The census is taken every ten years and is a critical tool for counting the US population. Participating in the census remains a critically important civic duty that determines funding for local communities and essential services, shapes congressional representation, determines legislative districts and much more.
Research shows that low-income people, communities of color, rural communities, young children and non-citizens are especially undercounted In order to show our growth and be provided the economic opportunity Michigan deserves, all Michigan residents must participate and be counted.
Ensuring an accurate count of Michiganders is important because roughly $30 billion in federal funding for public safety, schools, housing, health care, and more, as well as one congressional seat, are at stake for Michigan.
Invitations to respond will arrive in mailboxes starting in March 2020. Responding to the census can be done online, by phone or on paper. Residents can be complete the census in multiple languages. All answers are completely confidential and information cannot be shared with other government agencies.
The US Census Bureau is looking for thousands of Michiganders to apply for census jobs, full and part time, nights and weekends. Without enough workers, the Census cannot achieve a “ Complete Count ,” and the reapportionment of Congress may not accurately reflect the actual “number of whole persons living in each state,” and election district lines may not contain the required equal number of people in each.
Jobs include Census Takers, Census Field Supervisors, Recruiting Assistants, Clerk, and Office Operations Supervisor. As an incentive, Michigan is paying Census 2020 workers $23 per hour.
Full information is here: 2020census.gov/jobs . Or call 1-855-JOB-2020
Saturday, February 1. Town Hall on Census 2020
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and State Representative Yousef Rabhi will host a town hall to explain how the 2020 Census will work, what it means for funding for community services, representation in Congress and Lansing, and ways to get involved. Tappan Middle School, 2251 East Stadium Blvd , Ann Arbor. 10:30–Noon