If you haven’t already, you should soon be receiving an invitation to participate in the US Census. Did you know that the Census determines:
- How more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities. These funds are spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.
- The number of seats each state gets in Congress.
- How state and local officials draw boundaries for congressional districts, state legislative districts and school districts.
This is a once in a decade chance for North Carolina and your local community to receive their fair share. We are encouraging everyone to respond online or via the phone as soon as you receive your invitation.
As far as the effect of the corona-virus on this important process, note that it has never been easier to respond from your own home, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker. AND the information is confidential! For more information visit https://2020census.gov/