April 1st is National Census Day – no foolin’!
The census is important. Being counted means your state is properly represented in the House of Representatives. Being counted also helps your state get its fair share of federal funds.
As we know getting a really accurate count this year is going to be a challenge but it will be done. It is required by law and was even done in 1920 despite the havoc wrought by the Spanish Flu.
And now we have technology on our side. Even if you haven’t gotten any mail from the census yet (there may have been a problem with your mailing address) or you lost it or tossed it away, you can still go on-line or call and provide your information. Personally I didn’t find the questions overly intrusive or too time consuming, though the more people you have residing in your home the longer it will take.
The census doesn’t share specific information with anyone. Not the IRS, not immigration, not even the President. Very, very few people will see your name linked with your data. Statistics are what the census bureau creates.
You can do the census at anytime, you don’t have to wait until the First of April. So please, go to https://2020census.gov/?cid=20002:%2Bcensus:sem.ga:p:dm:en:&utm_source=sem.ga&utm_medium=p&utm_campaign=dm:en&utm_content=20002&utm_term=%2Bcensus
Feel free to pass this blog post or website on. The more people that respond the better it is for your state. BE COUNTED.