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The United States Constitution requires that a census of America’s population be taken every ten years as mandated by Article I, Section 2. The goal of the 2020 Census is to ensure that every resident in the United States is counted. The U.S. Constitution mandates the apportionment of representatives among the states for the House of Representatives every 10 years.

This year, we need to complete our Census by the mandated date. THE NEW CENSUS EXTENDED DAY this year is October 31st, 2020. For more information, read congressman's Vicente Gonzalez's letter below to read on the new change due to COVID-19 affecting our community nation-wide.

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez Census Extended Day Letter

The data collected by the decennial census is used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. By law, the U.S. Census Bureau must deliver a report of population counts to the President of the United States on or before December 31, 2020.

In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond to your Census in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.  
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The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape your community's future. 
You can inspire others. Tell everyone—your friends and family, neighbors and co-workers—that you will complete the census, and that they should respond too! Census results have an impact on planning and funding for health clinics and highways, fire departments and disaster response, education programs such as Head Start and college tuition assistance, and so much more. 

Respond in the following ways: 

Respond Online Respond by Phone Respond by Mail


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