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, adjusted due to COVID-19.
- March 12-October 31 People are encouraged to respond to the Census questions on-line, by phone or mailing their census form.
- August 11-October 21; Census takers will follow-up with non-response households. Please take the time to follow this link so you know how to verify the census worker visiting or calling is valid.
- May 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021 Redistricting data will be processed.
- April 30, 2021 the Census Bureau will deliver the apportionment counts to the President.
For a complete update of the census changes please go to the this link.
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.