Make sure you are counted in the 2020 Census

May 21, 2020

The following is a joint statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski.

“May 19, 2020

“Every 10 years the government conducts a national census to count all the people in the country; and by now, households should have received their invitation in the mail to complete the 2020 Census.

“If you have not yet completed the 2020 Census, know that there is still time to participate.

“Responding to the Census is quick, easy and, most importantly, confidential. Residents can get started by visiting Completing the survey online takes only 10 easy minutes. The survey can also be completed by mail or over the phone in more than a dozen languages.

“It is vital that as many people as possible be counted every 10 years. An accurate count of the population helps determine how billions of dollars get allocated annually to support local projects in communities like ours. This can include highway planning and construction, grants for public transit, funding for public schools, housing assistance, health care and so much more.

“The Census data is also used to adjust or redraw electoral districts, based on where populations have increased or decreased, to ensure for equal representation.

“We are challenging all residents to make sure they are counted – so that Milwaukee can be counted – in the 2020 Census. “Join us in completing the 2020 Census today. Because we all count!”

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