Updated: Jun 2
Be Counted! Today is Census Day, where we are encouraging our neighbors, friends, and family members to be counted in the 2020 Census.
While we may be social distancing, you can take the Census from your home! You should've received your paper Census in the mail, or you can take it via phone or online!
Participating in the #2020Census ensures that our communities have fair funding and equal representation. The Census will decide how millions of federal funding will be allocated in our communities for ten years. It also determines how districts are drawn at the federal, state, and local levels. It determines how many congressional seats your state will have and can have an impact on the Electoral College (*cough cough* Presidential Elections.)
Taking the Census can also determining whether your polling stations have ballots in other languages than English. If that's not reason enough to be counted, the funding goes towards essential services and programs that keep our communities going, from education and childcare services to public transportation and public libraries.
Who Counts? Everyone. Babies, children, the elderly, people living with disabilities, college students, immigrants (regardless of your status,) and people living alone. If you are living in America, take the Census. The information gathered in the Census cannot be shared with any other entities. Have you had to relocate or move back home during COVID19? Make sure that you are counted, read up here!
In Power, ✊🏾