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April 1 is Census Day

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by Tai Moses

Many of us are working from home these days, and most of us have a little extra time on our hands; possibly enough time to hop online and fill out the 2020 Census form – which we can tell you from personal experience takes far less than 10 minutes. The current crisis makes completing the census even more important, not less. According to the United Way of Austin, “Covid-19 reminds us of the very importance of being counted: Knowing how many of us live in our cities allows us to more effectively and efficiently respond to crises like this one.” That’s because results from the census will be used “to determine where hospitals, roads, schools, child care centers, senior centers, and other public services should be built. A complete count will ensure our community has the funding needed to support all of us.” The results also determine our political representation at all levels of government. It has never been easier to fill out the census: you can do it online at my2020census.gov. Have any census-related questions or need to fill out the form in another language? Just call 211. Completing the census is something that will benefit everyone. Happy Census Day!

 

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