Census 2020

EVERYONE COUNTS IN MARCY-HOLMES!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS — CENSUS DAY IS APRIL 1, 2020

    

Commit to be Counted and receive important updates


UPCOMING CENSUS 2020 EVENTS IN MARCY-HOLMES:

Learn what you don't know about WHY the Census matters to you and your community & HOW to do it right. And enjoy free food!  

 

Census 2020 Outreach Forum - RSVP

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30 pm

Marcy Open School Auditorium | 415 4th Avenue SE

 

Census 2020 Outreach Forum - RSVP

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 1 pm

Arvonne Fraser Library | 1222 4th Street SE

 

 

IMPORTANT CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE   

Census 101

Overview from the Census Bureau explaining the impacts of a count and why it's important: handout / video

en español: el fellatovídeo

Hmoob | Soomaali | Immigrant communities

Find more resources specific to our diversity of communities HERE.


Census 2020 Timeline

March 12-20, 2020: Invitations to complete the Census will be sent out — 80% of households will receive this invitation to complete the Census online and 20% will receive a physical census form

March 26-April 27, 2020: For those who have not responded, your household will receive a series of online, mail, or phone reminders to complete the Census

April 28 - Labor Day 2020: For those who have still not responded, your household will receive up to 6 follow-up contacts by census takers by phone and in person

Click HERE for more details on WHEN, WHY, & HOW to count EVERYONE once, only once, and in the right place.


Answers to Common Census Questions and Concerns

Why does it MATTER if I am counted?

A complete, fair and accurate Census count drives critical funding, services, and programming at the federal, state and local level. It also impacts how we are represented — an undercount could put Minnesotans at risk for losing our U.S. 8th Congressional District Seat.

LINK: What about PRIVACY? Who can see my Census data, and how can it be used?

What about CITIZENSHIP?

There is no citizenship question on the census. Learn more.


FOR STUDENTS

Live in Marcy-Holmes or other off-campus housing? 

Fill out the Census form for where you are living and sleeping most of the time on April 1, 2020 - not at your parents house, or where you might be living after April 1, 2020. ONE Census form shall be completed for all individuals living together in the household. For purposes of the Census, a "household" includes ALL individuals who live together in a residence, whether you are related or unrelated.

International student? Yes, you count in Census 2020! 

The Census is a count of people - not citizens. College students who are foreign citizens living in the United States are counted in the Census. Fill out the Census form for where you are living and sleeping most of the time in off-campus housing. 

Live in a dorm?  

You are covered. You will be counted by university student housing. 


MORE QUESTIONS?

INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED AS A VOLUNTEER TO HELP US ACHIEVE A COMPLETE COUNT IN MARCY-HOLMES?

We would love to hear from you — contact Jessica Focht-Perlberg, MHNA Community Organizer at jessica@marcy-holmes.org or 612.623.7633. Or get all your Census 2020 questions answered at mn.gov/2020census.