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Posted: September 10, 2020

Have You Responded to the Census Yet? It's Not Too Late!

Census Day of Action is Monday, Sept. 14. We need everyone's help. Are you in?

We need all hands on deck to encourage census participation across the state. We all know someone who hasn’t been counted yet. When we’re all encouraging census participation, we’ll be able to get a complete count across the state!

There are endless ways to get involved, so make sure you have a plan to participate. Remember, we need everyone to be counted to be fully represented and financially supported for the next decade!

Here are a couple of ideas to get you started: 

  • Share this link with your network so they can get involved too!
  • Set aside 15 minutes for you and your colleagues to call or text friends to encourage them to complete the census.
  • Post on social media and go live
  • Encourage your network to become Census Ambassadors
  • Check out this list of action items that you can do to participate on the big day. 

Have you responded to the census yet? It's not too late! 

It's easy! Responding takes only a few minutes to complete.

  • You can respond online or by phone in one of 13 languages and find assistance in many more. Language Support
  • It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone, or by mail -- all without having to meet a census taker. It’s safe.
  • Your response is safe, secure, and confidential. Your information is protected by law.
  • Your responses won't be shared with immigration or law enforcement agencies.
  • By law, your answers can only be used to produce statistics.
  • Responding now will minimize the need for a census taker to follow up and visit your home later this year.
  • Census takers will wear masks when they interview households in person. The interviews are quick and can be done outside your home and 6 feet apart.
  • It’s Important. Your response matters.

Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for health care, emergency response, schools, education programs, roads, and other public services.

Responding to the 2020 Census in this time of social distancing makes a difference for the well-being of your community and helps shape the future.
Results from the 2020 Census will determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.
Complete the 2020 Census now so your community will have the resources it needs over the next 10 years.

An accurate census count helps communities get the resources they need for emergency and disaster response.