The 2020 Census Goes Live Online Today
Mi Familia Vota Is Fighting For Full Participation From Our Community
Mi Familia Vota is moving forward with our vision for 2020, we are empowering civic participation in our elections; we are educating and fighting for full participation in the Census. We are working to ensure that the Latino community is properly counted and adequately represented. We encourage our community to participate in the census, be represented in order to receive our share of federal funds that support critical programs for our community.
Fast Facts About Census
The Supreme Court has ruled against including the citizenship question in the 2020 census. There will be no question about citizenship on the Census in 2020.
The 2020 Census goes live online today, Thursday, March 12. Mi Familia Vota encourages everyone to go online, call in, or respond via mail to the Census.
We have included below some information for you as a resource from the U.S. Census Bureau. For more information visit 2020CENSUS.GOV/count.
Toll-Free Number – Census Questionnaire Assistance
The Census Questionnaire Assistance (CQA) phone numbers for assistance during the 2020 Census are now available to the public.
LANGUAGE LINE TOLL-FREE NUMBER
Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
English (Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020
Spanish (Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD): 844-467-202
Completing the Census: The Census has begun sending mailers via USPS. Please see the attached images as an example of the front/ back of one form of mailer. I have also included here the link with further examples of our mailings and the schedule. http://bit.ly/2w0s93W
ID Versus Non-ID Response:
Each census packet will come with a unique Census ID number made up of letters and numbers that is linked to the address.
When you pull up the form online, you will be prompted to input your ID code.
The code is for one (1) use only, and you cannot save your responses to the form for later.
This means that once you have started to fill out the form, you must finish it in one (1) sitting, or you will have to complete a Non-ID Response.
Non ID Response:
If you do not have your ID number, you will still be able to respond.
To do this, you will need to select the option for “Non-ID Response”.
You will be asked for your address or if you don’t have a city-style address, you will be asked some location questions.
Self-Response Rate Challenge
Link to Self-Response Rate Map: http://bit.ly/2QbLI0b
The Census has released the map preview for the 2020 Self-Response Rate Challenge.
The preview map currently displays 2010 Census self-response rates as a reference point for states, counties, cities and census tracts around the country.
Users will be able to use the map to track their community’s progress in responding to the 2020 Census.
As people begin responding to the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail in mid-March, the Census Bureau will update the map daily to reflect the percentage of households that self-respond online, by phone or by mail after being invited to do so.
Press Release About Census Self-Response Rate Challenge – http://bit.ly/2vinVob
Mobile Questionnaire Assistance
Here is the link to the overview: http://bit.ly/2W7rhW3 The Census Bureau is implementing the Mobile Questionnaire Assistance which means Census staff and/or partners will go where households are not responding as expected to encourage self-response, provide assistance with filling out and submitting the Census questionnaire. The goal of the Mobile Response Initiative is to supplement the internet self-response operation.
Call to Action: The Census is now encouraging partners to commit to providing Mobile Questionnaire Assistance locations or share community events where the Census can set an MQA. The Census would love to work with your team to set a “Be Counted with your Congressman” event.
Key Information About Do’s and Don’ts For Questionnaire Assistance: http://bit.ly/2QcXoj8
Social Media: Please share Census information via your social media accounts. You can find resources at www.2020census.gov and you can follow & share on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook by searching for @uscensusbureau.