Countdown to the 2020 Census: Less than THREE WEEKS until Coloradans start receiving invitations to participate!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 21, 2020

After years of preparation, we’re now less than a month out from a very big day: March 12, the date Colorado households will begin receiving invitations to complete their 2020 Census questionnaires. Colorado receives more than $13 billion in federal funds each year based on its decennial census counts, so there’s a lot riding on getting an accurate count of our communities.

As March 12 gets closer, below are some resources to help ensure you’re armed with the knowledge to make sure all kids count in 2020:

  • Curious whether you’ll receive an invitation to participate in the census online or a via paper form? Click here to zoom in to your county and learn more about how you’ll be invited to complete your questionnaire in a few weeks.
  • Wondering what questions the census form will ask? Want to do a practice run beforehand? Click here to see a sample paper form. The online questionnaire will look different but will request the same information. 10 questions, less than 10 minutes—that’s all it takes to be counted.
  • Looking for resources to help you talk to friends, family, neighbors or other community members about counting kids in the 2020 Census? Click here for an Early Childhood Census Toolkit—it has all the resources you need to become a census expert and some fun activities you can do with kids in your care.
  • Have general questions about the 2020 Census? Take a look at Together We Count’s 2020 Census Guidebook, available in English and in Spanish.

Stay tuned to KidsFlash in the coming weeks for more ideas about how you can help make sure that in Colorado, EVERY KID COUNTS in the 2020 Census!

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.