Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Making Sense of The Census: Important Civic Benefits

Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and it’s key to shaping the future of our community. 
Top 5 Reasons to Complete the 2020 Census
  1. The 2020 Census will determine the number of seats MA has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  2. The 2020 Census defines congressional & legislative districts, school districts and voting precincts. 
  3. The 2020 Census influences how $675 billion in public funds are allocated over the next 10 years.
  4. The 2020 Census informs funding for the services that keep our community safe and prepared like emergency response.
  5. The 2020 Census helps direct federal dollars for infrastructure that our community needs, including roads and bridges.
The Census Bureau has created an interactive response rates map so America can keep track of how they’re doing. As of May 22, 2020, the state-wide response rate is above the national rate at 62% and the overall Boston response rate is 50%. 
How can Fort Point and Seaport District improve our under 25% response rate? 
Take 10 minutes and complete the 2020 census
NOTE: Even if you completed the census for a residence outside of the neighborhood, you need to respond for all your properties including your 02210 address.  
If you lost your code, never received it or are away from your mail, don't worry.  You can complete the census without your id online or over the phone:
  1. Dial 1.844.330.2020
  2. Listen to the introduction
  3. Press “0” or say “representative” to reach an operator
Once an operator has been reached, let them know you’d like to respond to the census without an ID. 

View detailed instructions for completing census without your census id.

Quick Reminder: The form must be completed in one sitting. If there is no activity for 15 minutes, with a notification after 13 minutes of inactivity, the session will end and the respondent will have to start from the beginning.

Let's be counted Fort Point & Seaport!

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