Yingling Reminds Residents to Complete Census Survey

04/02/2020
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – In spite of the COVID-19 outbreak, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is still encouraging everyone to fill out the 2020 census questionnaire.

“Accurate census data is crucial to making sure that our community is maximizing the amount of resources we receive,” said Yingling. “I encourage all members of the community to take a few minutes to fill out the census and be counted.”

The census can be filled out online, by phone, or by mail, and is required to be filled out by law. The data gathered from the census plays a critical role in determining how the federal government allocates billions of dollars to schools, roads, hospitals, and more. The census does not ask any questions regarding citizenship. Yingling wants to ensure that people do not forget about the importance of the census due to the large focus on the pandemic.

“With the pandemic we are currently going through, we need as many federal dollars as we can get,” said Yingling. “Filling out the census is a quick, easy way to help support the critical infrastructure in our community that keeps us safe during hard times like these.”

For more information on the 2020 Census, please visit https://2020census.gov/.