As someone who worked for the 2010 census, Judy Templeton shares why census data is important to our community.
"It gives the government the data needed to make sure there is proper representation in Congress," she said.
Judy shared that the last time we took the census, in 2010, it was very controversial. Many people were not happy that the government was collecting their personal data and updating addresses. Today, many people still have the fear that their personal data will not be kept secure.
The data collected from the census provides context for the government to create long term plans for our country based on demographic information.
"I'm a real data-driven person," Judy said, "and it gives the government a lot of data to know how to help people."
Like Judy, you can work for the census and help collect important data. Regardless of whether or not you work as an enumerator, each member of our community has the opportunity to make their voice count. Start by completing the 2020 Census, and do your part to make sure that everyone is counted once and only once, and in the right place.