Detroit Disability Power are encouraging our members and our community to be counted in observance of Census Day, today, April 1.
Completing the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 Census are used to:
Ensure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments.
Plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods.
Determine how many seats your state is allocated in the House of Representatives.
By completing the census, we are apart of the system change that creates opportunities to ensure that people with disabilities are fully supported with resources and accommodations not limited to the above.
The City of Detroit Census 2020
The city of Detroit Be Counted 2020 Campaign is underway to encourage our city of Detroit residents to complete the census.
The U.S. Census produced an American Sign Language (ASL) Video Guide to completing the census.
This ASL video with English voice-over and captions will introduce you to the 2020 Census, present a quick overview of the online questionnaire, and help you answer the questions.