for our community needs. Census data is used to distribute billions of dollars in funding that goes to ensure that public safety, health facilities, businesses, and communities have the resources they need to take care of their communities. In these times of uncertainty and physical distancing, standing together in with our communities is ever more important. Click here to be directed to the official site of the U.S. Census Bureau.
In 2020, the Census Bureau is providing three modes of response: through the internet, over the phone, or by returning a paper questionnaire. All these methods are considered safe in terms of protecting yourself and loved ones against COVID-19. It’s not about ‘if’ we fill out the Census form, but about ‘how’.
Will you fill out the 2020 Census today? It takes about five minutes and is safe to do right from your couch or favorite chair at 2020Census.gov.
You’re not doing this alone. Already, over eleven million households have responded. Share on social media why getting counted is important to you and use the hashtag #2020Census to join in the wider conversation! This is something we can all do to make sure our resources come back to us—so let’s do this together!
Jessica Jones Capparell
Policy & Legislative Affairs Senior Manager, LWVUS