The 2020 Census CompleteCount counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that people can respond to the census online.
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
FLACDC believes it is of critical importance to make sure EVERYONE in our communities is counted. That’s why we are encouraging our members to work with local partners to raise awareness about this important issue. Reach out to the nearest 2020 Census CompleteCount Committee and work with them to make sure EVERYONE gets counted in 2020! For more information, contact Channa Lloyd, Esq., US Census Bureau, Florida Partnership Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org , 407-969-7793.