Black Westchester presents People Before Politics Radio (COVID-19) Edition – Episode 272 – The 2020 Census Show with AJ Woodson, Lorraine Lopez, Robert ‘Dr Bob’ Baskerville and Charles Stern, our quest this week Tamara Stewart and Maria Smith Dautruche of the Mount Vernon Complete Count Committee and Melissa Velez-Goldberg from the Yonkers CCC and Carmen Gomez-Goldberg who was on the 2010 Yonkers Census Committee.
The United States Census of 2020 is the twenty-fourth United States census. If you want to help make a difference in the future of this community, the easiest thing you can do is complete your 2020 Census
If you haven’t filled out the 2020 census you have about one month to do it. There are only 38 days left, remember the census form only has 10 questions, none of which ask for your legal status. This year is the first-year people can fill out the census in three different forms online, through the phone and through mail. The census provides important funding for many programs in the state.
Programs like Head Start, WIC, SNAP, Pell grants, roads, hospitals, clinics. Black Westchester wanted to do this show more than ever, with us being in the middle of a pandemic we are just even more focused on getting folks to fill out their census. You have until the end of September to fill out that census forms. September 30th is the last day to file.
The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the United States and its five territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
One person should respond for each home. That person must be at least 15 years old. They should live in the home or place of residence themselves and know general information about each person living there.
count everyone who was living and sleeping there most of the time as of April 1, 2020. This includes young children, foster children, roommates, and any family members or friends who are living with you, even temporarily.
Please note that if someone was staying with you temporarily on April 1 due to the COVID-19 situation, they should be counted where they usually live. This includes college students, who should still be counted at school, even if they are home early because of the COVID-19 situation. If they live in student housing, the college will count them. If they live off campus, they should complete the census for their off-campus address and include any roommates or other people living there.
If someone is staying with you on April 1 who doesn’t have a usual home elsewhere, please include them in your response.
The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives. Visit my2020census.gov to begin.
You can complete the online questionnaire in the following languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese.
To access the 2020 Census questionnaire in English, click the “Respond” button on this page or navigate to my2020census.gov. There, click on the globe icon at the top of the page and select the language. You can also select your preferred language there at the bottom of any screen. https://www.youtube.com/embed/vCM0XrSynFw?wmode=opaque&rel=0
On a smartphone, once you are at my2020census.gov, touch the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner of the window, touch “English,” and select the name of the language.
To help you respond, the Census Bureau also offers web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in Braille and large print. Visit Language Support to learn more.
In Mount Vernon Census Taker Volunteers needed, call Yeltza, MV Census Coordinator (914) 403-1959.
Again to fill out the 2020 CENSUS you can complete via phone call 844-330-2020 from Sunday thru Saturday 7:00am through 2:00am or complete via Internet at www.my2020census.gov.