Every 10 years, the US government conducts a census to get an accurate count of everyone living within our borders. But with only a month to go before the deadline, Austin's census response rate is still pretty low.
Take the census... and then volunteer to help your fellow Austinites fill out the census as well.
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That’s how many Austinites have filled out the census… and we’re only a month away from the deadline.
Why is this such a big deal? Because every 10 years, the US government conducts a census to get an accurate count of everyone living within our borders (regardless of citizenship status or age). That data is then used to make some big decisions, including how much money Austin receives in federal funding for schools, health care, & other social programs.
Want to make sure Austin doesn’t end up undercounted? Here’s 5 simple ways for you to help:
If you haven’t done so already, take the census here.
Help spread the word about the importance of the census on social media. You can find sample posts here.
Change your Zoom background to one that promotes the census. You can download the image here.
Tell your neighbors about the census by posting on Nextdoor. Never used the app before? You can watch an instructional video made by the United Way for Greater Austin here. You can also find sample Nextdoor posts here.
Sign up to volunteer to phone bank for the census here.