Have You Filled Out The Census Yet?
The 2020 census matters. The census helps determine where health care funding goes, and how much funding communities get. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that every person is counted.
The census is conducted every 10 years, and simply put, it is a headcount of every living person in the United States. It affects legislative representation both locally and nationally and helps determine things like where to build hospitals and community health centers, how many books and computers our kids’ schools can afford, and if there are bus routes where we need them.
Filling out the census is easy and only takes about 10 minutes.
You can complete the census in a few different ways:
1 – Online at my2020census.gov
2 – By phone in English: 844-330-2020
3 – By phone in Spanish: 844-468-2020
4 – By filling out the paper form you got in the mail.
WHY IT MATTERS:
Every 10 years, the census misses millions of us. When our communities aren’t accurately counted, we lose political representation in Congress or the state legislature, which could mean missing out on access to all kinds of resources — without a chance to fix the problem for another 10 years.
Even if you can’t vote, the census is a way to participate in our democracy and ensure you have a voice. That’s because everyone is counted in the census, regardless of citizenship status or age.
Here at Planned Parenthood, we believe that everyone deserves to be counted. A fair and accurate 2020 census is essential to the appropriate allocation of government funding for programs and services that support reproductive health. That’s why we are working to help ensure that the communities we serve and those that face the most barriers to accessing health care are represented.
If you haven’t already, fill out the census today!