We discuss much in relation to governmental matters, but the following is important and crosses any political issues.
It’s time for the 2020 Census. Every 10 years, the census counts how many people are in our community to decide how much federal funding and representation we should receive. The questions will decide how federal funds are distributed to communities across the nation over the next decade. It will also decide how representation will be distributed based on population. As such, a complete and accurate census count is critical. Census results show where communities need new schools, clinics, roads and other services benefiting families, older adults and children. They help decide federal funding for disaster recovery, mental health services, medical benefits programs, education programs and much more. When you’re counted in the census, you’re helping to build a better community.
Responses to the census are completely confidential. As required by law, they cannot be shared with anyone, even other branches of government. Completing the census is easy and can be completed online, by phone, or by mail.
Visit 2020census.gov to learn more.