Yingling Draws Attention to Participating in the 2020 Census

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With local residents beginning to receive letters from the Census Bureau inviting them to respond to the 2020 Census, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is drawing attention to how families can participate and what is at stake if we are not all counted.

“The census will affect how federal dollars are going to be distributed for the next 10 years,” Yingling said. “Our local schools are counting on us to ensure we all respond to the census because for every person that is counted, we will lose out on critical dollars that will help make schools less reliant on property taxes.”

Starting this month, local residents will receive a letter inviting them to participate in the 2020 Census. According to the Census Bureau, a majority of areas will be encouraged to respond online via their website. If an area deemed not likely to respond via internet, they will receive a paper questionnaire with their invitation or in early April. Census takers will begin visiting households that have not responded in May and will continue through July of this year. For more information, please visit www.2020census.gov or contact Rep. Yingling’s full-time constituent service office at 847-231-6262.

“Our local schools, health centers, roads and other services need funding to support local families and seniors in our community,” Yingling added. “Local families will have the opportunity to respond to the census via internet, phone or mail. Our community’s future is at stake is we do not make our voices heard.”