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Countdown Until Census Day 2020

Why the Census matters:

Roads

The census will help determine need for construction and roads..

Representation

The number of elected officials in a region is determined by population size counted through the census.

Money

Public Funding is allocated based on the size of the population.

Services

The number of ambulances, fire fighters, and other public services are determined based on the census count.

Business

Businesses make decision on where to locate based on census data.

Communities of Color Undercount:

Minority Undercount

1,500,000

Census 2010 did not count 2.1% of Black Americans and 1.5% of Latinos, amounting to 1.5 million people.

Lost Revenue

$3,000,000,000

With an expected loss of $2,000 per person, another undercount of 1.5 million will result in a loss of revenue of $3 billion for those communities.

Uncounted Children

400,000

LA County saw an undercount of 400,000 Latino children in 2010. Undercounts means loss funding for public services.

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Lost Congresional Districts

Los Angeles County might lose up to 4 congressional districts in the upcoming Census count. Each district at risk is represented by a Latina or Asian-American Woman.

Questions and Concerns

No! The supreme court struck down the citizenship question from the census.

Yes! Your census information is confidential and by law, cannot be shared with any other government agency, law enforcement, or landlord. Violating the confidentiality of a respondent is a federal crime with serious penalties.

Yes! The Census online and by phone will be available in 12 non-English languages. The paper census will only be available in English and Spanish.

Print and video language guides will be available in 59 Non-English languages, including American Sign Language, Braille, and large print.

Everyone who resides in the United States is counted. That includes infants born on or before April 1st, 2020, undocumented (regardless of status), homeless, students, etc.

The number of people living or staying in a home on April 1st, relationships of each person in the home, and demographic information of each person such as race, ethnicity, gender.

No! The Census won’t ask for your social security number, money, donations, bank account, or your credit card account information.

To Fill Out the 2020 Census Online Visit https://my2020census.gov/

To fill out the 2020 Census Online click here https://my2020census.gov/