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Census 2020


The Census Bureau shut down its data-collection as of Thursday, October 15, 2020.
    •  Read the Census Bureau Statement here.
    •  Read coverage by the New York Times and NPR for more information.
    •  Check the Brennan Center website for further information regarding the remaining court cases.

Take Action
The census continues with the final processing of the data and the determination of the apportionment across the states.

Congress must pass legislation to extend the timeline to process data, as the administration requested, a length of at least 120 days.

——> Contact Senators Bennet and Gardner and your Congressional Representative to tell them to protect the 2020 Census in the next version of the stimulus bill.

Shortening the timeline to collect data and rush operations during a national pandemic is an intentional plot to sabotage the census and skew Congressional representation, redistricting, and critical funding allotments for every state in the country.
 

What Is the Census?
 • The Census is a once-a-decade population and housing count of all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas.
 • Census Results are used to determine the apportionment of Congressional Districts and state Legislative Districts.
 • The federal government uses Census data to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds annually.


Census data is safe. Responses to the 2020 Census are protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code. Answers can only be used to produce statistics. Census Bureau Staff take a lifetime oath to protect the personal information of respondents.


The LWV is a valued partner of the U.S. Census Bureau