Want a super quick and easy way to help your community that you can get done while watching TV? Yes please! Have you filled out the 2020 Census yet?
The US Census tracks population in every state. Why does that matter? State population has an impact on a ton of stuff. Your state’s population factors into how much federal money your state will get for an array of services, including hospitals, first responders, schools, SNAP benefits, and more.
The Census also plays a role in our democratic process. Quick history lesson: In 1787, it was decided that the US House of Representatives would use something called proportional representation. That meant (and means) that the number of representatives a state sends to Congress in the House of Reps is determined by the state population. Which is determined by… you guessed it… the Census.
So cue up your favorite show and check the box on an important but easy act of civic responsibility. Especially in uncertain times, these small acts can feel really good. Every positive act is a step in the right direction.
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