Fill Out Your 2020 Census Form
The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to count everyone living in the country every 10 years. The tally must include people of all races and ethnic groups, all citizens and non-citizens, all adults and children, regardless of age.
As a result, the Census provides important information that can determine our representation in the U.S. Congress. Responding to the Census is really important because it establishes funding levels for education, transportation, and healthcare. Census data is used to determine where schools, roads, hospitals, childcare centers, senior centers, and other services should be built. It also is the basis for how the federal government determines how over $675 billion dollars of funding is distributed to states and local governments.
Starting this month, every household will receive a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau with instructions on how to respond. This year, for the first time, you will be able to respond online, by phone, and via mail. Every person, including children, residing in the household needs to be included on the form in order to be counted. And importantly, all of the information provided cannot be shared with law enforcement or other government agencies because that is against the law. The Census takes extraordinary precautions to protect your data privacy. CAR encourages you to share this information with your networks and the Census asks for your responses by April 30,2020. For more information, visit census.gov.