You Count: The Census is about you!
Every 10 years the government counts our communities to determine how much money to give you for services and resources. Being counted correlates to political representation and public resources.
Census day is April 1st, 2020
By this date, households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. There are three options for responding: online, by mail, or by phone.
You Count – the census is about you! Every 10 years the government counts our communities to determine how much money to give you for services and resources. Being counted correlates to political representation and public resources.
You count: Fill out the 2020 census.
You, your family, and your community count. Being counted directly correlates to political representation and access to private and public resources. Being counted translates to dollars for your kid’s school district, representation of your issues at the local and state level, and critical public services like roads, hospitals, community centers, services for families of colors, children, LGBTQ programs, and emergency services. You count – share your voice – complete the 2020 Census.
Pledge to make a difference.
How can the census help us?
Census information directly translates into critical services we depend on like:
- Federal Direct Student Loans
- SNAP food assistance
- Highway planning and construction
- Federal Pell Grant Program
- Section 8 Housing Vouchers
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Low Income Housing Loans
- National School Lunch Program
- Special Education Grants
- Head Start
- WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
- Foster Care
- Health Care Centers
- School Breakfast Program
- Public and Indian Housing
- Unemployment Insurance Administration
- Adoption Assistance
- Crime Victim Assistance
- Grants for Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse
- Water and Waste Disposal Systems for Rural Communities
- Business and Industry Loans
- Career and Technical Education Grants
- Native American Employment and Training
#WeCountOregon is a community-led effort working to ensure that every Oregonian- especially those considered hard-to-count complete the 2020 Census. Hard-to-count communities include people of color, children under five, renters, immigrants, people with limited English proficiency, multiple-family homes, Native tribal and urban communities, disabled people, and LGBTQ individuals. It’s critical that ALL Oregonians are counted, remain visible, and participate in our democracy.
Why should I fill out the Census? What good will it do me or my community? Watch the video below to learn how the census helps us.
Please help #WeCountOregon advance a just and equitable count in the 2020 census.
The #WeCountOregon campaign is a statewide effort to ensure that every Oregonian is counted. The census is at the center of our democracy and is a critical component to making sure that ALL families in Oregon have the resources they need. The #WeCountOregon campaign will work in rural and urban communities around Oregon in 2020 to ensure that the Census is equitable, fair, and just.
Download our toolkit!
Need help or materials sharing #WeCountOregon Census info? Download our toolkit for talking about the Census and hard-to-count communities below.
Interested in training?
The #WeCountOregon team has created three courses for help understanding the Census; Census 101, Ambassador training and Spokesperson training. Census 101 is available to view as a recorded webinar on our training page. Our Ambassador and Spokesperson training are in-person courses. Contact us to find out how to attend the next training session.
Keep up with the latest stories about our census efforts by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We would love to hear your thoughts on the 2020 census and how it is important to your community. Use the hashtag #WeCountOregon and share your voice!