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Census = Funding: Help Highline Kids Get Counted

Census = Funding: Help Highline Kids Get Counted
Three students getting backpacks at a Back-to-School fair.

Census 2020: Funding for Our Schools

It's Up to You--Do This From Home

COVID-19 is limiting the ability of census helpers to connect face-to-face. We invite every family and community member in Highline to reach out by phone, email and social media to get the word out that the 2020 Census is safe, anonymous and more important now than ever.

Did you know? If you don't respond to the U.S. Census, our community will be undercounted and miss out on funding for vital services for families and students and political representation for the next 10 years.

Please respond to the U.S. Census questions online, by phone or by mail today. 

You play a critical role in raising awareness through personal outreach and social media. You can help our region and schools. Let’s count every child in Highline.

4 Actions That Count

  1. First, fill out your own census response online, by phone or by mail. 

  2. Then call or email your relatives and friends to respond to the census online, by phone or by mail. 

  3. Share #2020Census messages on your own social media or create your own message.

  4. Remind others that the census is safe and anonymous--and that it means funding for schools and other social services. Encourage them to respond to the census online, by phone or by mail. 

Sample Messages

Here are some sample messages if you choose to help:

  • Care about funding for your local schools? Make sure you count all babies and young children at your address when you respond to the census. Now more than ever, the safest way to complete your census is online, by phone, or by mail. It is confidential and anonymous. Complete your census at my2020Census.gov!

  • The #2020Census is an opportunity to bring vital resources into our community for the next 10 years. Things like Medicaid, support for hospitals, and school and emergency funding. Your response today will help us be more prepared in the future. my2020Census.gov

  • It is urgent issues like COVID-19 that reinforce how important it is to complete the census—so our community gets the vital resources it needs for our moments of greatest need. Complete your #2020Census today. my2020Census.gov

  • Our community is resilient and our nation is watching how we show our strength. We also show our strength when we all complete the census, every one of us—regardless of our immigration status, age, race or ethnicity, housing status. All of us count! my2020Census.gov

  • With many of us staying indoors, why not take 10 minutes to complete your #2020Census now? When we all count, we’ll bring the resources we need into our community for the next decade! Make it count! my2020Census.gov

Census Facts

What is the census? Why is it important? The U.S. Constitution mandates that every 10 years, the U.S. government counts every person residing in the United States through the census. The data collected is used to inform political representation, the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds, and helps business and philanthropy make more informed decisions about investments in local communities—like ours!

Will my information be kept confidential? Yes. By law, census data can only be used for statistical purposes. Your responses will be combined with other households to produce statistics, which never identify your household or any person in your household. Your information is confidential and protected by law.

Time Extended: The self-response period has been extended from July 31 to August 14.

Counting Homeless People: The homeless count has been postponed to April 29-May 1 (originally scheduled for March 30-April 1). 

No door-to-door: No Census Bureau employees are currently going door-to-door for any reason.

Will Census Bureau field staff still visit households that haven’t completed the survey for their household by the end of April?
Yes. As of now, the Census Bureau has not changed its plan to conduct follow-up with households that have not responded to the 2020 Census by the end of April. However, the Census Bureau may change the start date for or its plans to conduct this operation as a result of changing circumstances.

The best way to avoid being visited by a Census Bureau field staff member is to complete the form online, over the phone with a Census Bureau representative, or by returning the paper form.

Thanks for helping us make sure we count every child in the 2020 Census.

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