Over the past three months of 2020 Census operations, the National Urban League has observed low response rates across heavily populated Black localities – both urban and rural. We recognize that COVID-19 has disrupted Census operations off and on, for the entire nation, but a full, fair 2020 Census count is imperative as we rebuild our communities after the pandemic.
The State of the 2020 Census report is to “sound the alarm” about the current status of the Black census count.
Getting to a complete count this Census is critical for the Black community. For far too long our communities have been undercounted and left out of the allocation of federal dollars for roads, schools, and hospitals. The COVID-19 coronavirus has placed a strain on our families, but we are committed to ensuring that every person of color is counted this year. So join us, and Make Black Count today by filling out the census, and checking “black,” on www.2020census.gov.
You can self-respond to the census online at https://my2020census.gov/ or over the phone in English by dialing 844-330-2020 or in Spanish at 844-468-2020. Individuals will begin to receive paper forms in the mail on April 8, 2020.