The 2020 Census is underway, and it’s critical that Colorado has a complete and accurate count of every person living here–regardless of their immigration status. Census data determines several crucial decisions, such as representation in Congress and federal funding for programs like Medicaid and SNAP.
One of the most important ways to protect immigrant communities is to ensure every person in the community is counted.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the US Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations. The deadline for responding to the Census has been extended to August 14, 2020.
To respond to the Census today, visit myCensus2020.gov.
There are many ways to support Census efforts in immigrant communities and other communities that the Census doesn’t reach well:
- Educate yourself on the Census so you can answer questions and spread factual information
- Download and share resources with immigrants and those who work with immigrants
- Use your social media channels to share facts about the Census and why its important that every Coloradan is counted