The 2020Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and that includes Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley...
As a resident of Pasadena for more than 25 years, I am proud to serve as a Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau. My mission is to increase the 2020 Census Count of African Americans/Blacks and Hard to Count populations in my community. In 2010, an estimated 800,000 blacks did not respond to the Census, and Black children under the age of 5 were twice as likely to not get counted in the 2010 Census.
Therefore, billions ofdollars in federal funding for things like community services, health clinics, Head Start, State Children’s Health Insurance
• School meal programs, and more did not get to our communities. In addition, Blacks comprise of other hard to count populations like seniors, Veterans, renters, Adults (18-25), and people experiencing homelessness. Therefore, additional resources for senior and affordable housing assistance, Pell grants, Medicare, Health clinics, Emergency services, Adult education grants Historically Black colleges and universities
• Public transportation and roads and programs that support minority-owned businesses were missed. Responding to the 2020 Census takes an average of 10 minutes…it’s worth the time
Through Partnerships with Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley nonprofi t organizations, churches, small businesses, sororities, fraternities, and schools to educate our communities about the importance of the 2020 Census, our families and communities will benefi t from approximately $675billion dollars in public funding each year over the next 10 years. The results of this once-a-decade count also determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Census Day is April 1, 2020. The U.S. Census Bureau is Constitutionally responsible for Count Everyone Once, Only Once and in the Right Place during the Decennial Census. During the 2020Census, there are three ways that the Census Bureau will initially collect responses from people for the 2020 Census: online, by phone, and by mail. To ensure an accurate count, every residence should complete the census online, by phone, or by mail in March and April of 2020. By April 1, 2020, you will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your entire household. Starting in May 2020, the Census Bureau will begin following up in person with homes that have not responded to the census. Your response is safe, and your personal information is kept confi dential by law. The U.S. Census Bureau is also hiring thousands of temporary workers in Los Angeles County. These positions offer competitive wages, fl exible hours and a perfect fi t if you are looking to earn extra money.
If you would like to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau and me to help ensure we count everyone Once, Only Once and in the Right Place, please contact; Patricia Duff-Tucker, Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau @ (213) 361-0863 or by email; patricia.d.duff. firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about 2020Census and to complete a job application visit, www.2020census.gov.