If you haven’t already filled out the 2020 United States Census, you need to do that before September 30th.
Why? Well, here’s two reasons: (1) the state of Mississippi receives $5,000 in federal dollars per year for each citizen accounted for, and (2) Title 18 U.S.C. Section 3571 and Section 3559 make it legally obligatory for American citizens to complete the census.
“For every person that is not counted, we lose…approximately $5,000 per person,” Mississippi Complete Count Committee Chairman Giles Ward said. “We have a responsibility under federal law to respond to the census. Take away all of the economic advantages that you have…if you want to be a law-abiding citizen, you need to respond.”
As of August 11th, the United States Census Bureau started sending out enumerators to knock on doors of households that have not yet participated in the 2020 census, however, it’s not too late to go ahead and fill it out online and avoid that pesky knock on the door.
To fill out the 10-question form, click here, and to find out more about why it is so, so very important that you take the time to fill out the census, watch the interview with Ward below.