(April 1, 2020) — Every 10 years, everyone living in the United States gets counted. It’s called the census, and it provides a snapshot of our nation — our population and where we live.
But most importantly, the census also helps determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year. These funds support vital community programs such as schools, hospitals, housing, and food assistance. An accurate Census 2020 count will help strengthen worker power and build a better Washington state.
TAKE ACTION! — April 1 is Census Day. By now, all U.S. households should have received a notice or form explaining what to do. Can’t find it? No matter. Here’s how to participate today:
► Fill out and return the census form you received in the mail, OR
► Participate by calling 1-844-330-2020 toll free (click here for other phone numbers with your preferred language), OR
► Get counted at my2020census.gov online. Your mailed notice included a Census ID number on it, but that number is not necessary to go ahead and fill it out online.
When you’re done, contact your family and friends and urge them to participate. You can also text “census” or “censo” to 332020 to take the census pledge with the Washington Census Alliance.
And as labor legend Dolores Huerta reminds us, there is no citizenship question in the 2020 Census and your answers are confidential.
PSA: The #Census is HERE! Check your mail boxes and P.O. Boxes for your invite. Counting our community is urgent and extremely important. Critical health services, childcare, housing and education programs depend on Census funding.
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— Dolores Huerta Foundation (@DoloresHuertaFD) March 29, 2020
Thank you for taking 5 minutes today to fill out the Census 2020 form: