Have you completed your census questionnaire yet?

The U.S. Census Bureau is ending its counting efforts for the 2020 census, including door-knocking measures. Act now; it’s quick and easy, taking less than 10 minutes. Also, it’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to our communities for schools, roads, and other public services and determine the number of seats Florida has in Congress.

You must complete your 2020 Census Questionnaire by September 30th.

You can complete your response online by visiting my2020census.gov, even if you do not have the 12-digit Census ID found in the materials mailed to you or left at your door. You have three options for completing the questionnaire. Customer Service Representatives are available every day from 7 am to 2 pm Eastern Time by calling:

• 844-330-2020 for English speakers, and

• 844-468-2020 for Spanish speakers

Kathleen Passidomo, state senator for District 28, and currently serving as the Senate Majority Leader, wrote an excellent non-partisan OpEd in the Charlotte Sun, Stand up and be counted. It details the importance of being counted in one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S. She emphasized, “With our growing population, we must make sure that every Floridian is counted, so our state receives its fair share of federal funding. Federal funding supports many aspects of our daily lives. It builds roads and bridges. It provides community infrastructure, including health care, senior centers, schools, and jobs. More than $675 billion in federal funding flows back to the states and local communities each year based on census data.”

So yes, stand up and be counted by September 30th! Please compete your 2020 census questionnaire.