The 2020 Census is fast approaching, and it’s important that people with disabilities and families are ready to be counted to make sure our communities receive the right share of resources, and that we are fairly represented.
The Census Bureau will begin inviting people to participate in the 2020 Census in March of 2020. The 2020 Census is closer than you think! Here’s a quick refresher of what it is and why it’s essential that everyone is counted.
Responding is important. A complete count helps ensure that services like Medicare, Medicaid, social security, and public transportation can support those who need them.
While people with disabilities make up 22% of the American public according to figures released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August 2018, they remain largely a neglected, albeit sizeable minority in terms of recognition and participation in the decennial census according to our findings.