In addition to sharing your talents and voting, it is essential for all residents to participate in the U.S. Census. The purpose of the Census is to count every person, regardless of legal status, living in the United States and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.
Everyone living in the United States and its five territories is required by law to be counted in the U.S. Census!
Why is the census so important? The results are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services. The money will be spent somewhere and it’s important that your community gets its fair share!
The Census also determines how many seats each state gets in Congress. State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts. To put it simply, higher levels of participation lead to higher levels of representation!
For more information on the U.S. Census, visit: https://2020census.gov/en.html