Have you heard about Census 2020?
Every ten years the Census Bureau counts everyone living in the country to collect basic information including age, sex, and race for every adult, child, and baby. Starting in March of 2020, everyone will be asked to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
Why is the Census important?
The Census gives us data about our community, informs the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding, and determines the number of decision-makers representing us. Alameda County gets billions of dollars from the federal government for essential services — healthcare, school programs, housing, transportation, social services and more — based solely on the census count. An undercount means fewer resources for everyone (for every person NOT counted, our community loses $10,000 over the next 10 years!)
Nearly 26% of Alameda County residents are considered “Hard-to-Count” and face barriers to Census completion. Unfortunately, many of our Hard-to-Count neighbors rely on programs funded by the Census data.
Open Heart Kitchen is committed to helping Alameda County take steps to ensure an accurate count. We are counting on YOU to be counted next Spring, and to help us spread the word about this important upcoming count.
What can you do to get involved with the Census?
Become a Census Ambassador! We invite you to join us in promoting the Census in your community – such as your house of worship, neighborhood, or organization. You, our most trusted messengers, will be equipped with training, materials, and messaging to support Census participation. Apply today at: http://bit.ly/CensusAmbassador
For more information about Census 2020, including how you can become a “Census Ambassador”, visit acgov.org/census2020