Your parish or community group can help spread the word in your neighborhoods about the need to participate in the Census. Join us for a Facebook Live presentation to learn more about the Census and how you can help.
“Faithful Citizenship: Be Counted”
A Facebook Live Presentation
Tuesday, March 24, 12-1:00 p.m.
Sr. Maureen O’Connell, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Ana Arredondo, Census Bureau
The 2020 U.S. Census launches on April 1, opening a once-every-decade season in which every individual living in America is counted.
It’s safe and smart to take part in the 2020 U.S. Census. In fact, for people of faith, it’s a right and duty to participate. Results from the Census are crucial, directly related to our political representation and how tax dollars are allocated to communities for schools, healthcare, housing and other matters that affect our quality of life.
It’s smart to take part because an incomplete count could cost up to $10,000 in federal money over 10 years for every person who is not counted.
It’s safe to be counted because, after collecting data from each household, the Census Bureau does not reveal the it to anyone, including includes federal agencies, immigration authorities, law enforcement and courts of law.