Alabama surge needed in 2020 Census participation
It’s the final week of the 2020 Census, and Alabama is counting on every household to submit its survey by Sept. 30. This quick, easy questionnaire collects information that determines Alabama’s federal representation in the U.S. Congress and funding levels for the next decade.
‼️ATTENTION‼️The #2020Census deadline is ONE week away. Folks, I cannot stress enough the importance of completing your census. Please visit https://t.co/KYeqWMDP2s or call 844-330-2020 to get counted! #ALCounts pic.twitter.com/p9aL3IJOnH
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) September 23, 2020
Help shape Alabama’s bottom line by completing the 2020 Census in one of three ways:
- Online at my2020census.gov.
- By phone at 1-844-330-2020.
- By traditional paper form you received in the mail.
Any information given in the 2020 Census is strictly protected by federal law.
A reduction in Alabama’s census could have adverse impacts to federally funded public service programs that affect every single resident.
Alabama ranks last for Census response.
Failure to get everyone counted will result in a loss of millions of federal dollars, meaning our state will be underfunded for a generation. We HAVE to move that needle.
— Randall Woodfin (@randallwoodfin) September 21, 2020
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, lawmakers, business owners and other entities will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, clinics, roads and more services for families, older adults and children. The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
For information on the 2020 Census, get the facts here.
View the 2020 Census questions and learn why they are asked.
Visit Privacy and Security to read about how the U.S. Census Bureau protects your household information.
(Courtesy of Alabama NewsCenter)