This week is Latino Census Week of Action!
Latinos are among the hardest to count communities in the county. Out of the one million young children who were missed in the 2010 Census, 40% were Latino children under the age of five. Latinos also represent the second largest population group in the country, so it is critical the Latino community receives its fair share of resources. CAP Utah is committed to ensuring a full count of Latinos in the 2020 Census.
- The Census will NOT ask about your citizenship status, immigration status, bank account information, or social security information. Your data is safe, secure, and confidnetial. The data collected from the 2020 Census will be used for statistical purposed only - it cannot be shared with any other government agencies. Read more about the 2020 Census and Confidentiality
- You have 3 ways to respond: online, by phone, or by mail. Step-by-step guidance on how to respond can be found here (English) and here (Spanish).
- EVERYONE who is living in the house on April 1st, 2020 is counted, regardless of age. The census consistently undercounts children. An inaccurate count of children reduces potential federal funding for things such as schools, hospitals, daycare centers, and other programs that support healthy families. WATCH: All kids need to be counted in the #Census2020
For more information, check out NALEO Education Fund for bilingual resources.