Census 2020

The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.

The time to be counted is now. The 2020 Census count will shape our future for decades to come.  Census data is used to apportion federal funding and congressional representation. Census data is also used to determine funding for new schools, hospitals, roads and more. Respond to the 2020 Census to ensure that our communities receive the resources they need and deserve! 

You may have received an invitation to respond to the 2020 Census, delivered to your home, between March 12-20. These official Census Bureau mailings include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online. The 2020 Census asks a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living in your home on April 1, 2020.  If you did not receive the invitation by mail or to start the 2020 Census online click here: https://my2020census.gov.  

Every decade, the Census misses or undercounts hundreds of thousands of marginalized people, including low-income people, Black people, queer people, and very young children. At the same time, it over counts, or double counts, hundreds of thousands of people with the most privilege, including the white population, homeowners, and wealthy people.  This is among the many reasons why the National Black Justice Coalition is working in partnership with other organizations to ensure that every member of our community is counted. That includes YOU!

We’ve heard a number of concerns regarding data protection and privacy. Considering who is “in charge” of the administration at present, who can blame anyone for being concerned? Watch this video for more information about how your Census data is protected, for some time to come. 

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Find out more at OurCount.org

 

2020 Census Calendar (Important Dates To Remember)

For information about how COVID-19 is impacting the 2020 Census visit this link

For more information about the 2020 Census and to see if Executive Director Johns’ answers your Census questions watch this video produced by the Census Bureau.

March 23rd through March 29th is Black Census Week. Visit our partners at the NAACP to learn more about the campaign using this link: https://naacp.org/2020-census/

You can find additional 2020 Census resources from our partners at the LGBTQ Taskforce and the Queering the Census Campaign here: https://www.thetaskforce.org/queerthecensus/census-resources.html.