While you are home don’t forget to complete your 2020 Census!
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years.
Visit their website, https://2020census.gov/, for more information or why your input matters.
Data from the Census will be used for the next ten years for many things – including determining New York State’s representation in Congress as well as local districting. Census data is also used for the distribution of about $880 Billion of federal funds to local municipalities according to a December 2018 report from the George Washington Institute on Policy.
The Census Bureau estimates that every person that is not counted equals a loss of approximately $2,500 per year to local municipalities. This means that every 400 people who are not counted equates to a loss of about $1 Million in funding – each year.
Spend a few minutes online today to impact the next 10 years of funding on healthcare, infrastructure, and education. We all see how important these are today. So please go to https://2020census.gov/ and respond today to make America’s tomorrow brighter.
Commenting on Westchester’s response rate, Lewisboro’s Town Supervisor Peter Parsons said, “looks like we’re firmly Top 10 but not breaking the Top 5.” We need to get everyone living in Lewisboro counted.
Did you know that the towns of Lewisboro and Bedford are involved in a friendly competition? He went on to say, ”We are leading Bedford in our friendly wager, so please make sure we don’t fall behind. If you haven’t filled out your census yet do it here with this link.”