If you haven’t already, now’s the time to fill out the 2020 census! Census takers will soon start going door-to-door across the country to interview homes that haven’t responded yet.
Things to know:
Completing the census helps your household and community get its fair share of funding for important government services such as food assistance, maternal healthcare, LGBTQA+ youth programs, and affordable housing. The community makeup information from the census helps enforce anti-discrimination laws like the Voting Rights Act. It also ensures fair representation in government. Oregon stands to gain a Congressional seat as a result of this census.
It’s confidential. It’s your right to participate and when you do, federal law keeps your responses confidential for 72 years.
Be sure to count everyone living at your address on April 1, 2020. The constitution says the census counts everyone living in the United States — that includes young children, undocumented immigrants and their families.
- Fill out the census online now or call 844-330-2020
- Learn about what the census means for AAPI communities in Oregon from We Count Oregon
- Census resources from Asian Americans Advancing Justice including translated guidance