Today is Census Day, the day that determines who is counted in the 2020 Census and where they are counted. If you have not done so, please take a few moments of your time to complete your census here: https://my2020census.gov #makeillinoiscount
A great activity could be to complete the census with your children present in order to use it as a learning exercise for students. For children under 10 years old, this would be their first census.
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and is key to shaping the future of communities. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs legislative district boundaries. They also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers to communities for public services and infrastructure like hospitals, emergency services, schools and bridges each year over the next 10 years.
Thank you for all of your continued support and thank you for #makingillinoiscount.