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Census Bureau Celebrates Role in U.S. Constitution

Channel1 Los Angeles

18 de Septiemtre de 2019

Article I, Section II of the U.S. Constitution mandates a population count of the U.S. every 10 years. Today, the U.S. Census Bureau celebrated its role in the Constitution at events in Philadelphia next to Independence Hall to educate the public about the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census.

“The Census Bureau is well on its way to conducting its constitutional requirement of a complete and accurate 2020 Census,” Dr. Steven Dillingham, Census Bureau director, said during a press conference at the Independence Visitor Center. “The Constitution is unique because it puts the power of government in the hands of the people — and the census is a big part of that. The census is one of the few national activities the American public does together — it’s the largest peacetime mobilization in our country, and it’s a cornerstone of our democracy.”

In six months, households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census from either a postal worker or a census worker. Every household will have the option of responding online, by phone or by mail. The 2020 Census officially starts counting people in January 2020 in remote Toksook Bay, Alaska; while most households in the nation will receive invitations to respond in March 2020.

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