Nearly one-third of households in our congressional district (OR-04) have not completed their U.S. Census 2020 form. This is a good start, but we need to count everyone. The 2020 census will determine how federal funding and resources will be distributed across our communities for the next decade. Medicare Part D, federal funding for schools, and federal highway construction funds are just a few of the federal programs which use the Census to distribute funding to communities. This is an opportunity for you to get fair and accurate representation and to ensure your tax dollars are spent locally. The deadline to fill out your census form is October 31, 2020.
You can complete the 2020 Census:
- Online: 2020census.gov
- By Phone: Call 844-330-2020
- By Mail: To respond to the census by mail, you can mail back the paper questionnaire that was sent to your home earlier this year. For additional questions about completing the census by mail, visit https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-mail.html
When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics.
The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private information is never published and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.
For more information about the census, visit 2020census.gov
It’s not too late to fill out the census! Make sure you and your loved ones are counted, and help our communities get the funding and resources we need.