The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that the Census is continuing its count into the month of October. Community members who have not yet taken the 2020 Census are urged to take it today at https://census.ca.gov. Counting for the 2020 Census was supposed to end on September 30th. The exact 2020 Census end date may be determined by future public announcements and court rulings, so each and every day counts.
Community members who have not yet been counted can do so quickly and easily in just five minutes. Responses are safe and secure. Information collected cannot be shared with or by other governmental agencies.
At last tabulation, the response rate for households in California was approximately 69 percent and the response rate for households in the City of West Hollywood was approximately 64.3 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. Staffers are working in the field and are currently knocking on doors in the City of West Hollywood to follow up with households that have not yet responded. To learn more about how to identify a Census worker, click here.
Visit https://census.ca.gov. 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 contact Hernan Molina, the City of West Hollywood’s Governmental Affairs Liaison, at (323) 848-6364 of [email protected].