The 2020 Census is beginning in March, and it is vital that the Census is able to obtain an accurate count of the population, especially those who have been historically under-represented in previous counts. The Census determines how federal funds are dispersed to states, counties and communities. Having an accurate census count of your community allows the federal government to properly appropriate funds to support local infrastructure and other vital programs in your community.
Please help spread the news and educate those in your CASA program, as well as the youth and families you serve, so that we can have a complete and accurate count!
Everyone living in the U.S. is counted in the Census, and one may complete the form online, by phone or by mail. Some may choose not to complete the Census form out of fear that their information, e.g. citizenship status, may be used against them – but the Census Bureau is bound by law to keep your information protected and confidential. See more information on this topic and other common questions regarding the Census on their website.
If you would like more information on the 2020 Census and why it is so important, visit census.gov.