BE Counted

Ensuring that everyone will Be Counted for Census 2020.

This program is funded by the Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs of the City and County of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

The Bayanihan Equity Center is a proud member of the 

Bay Area Filipino Complete Count Committee (BAFCCC)

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THE 2020 CENSUS IS HERE!

Every 10 years, the federal government is required to count all residents in the United States, citizens and noncitizens, through a national census. 

 

** Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census Operations.** 

You can respond to the Census online, by phone, or by mail by 

 September 30, 2020.

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WHY THE CENSUS IS IMPORTANT

  • Funding for community programs and services

  • Political representation

  • Redistricting

  • Sampling and analysis for population research

HOW THE INFORMATION WILL BE USED

Census data is safe, secure, and protected by federal law. The Census Bureau is required by law to protect any personal information collected.

 

Census responses cannot be used against individuals by any government agency or court in any way such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

WHAT WILL BE ASKED

About each household:

  • Number of people living there

  • Home ownership

  • Phone number

For each person:

  • Name

  • Age

  • Sex

  • Race/Ethnicity

WHAT WILL NOT BE ASKED

  • Social Security 

  • Bank Account Number of Debit/Credit Card

  • US Citizenship

  • Political Party

WHEN AND HOW TO RESPOND

You can begin responding in late March 2020:​

  • Complete online or by phone (English + 12 languages)

  • Complete paper form (English or Spanish)

If you do not respond by August 2020, Census Bureau workers will come to your home to follow-up.

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