Be counted this Census year March 26, 2020BlogJessica Hemingway It’s census time! Every 10 years, America takes part in the census.Why do we gather this data? The census provides the basis for reapportioning Congressional seats, redistricting and distributing billions of dollars in federal funding, which support state, parish and community programs.For those reasons, it is very important that everyone completes the census. Businesses, we encourage you to educate your employees about the census using this fact sheet. How do I respond? You will begin receiving invitations on how to respond to the census online between March 12-20.To respond online, go to 2020census.govTo respond via phone, call 1-800-923-8282Paper questionnaires will go out in early April if you did not fill out your data online or via phone in March. What can the Census really affect? Congressional seatsState fundingHealth clinics & fire departmentsRoadsSchools What about my privacy? Census is entirely anonymous & your information will never be shared.They will never ask your citizenship status! Everyone should be counted.The Census will never ask for:Your social security number.Money, donations, or anything on behalf of a political party.Your account numbers. Fill out your Census today and help shape your future!