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County Extends Census 2020
Workforce Campaign Through September

Show Your Love for Broward

In August, Broward County partnered with Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the Broward Workshop, CareerSource, and other community business partners in the SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR BROWARD campaign. This campaign encouraged all employers, large and small, to dedicate 10-15 minutes for employees to complete the 2020 Census during their workday. View Participating Businesses

The campaign was so successful at helping increase Broward’s self-response rate it is being continued through the final day of the Census, which is September 30.

The decennial census is crucial to our democracy and fair representation in Congress. It helps to determine how more than $1.5 trillion/year in federal funds are distributed. An undercount in Broward would mean the loss of millions of dollars for schools and nutrition programs, hospitals and nursing homes, roads and highways, emergency preparedness and services, and other vital programs for the next 10 years.

The 2020 Census’ detailed demographic information holds exceptional value to businesses—it helps inform decisions to expand, develop products, market, hire, mitigate risk and increase return on investment.

Help us reach 100% participation by supporting the County’s efforts to count everyone in Broward – from newborns to older adults and everyone in between. Pledge to complete the 2020 Census by September 30.

*Participating businesses will be featured on Broward County’s social media and/or website.

To respond to the census now, visit: my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020.

To pledge, please e-mail us the name of your business or organization and the number of employees that are participating in the campaign to: Census2020@broward.org

To show your love for Broward and to pledge to participate at work, please download the flyer below.

Pledge Documents 



Complete the Census Today!

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  • 844-330-2020 English
  • 844-468-2020 Spanish
  • 844-477-2020 Haitian-Creole
  • 844-474-2020 Portuguese
  • additional languages...


 

News

10 Census Facts That Bust Common Myths About The 2020 U.S. Head Count

  1. The 2020 census form does not include a citizenship question
  2. The census does not start on Census Day (April 1)
  3. The census does not count only U.S. citizens
  4. The Census Bureau does not keep your individually identifiable data confidential forever
  5. The 2020 census is not the first online U.S. census
  6. The census is not voluntary, but every person is not required to fill out a census form
  7. The census does not consider "Hispanic or Latino" a race
  8. The census does not ask about your religion, political affiliation or income
  9. The exact number of dollars in federal funding guided by census data is not known
  10. The census is not the American Community Survey
For more information on each of the facts, open the full article...

The US Census

The U.S. Constitution requires a Census every 10 years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the final census response date has been extended to September 30, 2020.

Census data is used for statistical purposes only. Everyone in your household on April 1, 2020 must be counted. Even if you are not a citizen of the U.S., if you are in Broward County you must be counted.

To complete your Census, simply visit my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020. It takes less than 15 minutes.

Why It’s Important

Census data is used to distribute more than $1.5 trillion per year for 10 years in federal and state funding for health and human service programs that help local families and individuals in need, including seniors, non-citizens and young people.

Businesses also depend upon Census data to make decisions about where to locate, hire and invest. And the same data is used to plan school districts, emergency response, and future transportation needs. The Census also determines each state’s number of representatives in Congress for the next 10 years.

It’s Safe to Complete the Census

Don’t be afraid to be counted, even if you are not a citizen of the U.S. No court or law enforcement agency – not even the President of the United States – can access your individual responses. All responses to the Census are safe, secure and confidential, protected by federal law.

The Census Bureau’s cybersecurity program ensures that your online responses are safe from hacking and other cyberthreats, and that your personal information is protected.

It’s Easy to Respond

The 2020 Census is accessible for everyone. You can respond online in English or in 12 additional languages. If you are hearing impaired, the Census Bureau has prepared an instructional video in American Sign Language. You can also respond in English by TDD at 844-467-2020.



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