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Los Angeles, its Time to be Counted! Census 2020 Self Responses End on October 15!

Posted on 10/01/2020
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UPDATE: The Census Bureau announced that it will end self response on Thursday, October 15, 2020, specifically:

  • The internet self response website will close at 11:59 PM Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on October 15, 2020. (That means that Angelenos will have an opportunity to respond to the census online through 2:59 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on October 16.)
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time through October 15, 2020 from 7 AM to 2 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST). (This means that Angelenos will be able to respond by phone through 11 PM PST on October 15th, 2020.)
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
  • Non-response Follow-up census takers will continue resolving non-responding addresses through the end of the day on October 15, 2020.

Los Angeles, are you ready to be counted? The results will determine not only our representation in Congress, but how over $115 billion is spent every year on California schools, healthcare, housing, transportation, and other vital programs in our neighborhoods.

But we won’t get an accurate count in 2020 unless everyone participates.

No one can underestimate the stakes: L.A. County is the country’s most challenging region to count. Over half of Angelenos live in hard-to-count areas. And if Angelenos in our immigrant communities are too afraid to open their doors and fill out their questionnaires, L.A. could lose billions over the next decade in federal funds.

That’s why city, county, and state leaders and community groups are joining forces to stand up for our most vulnerable neighbors.

Together, we can ensure a complete, fair, and accurate count in 2020.

Because in Los Angeles, everybody belongs and everybody counts. So let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work!

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