Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets. It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
Why is it so important for the LGBTQ+ community to be counted? Partnering with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Dallas Pride hosted a Q&A with Matthew W. Roberts, Ph.D., with Census 2020 to ask all the questions we want to know. Heads up: We only have until September 30 to be counted, so check it out!
Your response matters. The census determines who will receive heath clinics, fire departments, schools, even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.
There are four ways to respond:
- Secure internet. Respond online.
- Respond by phone.
- Respond by email.
- In-person interview.