Have you responded to the 2020 Census?
When we all respond to the 2020 Census, our Missouri communities will get the money they need to improve roads, schools, hospitals and more. Respond to the 2020 Census and make your voice heard. Because Missouri counts and so do you.
What’s at Stake:
The Census happens every 10 years. If we aren’t all counted in 2020, Missouri will be shortchanged for the next decade.
For every adult and every child that is not counted, our state will lose $1,300 in federal dollars every year. That adds up to $13,000 per person over the next 10 years. Those are funds that we won’t get for our roads and bridges, hospitals and schools.
In 2010, Missouri lost a seat in Congress because not everyone was counted. We can’t risk losing another voice for Missouri in Washington, D.C.
Why it Matters:
When we all respond, Missouri gets more money to pave our roads and rebuild bridges.
When we all respond, our health care programs and community health centers get more funding to take care of our family, friends and neighbors. When we’re not all counted, hospitals could close, forcing people to drive hours to get care.
When we all respond, our schools get important funding to take care of our kids. This includes afterschool programs and lunches for children.
Filling out the census on your own means you get to define yourself — your race, your ethnicity and your household — and do it on your own time. It also makes it very unlikely that a census taker will come to your door. Respond today at my2020census.gov!