Every 10 years, the US government counts everyone in the country. We will have a census in 2020. The census asks one person in every household to answer a few questions. You can answer the questions online, by phone, or by mail. The census is very important for you to complete. Census results are used by federal, state and local government to make funding decisions for services and programs important to people with disabilities. In addition, the government will use 2020 Census results to determine how many Congressional Representatives each state should have.
The Disability Vote Coalition has a new fact sheet to get you started:
- Census Guide for People with Disabilities (accessible pdf)
- Census Guide for People with Disabilities (large print accessible pdf)
For more information:
- US Census Bureau – Census 2020: 2020census.gov/
- Census 2020 Fact Sheets and Videos from The Arc: thearc.org/census/
- How the 2020 census will invite everyone to respond: www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/factsheets/2019/dec/how-census-invites-everyone.pdf
- An Accessible 2020 Census: FAQs by the Disability Community About Census Operations www.ndrn.org/resource/an-accessible-2020-census-faqs-by-the-disability-community-about-census-operations/
- Why the Census Matters for People with Disabilities: A Guide to the 2020 Census Operations & Challenges. www.ndrn.org/resource/why-the-census-matters-for-people-with-disabilities-a-guide-to-the-2020-census-operations-challenges/
- The Census Bureau has now released their ASL video guide for the 2020 Census.