Why is the Census important?
The Census is designed to count everybody – regardless of immigration status – living in the United States. The Census guides $71 billion in federal funds to California. That’s nearly $2,000 per person EVERY YEAR. The federal funding determined by the Census affects everything from our health care to our education system to our infrastructure. It’s critical ALL CALIFORNIANS GET COUNTED.
What do I need to know now?
The upcoming Census is less than three years away, and while that may seem like a long time from now – it’s important to stay informed and be ready. For the first time, the 2020 Census will survey the American population online, and not simply rely on the mail. The federal government has limited funding for testing this process and ensuring a complete and accurate count, so California leaders are working behind the scenes on plans to make sure everyone knows what’s coming and to make sure ALL CALIFORNIANS GET COUNTED.