Census data has a large impact on our lives… It determines federal dollars the states receive that are spent on roads, schools, Medicaid, Medicare and other safety net programs. It also determines the number of U.S. House of Representatives each state has. It is important that everyone living in the state gets counted.
Don’t know what you don’t know about the Census? Here is a short youtube video by NBC’s Lawrence Jackon
Your local league has become a partner of the Fort Wayne Complete Count Committee, which was created to help Fort Wayne with the 2020 Census.
A quick summary of census activities to expect through the year;
- Starting in January remote areas (Alaska) were counted
- March 12-20 Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail. DO NOT THROW THIS AWAY. If you already received something you believe was the census information it was BOGUS. Once you receive this mailing you can respond to the census.
- March 30th and April 1st the homeless will be counted.
- April 1st is Census Day, everyone should have received an invitation to take part of the census. If you haven’t received your census information CONTACT THE CENSUS BUREAU.
- In April people living in large group settings (college dorms, senior living housing) will be visited by census workers.
- May through June census workers will visit homes that haven’t responded. Please take the time to follow this link so you know how to verify the census worker visiting or calling is valid.
- December will have the Census Bureau delivering the counts to the President.
- March 31, 2021 the Census Bureau will have delivered the redistricting counts to the state
This is the first census that you will be able to complete using the internet. Here is a video from the Census Bureau that shows you how.
What can you do to help? Share this information with others, if you are available for a temporary flex time job, apply to be a Census Worker (apply here), visit the Complete Count committee’s Facebook page and last, but not least, stay informed.