For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalia Pérez Santos
Email: NPerezSantos@afscme.org

AFSCME Urges Working People to Participate in the 2020 U.S. Census

AFSCME President Lee Saunders stresses that especially given the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 Census participation is more critical than ever

AFSCME President Lee Saunders is urging public service workers and their families to fill out the 2020 Census to ensure they have a voice at all levels of government and their fair share of public resources. Today is the official kickoff for the Census Bureau’s campaign to encourage Americans to stand up and be counted. Participating in the Census is yet another way that AFSCME members can stand up for their communities, especially during a time when public services are in such urgent demand.

“The coronavirus pandemic is exposing the grave, life-and-death consequences of shortchanging essential public services,” said AFSCME President Lee Saunders. “To make sure your community has the resources it needs and the political representation it deserves, an accurate Census count is critical. The Census form is easy to complete and confidential. It can be done online or even over the phone. Your participation means your community gets its fair share of funding for schools, health care, housing, infrastructure projects and more.”