Everyone Counts! The 2020 Census

Census Day is April 1st, 2020, the day when the U.S. Census Bureau starts to count every person in the United States.  The U.S. Constitution requires a count of the nation’s population every 10 years to determine the number of congressional representatives for each state.  The government also uses census data to distribute an estimated $600 billion dollars in federal funding annually. 

To find out more about why it is so important for every California resident (not citizen) be counted, check out the City of Mountain View’s website on the Census.

Core to the League of Women Voter’s mission is to uphold our democracy and ensure that all voices are heard. We are partnering with Santa Clara County’s Census Complete Count Campaign to reach out to our community about the importance of the census. The County of Santa Clara has dedicated resources and expertise to develop a comprehensive, collaborative and ongoing effort to identify hard-to-count populations and identify the most effective ways to encourage participation in the census.  

Julie Cates, as the League of Women Voters Santa Clara County representative to the Census Complete Count Campaign, is working with League members to share their community partnerships and education expertise to reach hard to count populations. To learn how League members are supporting the Census locally, visit the LWV SCC 2020 Census Resources Website. Contact Julie Cates if you would like to be involved in securing a complete and accurate count.