APRIL 1 is Census Day! The day that determines who is counted and where they are counted. This provides a snapshot of our nation.
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and is key to shaping the future of communities. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs legislative district boundaries. They also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers to communities for public services and infrastructure like hospitals, emergency services, schools and bridges each year over the next 10 years. An under count could hurt YOUR community!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, or “coronavirus,” we want to ensure a complete and accurate 2020 U.S. Census in Arkansas that is SAFE and effective. How? Take a few minutes to participate in the census — then tell 20 family members, friends, and fellow residents to do it too.
Let’s get the word out: this is a great time to elevate the ways to complete the census survey without interacting with people during the self-response phase. The 2020 U.S. Census Bureau survey is now available, and there are three easy ways to complete the survey from the comfort of your home:
● Online at www.2020census.gov
● By phone at 844-330-2020 (English) — a list of phone numbers in different languages is available at http://ow.ly/ya5p50yXJta
● By returning the paper questionnaire, which will be mailed soon