[NFBOH-Cleveland] The 2020 Census is now online.

Jim Weiss jimweiss72 at icloud.com
Tue Mar 10 21:42:19 UTC 2020

The 2020 U.S. Census is now available online and is accessible.  I just completed mine using the Safari browser on my Mac without any issues.  Once you click the start button it will ask you to enter the 12 digit number that the Census bureau sent to you in the U.S. Mail, do not panic.  Keep reading to the right and there is a button to manually enter your physical address to start the Census.
The link to take the Census is:  https://my2020census.gov <https://my2020census.gov/>

Below is a majority of the letter that was sent by the Census Bureau, I edited out the pieces that were address specific and the sections that referenced all of the ordinances by their number.  I am sure if you want to read them in detail you can follow the links on the Census page.

This is your invitation to respond to the 2020 Census. We need your help to count everyone in the United States by providing basic information about all adults, children, and babies living or staying at this address. 

Results from the 2020 Census will be used to: 

● Direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services. 

● Help your community prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs.
● Determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and 

your political representation at all levels of government. 

The Census Bureau is using the internet to securely collect your information. Responding online helps us conserve natural resources, save taxpayer money, and process data more efficiently. If
you are unable to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online, we will send you a paper questionnaire in a few weeks for you to complete and mail back. 

The census is so important that your response is required by law, and your answers are kept completely confidential. If you do not respond, we will need to send a Census Bureau interviewer to your home to collect your answers in person. If you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, please call toll-free 1-844-330-2020. 

Thank you for your prompt response. Sincerely, 

Steven D. Dillingham Director 

Respond by April 1 at 

my2020census.gov <http://my2020census.gov/>	


What is the 2020 Census? 

The goal of the census is to count every person living in the United States once, only once and in the right place. Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that this population and housing count occur every 10 years. Census data guide how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year. 

Am I required to respond to the 2020 Census? 

Yes, you are required by law to respond to the 2020 Census. We are conducting the
2020 Census under the authority of Title 13, U.S. Code, Sections 141, 193 and 221. This collection of information has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The eight-digit OMB approval number is 0607-1006. If this number were not displayed, we could not conduct the census. 

How long will my 2020 Census questionnaire take? 

The Census Bureau estimates that completing the questionnaire will take 10 minutes on average.

How do I respond?
Go to my2020census.gov to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online.

How will the Census Bureau use the information I provide? 

By law, the Census Bureau can only use your responses to produce statistics. 

Are my answers confidential and private? 

Yes. The Census Bureau is required by law to protect your information (Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 9). 


Best regards,

Jim Weiss
jimweiss72 at icloud.com

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