LAST CHANCE WEHO! 2020 Census Count Ends Thursday, October 15

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This is the last chance to be counted in the 2020 Census. The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that Census officials are urging community members who have not yet taken the 2020 Census to complete the Census online today. It was just announced that counting will cease earlier than expected: Thursday evening, October 15, 2020. All residents who have not yet taken the 2020 Census can quickly complete it today at https://census.ca.gov. The last day of count was supposed to be September 30th. The count was extended and will end tomorrow night.

Community members who have not yet completed the Census can quickly and easily take the census in just five minutes. Census responses are safe and secure. Information collected in the 2020 Census cannot be shared with or by other governmental agencies.

At last tabulation, the 2020 Census response rate for households in California was approximately 69.4 percent and the response rate for households in the City of West Hollywood was approximately 64.9 percent. The 2020 Census will decide how billions of federal dollars are distributed throughout the nation during the next decade. If response rates do not improve, the resulting undercount may negatively impact funding for schools, health services, childcare, emergency services, and many other programs in West Hollywood and across California. Response rates from the 2020 Census will also affect federal representation until 2030. The apportionment of California’s members of Congress and number of votes in the Electoral College may be negatively impacted by an undercount.

The 2020 Census is available in 13 languages and there are options for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Visit the California 2020 Census website to learn more.

For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s efforts to achieve a complete count, please visit www.weho.org/census2020.

For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Census 2020 efforts, please contact Hernan Molina, the City of West Hollywood’s Governmental Affairs Liaison, at (323) 848-6364 of hmolina@weho.org.

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