It's time for the 2020 Census!

We want you to make the LGBTQ community count in the 2020 Census by participating and encouraging those close to you to do the same. 

April 1, 2020 is National Census Day, but you don't have to wait. You can complete the 2020 Census online. The purpose of the Census is to count every person residing in the United States. The data is used to inform spending and policy decisions as well as how legislative districts are drawn. 

Federal, state, and local governments use Census data to determine how tax dollars and other resources are allocated. Washington State receives approximately $16 billion each year in federal funds for a variety of human service, community development, and health programs. Each household that is missed in the census count costs Washington State approximately $4,800 in federal funds.

Nonprofit organizations use census data to fund and focus services. The data collected shows under-served geographic areas and other information that help improve service delivery and access to services.

For more information about how LGBTQ participation can Queer the Census, visit The National LGBTQ Task Force’s website or read their guide to the 2020 Census here

Now, more than ever, your participation is important. Make yourself count - participate in the 2020 Census! 

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2020 Census: What is the Census?

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