Complete your 2020 Census today to help provide resources for children in the Shawnee Mission community for the next 10 years. This includes programs that directly support children in the Shawnee Mission School District, such as healthcare, childcare, food assistance, early childhood development and programs for at-risk children. Responding is easy, safe, and important. More information can be found on www.jococounts.org.
The 2020 Census counts every single person in the country. The information gathered in the Census is used to make sure that our community receives its fair share of federal funding for education, health care, housing, and nutrition programs. And, it makes sure that you are fairly and adequately represented in government.
Census forms were mailed to every household beginning in mid-March. Every household will have the option to respond online, using the internet or a smartphone; over the telephone, by calling the census call center listed on the census letter; or by using a paper form.
Taking part in the census is part of the civic duty of every person living in the country. It is a way for everyone to participate in our democracy and say: “I COUNT!” And importantly, it is private and secure. It’s against the law for the Census Bureau to release your responses in a way that could identify you or anyone in your household, and by law, your responses can’t be used against you.
Look for your Census 2020 information in the mail, and take the time to fill it out. Doing this makes sure that every voice counts!