Census 2020 Resources

The decennial census is coming up in 2020, and libraries will be essential partners in ensuring a complete count! For one thing, libraries are trusted in our communities; for another, this is the first census intended to be completed mostly online and libraries offer both internet access and people willing to help.

A complete count is not only mandated in the U.S. Constitution; it's essential for states in order to be allocated the appropriate number of Congressional representatives, federal funding dollars, Electoral College electors, and so on.

There are a number of organizations planning for the census nationwide and here in Illinois; here is an index to who they are and what they are doing. If you have a resource to suggest, please email ILA Executive Director Diane Foote at dfoote@ila.org. Get ready to get counting!

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