The deadline for the US 2020 Census is today. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court halted the census count. The current administration said the shortened deadline was necessary to give the Commerce Department time to count the results by the December deadline. The 2020 Census is mandated by the Constitution and is used to count every living person in the United States. The results of the Census determines federal funding for schools, hospitals, roads and other services. In addition, it also determines the number of seats states have in the US House of Representatives and how congressional and state legislative districts are drawn.
The results of the 2020 Census will affect our communities for the next decade. Lawmakers, Business Owners and others use census date to show where new schools are needed, new clinics and medical facilities, improved and new roads and services for children and the elderly. Federal Funding for programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, Head Start are also impacted by 2020 Census results.
Experts have warned that a lack of response could have long lasting effects on communities of color. To complete your census go to 2020census.gov until 11:59pm. You can also call 844-330-2020 or make sure your questionnaire is mailed and postmarked by October 15.