If They Count You

2020 U.S. Census, Martin Haro
You may still get your household counted in this year’s census, online, by mail, or by phone. The time is right now. Do it!

They cannot deny you.

Oh, they will try. But you will know, and you will have done your part. Go ahead and do you part, respond to the 2020 U.S. Census. We all got time now. It really is super-easy, and it won’t take forever. Ten minutes; maybe, 15.

And it’s all about you, so you know the questions are straightforward and simple to answer.

The United States Census Bureau went with a simple interface for the 2020 Census website, so nothing should feel or prove too complicated about participating online in this crucial population count mandated and protected by the Constitution – this is a part, IMHO, of our civic duty. You also may still respond via mail or by phone by calling 1-844-330-2020.

By participating in the census, you let the Census Bureau know where you lived as of April 1, 2020. Your information informs the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs for all of us, OK. This means housing. Education. Transportation. Employment (and unemployment, I should imagine). Health care, too. And public policy.

These data also are used to redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts and accurately determine the number of congressional seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. Knowing what we know about the gerrymandering Republicans, I must say it’s in your best interest to fill out the census this year, and keep👏🏽your👏🏽receipt.

Fill out the census, even if it is sort of still committed to the binary, where the question about what your sex might be is concerned. There is no query about gender, so that was kind of disappointing, that the census won’t actually reflect the totality of the people or, y’ know, the times. At least, there is marital inclusivity in the 2020 census, and I’m not sure if this is new, but the powers that be included more realistic options for non-nuclear, non-related families from which to choose.

Get it done. Now.


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