Park Mesa Heights, you should have received your Census 2020 request in the mail by now.
The Coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of why it’s important to fill out. The Census is how federal and local governments determine which communities need specific resources and in what amounts like testing, masks, medical facilities and, hopefully, eventually medicine to treat or prevent the virus. Less than 19% of Angelenos have filled out the Census thus far and we can do better!
Why is being counted important?
The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.
The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more.
Don’t hesitate! Make sure our community gets what it needs by being counted. Fill yours out today!
Learn about the 2020 Census – how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE: https://2020census.gov/