Census Deadline from Ray Cabrera, District IV Director

Participating in the census is required by law. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

For the first time, you can choose to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Respond today. Responding helps shape resources for children and your community over the next decade. Support Your Community. Shape Your Future. Vital for Your Community. Download A Sample Form. Guides for 59 Languages. Everyone Is Counted. Your Response Matters.

All offices are scheduled to complete their work by September 30, 2020. If you have not done so, take ten (10) minutes and log on to their website and fill out the form. Their website is noted here for your ease of filling:  https://2020census.gov/en.html

“Excerpts taken from the 2020 Census website”

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