An invitation to respond to the 2020 census has been mailed. You will be able to respond online, by phone or by mail. It is your civic duty to respond because it’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. The census will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, money or donations, or anything related to political parties. The census is used to determine the amount of federal funds that will come back to our community to support clinics, schools, roads, public services and hundreds of other critical services and programs that make a difference in our lives every day. It is used to redraw legislative districts and to determine the number of seats our state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. For more information visit www.2020census.gov.