Collectively, we are experiencing one of the most challenging moments in recent history, however, we must not forget the 2020 Census.
Today is #CensusDay and #EveryoneCounts. No matter where you live, city, suburbs, and rural communities must be counted.
The census affects funding for schools, roads and hospitals, firefighters, and resources for people who neighbors who need it most. It shapes local elections and the nationwide count of every person in the United States informs our federal funding to the tune of $800 billion.
If your organization works with one of the following communities, you have the power to connect to them and ensure they are counted in the 2020 Census:
- Households with young children under the age of five
- People who do own their homes
- Racial and ethnic minorities and Non-English speakers
- Undocumented immigrants
- Low-income people
- People with mental or physical disabilities
Everyone should have received a census notification in the mail. We encourage residents to take the time to complete their survey as accurately as possible for all people living in their household. Because everyone counts — the Greater Capital Region’s future depends on it.