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10 Minutes of Your Time Can Benefit the Next 10 Years

10 Minutes of Your Time Can Benefit the Next 10 Years

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Complete the 2020 Census Today

Every ten years, the United States collects population data about the people living in this country —meaning we only get the chance to be counted once every decade. This is why the U.S. Census is a critical event, and it only takes about ten minutes to complete. In other words, ten minutes of your time today can bring you and your community ten years’ worth of benefits in the future.

However, we are running out of time. We only have until September 30 to complete the Census, be counted, and impact the next ten years.

Ten minutes of your time

The Census is fairly quick to complete. There are only nine questions about you, your household, gender, race, Hispanic origin, etc. — things you already know the answers to, making it quick and easy. There is NOT a citizenship question.

Ten years of benefits

The Census provides the government with the population data it needs to accurately distribute funds across the country for the next ten years. When you are counted, you help bring funds to Illinois, your city, and your community. If everybody is counted, we will have more funding to benefit and improve our vital resources, such as our schools, healthcare systems, highways, public transportation, and more. Additionally, Census data impacts our representation in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next ten years, meaning we could have more lawmakers fighting for our rights and needs and advocating for policies that benefit us and our communities.

Running out of time

Here’s the important thing: As we said before, we only have until September 30 to complete the Census. If we don’t complete the Census before the end of the month, we will have to wait another ten years to be counted. To ensure you are counted, complete the 2020 Census today at my2020census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish).