Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary and your President have opted to shorten your 2020 census data collection by 30 days in the midst of a Pandemic. What does this mean for you? If you have not yet completed your census do so today. Why is completing the census so urgent? Watch the videos below for information how the Data collected by the census is used to decide much needed federal funding decisions for your city, neighborhood, community.There’s still time to respond to the 2020 Census and avoid putting critical services at risk. 2020 Census The 2020 Census: Act Now More than 90 million households have already responded to the 2020 Census, but we are still missing critical voices. Has your voice been heard? If not, there’s still time to respond and to help make sure your community doesn’t miss out. Where there are more people, there are more needs. We have to make sure you and everyone in your community is counted. Will health care and education be important to you in three years? In nine years? Your community risks getting less funding every year for the next 10 years, if you don’t respond to the 2020 Census now. This means you could lose benefits you already have. Make sure you and those living with you are not left out. Visit 2020census.gov to respond now. Respond Immediately Already Responded? If you have already responded to the 2020 Census, thank you for taking the first step to shape your community’s future. Now continue to do your part by encouraging others to respond. With just a few clicks, you can help us reach your family members, friends, and neighbors on social media. Spread the Word About the 2020 Census The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the U.S. on April 1, 2020. Census results determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated by local, state, and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years. Your response is required by law. And, the U.S. Census Bureau is legally bound to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The Census Bureau is emailing households in areas with response rates lower than 50% to encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us (http://www.census.gov/about/contact-us.html).