Unit 4 Families Count. Help Make Sure We Are Counted.

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Mon, 08/31/2020 - 10:02am

When you complete the Census, you help shape the future for yourself, your family, and your community for the next 10 years. Counting everyone makes sure our community and state gets its share of billions of dollars for education, health care, housing, transportation, and other vital services that serve people in our community whether one day or 100 years old!

There is NO citizenship question on the Census. The Census counts everyone living in the United States. To make sure that ALL Unit 4 families are counted, complete the Census by September 30, 2020—it takes only about 10 minutes!


WHY THE CENSUS MATTERS
The Census determines how federal funds are spent on schools, health clinics, child nutrition programs, hospitals, fire departments, roads and highways, community development projects, and more. Your response matters, because a complete and correct population count makes sure that our community gets its fair share of support for all public services.

Each person counted by the census helps secure approximately $1,400 per year. If every Unit 4 student is counted, that sends $14 million to our community each year and more than $140 million over the decade!

Census results also determine representation in Congress and completing the Census helps make sure our community has a voice and power in national decision making.


HOW TO BE COUNTED
Go to my2020census.gov or complete by phone, 844.330.2020 (English), 844.468.2020 (Spanish) or 844.494.2020 (French). Internet and phone responses are available in 13 languages including English and 12 non-English languages. The deadline to complete the Census is September 30, 2020.

The Census asks nine simple questions about your household including the age, date of birth, sex, and race of each person living there. There is NOT a question about US citizenship. To get started you will need your address or the 12-digitcensus ID included on your census letter/postcard.


SAFETY
Strict laws preserve the privacy of Census data. The Census Bureau employees are sworn to protect your answers and personal information for life. Your information will NOT be shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or any other agency. You do NOT need a social security number or any financial information to complete the Census. There is no citizenship  question on the census.