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Census 2020... What You Need To Know

Post Date:07/10/2020 1:00 PM

Every 10 years all people living in the United States are counted and asked questions about their household, income, and work. In a world of hacking, scams,  national  unrest,  and  identity  theft,  we’re  told  to  never  share personal information.

Here are 7 REASONS why YOU should fill out your Census 2020 form:

1. CHOICES. Businesses decide where to open based on the number of people living there as reported by the Census. Want great new places to eat, shop, play, and work? BE COUNTED.

2. MONEY.  The  federal  government  decides  how  much  money  to  give communities   based   on   Census   numbers.   Want   more   for   the community without paying high fees and taxes? BE COUNTED.

  • Every  person  not  counted  costs  about  $1,500  per year. That money gets sent to other cities and other states.
  • We only get this chance every 10 years! We have to live with our count for a long time. We lost $6 million because  the  2010  Census  showed  a  12%  drop  in population down to 18,931.

 3. A  VOICE.  Voting  districts  are  drawn  based  on  census.  Want  elected officials to better represent your needs? BE COUNTED.

4. INCLUSION. Feel   left   out?   Want your     neighborhood     and     your culture   to   be   more   recognized? Need help in a particular area of the city?   BE COUNTED.

5. IT’S  FOR  EVERYONE.  Every  person counts: babies, youth, middle-aged, elderly, homeless, disabled, and ALL nationalities. BE COUNTED.

6. IT'S SAFE. By law, the Census Bureau can only use the data to report total  numbers,  not  individual  information.   No other federal agency, including ICE, can get your answers. BE COUNTED.

7. IT'S EASY. Each  house  will  be  mailed  a  code  to  be used online to complete the form. It  takes only 10 minutes to complete. #TeamUnity is here to help you. BE COUNTED.

We have work to do! Help US, Help YOU!

Census 2020 begins April 1st and there are obstacles to overcome that make it hard to count everyone - language barriers, apathy, homelessness, and fears regarding immigration.

Help us reach everyone!

To view a copy of these Talking Points in a PDF, click English version or Spanish version. 


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