The Minnesota Council on Disability brings you the following message from the Office of the Governor:
As Susan Brower (Minnesota’s State Demographer) said, “the census is the foundation of our democracy and tells the story of who we are and where we are going as a nation. Federal funding for essential services and congressional representation is on the line, and it is crucial that we achieve a complete and accurate count.”
Brower continued, “Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused operational challenges to this census that have put historically undercounted communities—including Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), rural, low-wealth communities, and college students—at even greater risk of being missed than they would be under more normal circumstances. I am calling upon Minnesota’s state and local government, business community, non-profit organizations, faith leaders, and Tribal nations to reach out to their constituents one last time to ask that they respond to the 2020 US Census before it concludes on Thursday, October 15.”
Responding to the Census is quick and easy. Minnesotans can ensure their voices are heard and our communities have the resources and representation they need by ensuring an accurate count. Updated deadline information for the 2020 US Census is provided below:
- Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 until 11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (4:59 am Central Standard Time on October 16, 2020). Visit 2020census.gov to respond today.
- Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, 2020 at (844) 330-2020. Phone schedule and a list of numbers.
- Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
- Nonresponse follow-up census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on October 15, 2020.
For additional information about the 2020 US Census, please contact: Andrew Virden at (651) 201-2507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Migdalia Loyola Meléndez
Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Engagement Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan