2020 Census Efforts Are Ending Early. Make Sure You're Counted.

September 9, 2020 2:04 PM

The US Census Bureau will stop the 2020 Census efforts to reach unresponsive households four weeks early, on September 30, 2020. The decision, which many see as politically motivated, means that millions of Americans will undoubtedly not be counted.

By stopping Census efforts prematurely, historically undercounted groups: immigrants, Black and Brown Americans, and low-income households are at risk of being drastically undercounted.

Census data is used to determine political representation, redraw local and congressional voting districts, and allocate funding for public services, like hospitals, COVID-19 relief, schools, and roads for the next decade. In New York City only 57% of households have completed the Census and as a result, the City estimates that it could lose billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief and multiple seats in Congress.

We urge our membership to complete the 2020 Census now. Make sure your community is counted and gets its fair share of funding and representation. There are no questions about your immigration status.

To complete the Census online, visit https://my2020census.gov/

To complete the Census by phone, call: 844-330-2020 (for English speakers) and 844-468-2020 (for Spanish speakers). You can call 7 days a week between the hours of 7 am and 2 am.

The Census Bureau also has representatives available by phone who speak the following languages from Monday-Friday, from 8am to 10 pm: