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Faith leaders spread the word that 2020 Census is important

Posted Feb. 14, 2020

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From March 27-29, faith leaders and organizations are encouraged to use the power of their pulpits to tell their congregations how important the census is.

Reaching Americans where they live, work and pray is a key strategy of the U.S. Census Bureau as it begins the once-a-decade count of everyone who lives in the United States.

On Feb. 18 in Washington, D.C., leaders representing a range of faiths will come together for a moderated panel discussion and news conference at the Washington National Cathedral.

These leaders will highlight the importance of ensuring the 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States, no matter their faith or religion.

While the 2020 Census will not ask about religious affiliation, outreach to faith communities and faith leaders plays a vital role in counting everyone, including traditionally hard-to-count groups such as immigrants, multicultural and minority populations, and young children.

From March 27-29, faith leaders and organizations are encouraged to use the power of their pulpits to tell their congregations how important the census is as part of the Faith Community Census Weekend of Action. The panel discussion in Washington occurs less than a month before people will begin receiving invitations to respond to the 2020 Census. In mid-March, most households will be invited to respond online, by phone or by mail.

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a count of every person living in the United States. The 2020 Census helps determine how many representatives each state has in Congress. It informs how billions of dollars in federal funding will be allocated to states and communities for housing, schools, food assistance, health care and other vital social services for the next 10 years.

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