In the lead up to the 2020 Census, the RAC has shared how important an accurate count is to our democracy. Unfortunately, the spread of COVID-19 has stymied efforts to complete the 2020 Census including door-to-door canvassing, Census-taking, and other in-person “Get Out the Count” (GOTC) activities. Thankfully, it has never been easier to respond to the Census without violating any social distancing guidelines or putting Census employees in danger.
Here are three ways you can continue to help GOTC:
- Make sure your households and your peers have filled out the Census online, over the phone or by mail.
- Educate yourself and your Congregation on the importance of the Census: read this blog about the 10 Things to Know about the Census, host a virtual event and incorporate discussion about the Census into your congregation’s virtual sermons to share the importance of the Census with your community.
- Check out your state and local coalitions to see how you can help them complete this essential work virtually.