The U.S. Census is Here - Make Sure You’re Counted

by Mary Creasman

The U.S. Census is Here - Make Sure You’re Counted

We started teleworking here at CLCV this week, and we’re taking social distancing very seriously. While we’re working towards staying healthy and flattening the curve, we’re looking for ways we can still make a difference from the comfort of our homes.

That’s where you come in. The U.S. Census is here, and we need to remember the big picture.

In case you didn’t know, the U.S. Census counts the population so that the federal government can impact:

  1. How many representatives each state gets in Congress.

  2. How billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities.

  3. How our communities’ schools, health and infrastructure will be impacted.

Want to help out your local schools? Fix that road? Improve public school education? The data gathered by the Census is critical to how our communities are seen, heard, and funded.

You can fill out the census here. You also have the option to participate via phone: 1-844-330-2020 or mail.

Filling it out will only take a few minutes! We know it might be hard to see past the current situation, but in order to make ​sure California receives its fair share, we must have the right amount of funding and representation. You count, so make sure you're counted!

Don’t put off responding. Do it today.

Stay healthy and take care!

In solidarity,

Mary Creasman Chief Executive Officer

Posted on March 20, 2020 in Groundswell Blog.

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