APRIL 1 IS CENSUS DAY! HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOURS?
WHY IS THE CENSUS SO IMPORTANT?
The goal of the Census is to count every person, regardless of all ages, races, geographic locations, and birth origin, who live in the United States. The African American community is consistently undercounted in the Census. This not only results in a loss of funding, but it also translates to a loss of voice and power. Being counted determines where billions of federal dollars go towards education, housing, transportation, as well as healthcare. Participating in the Census communicates that we deserve to be represented and advocated for. When communities of color are undercounted, it weakens our capacity to acquire legislative power and economic equity. When completing the Census, your personal information is kept confidential by law. You can respond online, by phone or mail. Completing the Census is Important, Safe, and Easy.
CENSUS DATA IMPACTS FUNDING FOR THINGS :
Head Start • School meal programs • Adult education grants • Historically Black colleges and universities • Public transportation and roads • Housing assistance • Emergency services • Medicare • Health clinics • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program • Preventive health services