Make Yourself Count in the 2020 Census

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Friday, September 18, 2020
Census 2020: Make Yourself Count in the 2020 Census
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Census 2020: Make Yourself Count in the 2020 Census

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- With the 2020 Census deadline quickly approaching, California residents have until Wednesday, Sept. 30 to complete the form and make themselves count.

Our ability to fund emergency services, new schools, reduced lunch programs, Medicaid, and housing aid all rely on this Census data.

CENSUS 2020: From what it is to why it's important, here's what you need to know.

An accurate population count is especially important in historically undercounted communities that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 and the economic effects of the pandemic.

If your household hasn't responded yet, it's not too late to do so. You can self-respond now at

Below you will find videos from experts discussing the importance of the Census:

Annie Pong of San Francisco's Office of Civic Engagement and Rob Chua of the Asian Pacific Islanders Association explain why filling out the 2020 Census is so critical for Asian-American communities.
Sonny Lê, a U.S. Census Bureau SF Bay Area Partnership Specialist, explains why the Census matters.
Shay Dognia with the U.S. Census Bureau, Anne Im of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Immigration Program and Miguel Santiago with the Santa Clara County Census Office talk about the importance of the Census.
Stephanie Kim, Senior Director for the 2020 Census at the United Way of the Bay Area, explains why the Census is so important and how the organization is making sure everyone in the Bay Area is counted.
Marianna Yamamoto with the NALEO Educational Fund explains how NALEO is helping make sure the Latino community gets counted during the 2020 Census.