The 2020 Census is approaching and Salud Para La Gente is proud to partner with the City of Watsonville and U.S. Census Bureau to help achieve a complete and accurate count for Watsonville. Every person living in Watsonville should be counted in the 2020 Census -including people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and noncitizens. Our goal is to help individuals in our community and beyond to understand the importance of the census, and encourage people to complete and return their 2020 Census forms.
Census data is vital to our community. The data collected in the census directly affects you. Census data helps guide local planning decisions, such as where to provide social services, build new roads, hospitals and schools, and where to locate job-training centers. For businesses, census data are critical to help companies make strategic and fiscally sound decisions that can spur and sustain economic development and growth. As a Census Bureau partner, we are committed to ensuring our employees, customers and communities have access to this important information. Watch for additional details about the 2020 Census in the coming months.
Here is how you can help: As an important member of our organization, we ask for your assistance in this important initiative. We encourage you to let your family, friends, neighbors, business associates, industry contacts and others know that:
- The census is easy. The 2020 Census form asks 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
- The census is important. Census data guide decisions that can help improve services to our community, including schools, hospitals, housing, roads and more.
- For every person not counted in the 2020 Census, Watsonville will lose $19,500
Everyone in Watsonville counts. Throughout the coming months, we’ll continue to share information with you on the 2020 Census and our partnership with the City of Watsonville and other local government agencies, as well as related news and activities. Watch for additional details or visit www.cityofwatsonville.org to learn more.