Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Filling Out the Census
Every fall, National Hispanic Heritage Month gives us the chance to honor the generations of Latinos who have led our communities, influenced our culture, and made our society stronger.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we won’t be able to come together for the parades, concerts, and food fairs where we typically enjoy this annual celebration, which runs from September 15 through October 15.
However, there is still one way we can pay tribute to our ancestors and the historic Latino figures in United States history: filling out the Census.
As Latinos in the U.S., let’s honor our ancestors by ensuring an accurate Census count in 2020. Here’s why: The Census determines how much federal funding we receive over the next 10 years. This means that money for schools, health care, public transportation, and other important social services are on the line. All these services are essential for our children and future generations to come.
We cannot allow scare tactics to intimidate communities from completing the Census, which is easy to fill out, secure, and confidential. And here’s the most important thing to remember: there is no Census question about immigration status.
We are running out of time. Fill out the Census and be counted today.
Visit my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish). #2020Census, #MakeILCount, #HazQueILCuente.