Census 2020 – Make Sure You’re Counted!

The 2020 Census will end on September 30, 2020, which means time is running out to make sure everyone is counted. Please to go to my2020census.gov and complete the census today or call to complete it at 844.330.2020 (English) or 844.468.2020 (Spanish). It's important for Golden Bulls to be counted no matter where you are!

Five reasons why it's important to make sure every person is counted:

  1. Apportionment – State population counts from the census are used to reapportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. No state has a permanent claim to their current number of assigned House seats. State population counts determine how the 435 seats are split across the 50 states based on each state’s share of the national total. 
  2. Redistricting – State and local officials use census results to help redraw congressional, state and local district boundaries to contain roughly equal numbers of people to ensure each person’s voting power is closely equivalent (meeting the one-person, one-vote rule).
  3. Money to States and Localities – Census totals help determine the amount of funding that state governments and local communities receive from the federal government for the next decade. 
  4. Planning – Data from the census inform a wide range of government, business, and nonprofit decision making. Governments and nonprofit organizations rely on census data to determine the need for new roads, hospitals, schools, and other public sector investments. Census data are also vital to businesses as a key source of information about the U.S. population’s changing needs.
  5. Emergency Response – Detailed population information is critical for emergency response in the wake of disasters. First responders and disaster recovery personnel use census data to help identify where and how much help is needed. Similarly, demographic details from the census assist epidemiologists and public health personnel in everything from tracking disease outbreaks, to combating the opioid epidemic, to improving child health. 

Census Bureau enumerators began door-to-door operations for those who have not completed the Census on August 11 and will continue through September 30. To avoid enumerators from coming to your door while we are currently experiencing the circumstances of a pandemic, please go to my2020census.gov and complete the census today or call to complete it at 844.330.2020 (English) or 844.468.2020 (Spanish).

If you still have not completed the census, do it today! Also, please spread the word about why it’s important for every person to be counted.

Make it Count! graphic from the UC Census