Our ability to fund emergency services, new schools, reduced lunch programs, Medicaid, and housing aid all rely on this Census data.
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An accurate population count is especially important in historically undercounted communities that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 and the economic effects of the pandemic.
If your household hasn't responded yet, it's not too late to do so. You can self-respond now at 2020census.gov.
If you have questions or need assistance with responding, join ABC11 and the Disney Television Group for our Census phone bank.
On September 9 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., you can call (844) 432-9832. Volunteers with the Hispanic Federation, El Pueblo, El Centro, NC Asian Americans Together, and the NC Counts Coalition will be available to answer Census-related questions and connect you with certified enumerators to get you counted.
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