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Now more than ever, it’s important that EVERYONE take 15 minutes and participate in the 2020 Census.  Please click on this link to learn more. (Also the links below are still active, current and helpful.)

Pleae do YOUR part and take Census 2020!

https://2020census.gov/?utm_campaign=20200731cbc20v1phs1etsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


DON’T FORGET TO COUNT THE CHILDREN IN THE 20202 CENSUS

Why is it import to count children in the 2020 Census? Because census results help determine where federal funds are distributed for programs that are important for children. An accurate count can shape a child’s future for the next decade and beyond. It’s important to count young children now so that they have the resources they need as they grow up

Census results affect your community every day: school lunches, plans for highways, support for firefighters and families in need all depend on YOUR participation and the results of the census. Programs that are government funded and that affect children in particular include Head Start, PA Pre-K Counts, nutrition assistance, special education, foster care, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and housing assistance to help a child’s family. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

Counting young children in the 2020 Census will be extremely important because population statistics are used by local, state, and federal lawmakers to determine how to spend billions of federal and state dollars annually over the next 10 years. Knowing how many children live in a community helps municipalities make important decisions, such whether to build new libraries, schools or hospitals; and whether Head Start or PA Pre-K Counts Programs for pre-K children, like Child Development, Inc., should be expand.

 

Why does the government do a cencus?  Conducting a Census every decade is in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and four our communities, because the results will affect community funding, congressional representation, and many more things!

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways:
1. online,
2. by phone,
3. or by mail.

April 1 is Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census. When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1. Census Day will be celebrated with events across the country.

Does the the Census Bureau protect my information?  The simple answer is, YES.  The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential.They arealso bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. In fact, every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life.

Under Title 13, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. The law ensures that your private data is protected and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.

The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous: The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home.

When you receive your cencus, please take the time to complete it as accurately as possible as of information you have as of April 1, 2020.

For more information,  click on this link “Counting Young Children in the 2020 Cencus”.  Also,below are some additional links you may find helpful about the 2020 Census:

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-kits/2019/2020-count-children.html

https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2019/11/big-push-to-count-every-newborn-young-child-2020-census.html

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