Today, April 1, is U.S. Census Day. It is not a deadline—it is the date for determining who is counted and where they are counted in the 2020 Census. The numbers secured from the census are critical. They determine where future federal and state funding is directed and how electoral district boundaries are determined for the next 10 years.
My husband, Eric, and I took time this weekend to complete our census. We completed it online. We were asked to respond to only a few questions, so the whole process took us about 10 minutes . . . 10 minutes of our time to shape the next 10 years of our lives.
That is why I am inviting you to join me in taking the Gamaliel 2020 Census Challenge! It’s very simple. First, complete your census form. Second, commit to contacting 10 more folks to urge them to complete the 2020 census by clicking on this link. Finally, make those 10 calls—especially to folks in hard-to-count areas of your community if you have access.
I count—how about you?
Ana Garcia-Ashley, Executive Director