It’s been reported that North Carolina is lagging far behind other states in responding to census inquiries. This means that we are likely to have our true population undercounted. A massive undercount could cost North Carolina billions of dollars in federal funding for public schools, childcare, health care, affordable housing, food assistance, and many other programs over the next decade. It also could cost North Carolina a 14th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and important representation for our State.
If you haven’t already–either by mail or online, you can still respond to the Census online at https://my2020census.gov/, over the phone by calling 844-330-2020, or through the paper questionnaire you may have received in the mail…but hurry, the deadline is September 30th!
Oh, and ask your friends and relatives if they have completed the 2020 Census. Remember we need to account for everyone!