May 2020 Census Update
Help make sure the 2020 census is a fair count! You can help change history and shape the future!
Three things you can do right now:
- Respond to the Census
- Learn more about the Census
- Educate your family and friends about the importance of the Census
#1 – Respond to the Census
Have you responsed to the Census? It has never been easier to do. You can safely respond to the census from your own home:
- By mail (by returning the Census questionnaire)
- Online at my2020census.gov
- Or by phone at 844-330-2020
Despite the Coronavirus stay-at-home requirements, the 2020 Census started April 1. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing about half of all households in America. and more households across America are responding every day.
Remember, only one person responds for an entire household. Has yours been one of them?
#2 – Learn more about the Census and its importance
#3 – Educate your family and friends about the importance of the Census
The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation — who we are, where we live, and so much more. If everybody’s not in the picture, all the plans that are made over the next decade, not just by federal, state and local governments but by businesses, medical facilities, home builders, and more, will be out of focus. Think about friends and members of your family whose needs might not be met in 2029 because they weren’t in the snapshot in 2020.
As of early May, California ranked as the 22nd state in the nation in its rate of response to the Census. Barely over half of the state’s households have responded.
Have you asked any of your friends or family if they’ve responded to the Census? They might just thank you for the reminder.
Or they might just ask you why bother. If you’ve done Step #2 you might be able to answer that question. Show them the videos from Step #2. Or just point them to our information page at https://my.lwv.org/california/cupertino-sunnyvale/census-2020-information!
Thanks for helping!