Every ten years, the U.S. government issues a census survey to collect information about the American population. Here are the top 5 things you need to know:
- Everyone needs to take the census survey. All people are counted, regardless of whether you are a renter, a homeowner, experiencing homelessness, a citizen or non-citizen.
- Keep an eye out for mail from the U.S. Government or a census worker with your invitation. You have three options to respond: online, by mail, or by phone.
- An accurate census count helps to provide adequate funding for state and local governments, necessary for public programs like schools, and federal disaster relief programs.
- Census counts also provide legislative seats in the United States House of Representatives. The count also is sent to state legislatures that will use the numbers to redraw their districts in 2021.
- The census does not provide information to other government agencies like ICE or Border Security. All of the information that is collected is kept strictly confidential.
A fair and accurate count is necessary to ensure that resources are distributed equitably, especially for communities of color, low-wealth communities, and immigrant communities — all groups that are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution. Please make a plan to take the census!
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