The Learning Center for the Deaf is proud to support the 2020 Census. Community-based organizations play an invaluable role in educating, mobilizing, and assisting people to participate in the census. When community members are informed, they are more likely to respond to the census.
The Learning Center for the Deaf has formed a Complete Count Committee Workgroup for Massachusetts in partnership with the MetroWest Health Foundation. We are here to offer resources and support for the deaf and hard of hearing community to ensure everyone is counted.
Why is the Census Important?
The 2020 Census data will determine the allocation of $675 billion in federal funding every year to states across the United States.
Why Should You Complete the Count?
- Everyone Counts. We need your help to ensure everyone is counted once - and only once - and in the right place!
- Census Data is important. Census data determines the resources for the community and defines our voice in government for the next 10 years.
- Census Data is Confidential. The Census Bureau can only use your answers to produce statistics. Your responses cannot be used against you.
How Can You Complete the Census?
The 2020 Census can be completed online, by mail or by phone. Your household will receive a letter from the Census Bureau with a unique identification number that is tied to your home address. Internet self-response and Census Questionnaire Assistance is available in 12 non-English Languages. There are also 59 non-English languages in video and print format.