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2020 Census

March 11, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

      April 1, 2020, National Census Day, is just a few weeks away. Every ten years, the federal government is required to count every person living in the United States. That count lays the foundation for our democratic representation, the distribution of public funds in communities around the nation, and an understanding of the makeup of our people. As people of faith, we believe that every person has inherent dignity and worth, ordained by God. When we respond to the Census and encourage those in our community to do so, we declare that we are part of “we the people”. A complete count is each person claiming their value in the foundation of our democracy.

Below are some points to keep in mind regarding the census:

  • Our community benefits from everyone being counted, and we have one chance in a decade to get it right.   
  • Your census information is confidential, and we have a legal and moral responsibility to take part. 
  • When you fill out the Census, your personally identifiable information will not be shared with any other government agency.  
  • The 2020 Census will not have a citizenship question, and even if you can’t vote you can be counted.
  • Completing the Census is easy, and there is support available for you and your community.
  • You can choose how you want to respond – online, by paper, or over the phone. Telephone assistance and an online questionnaire will be available in 12 languages.

I invite you to share this information and offer to assist anyone needing help with filling out the form. We want everyone to say, "Yes, count me in the 2020 Census!"

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