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Once every ten years we must all be counted. 

Starting in March, Marylanders will be invited to respond to the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census' impact on our communities and our nation is profound. Participation in the count:

The 2020 Census count will help to direct funding for programs and services that provide a benefit to all of us, as well as assistance to the most vulnerable among us. It also helps to provide each community a voice, so participation is power. Each person of faith can do their part in raising a voice for others by participating in the 2020 Census and by encouraging others to do so. Our faith tradition calls upon us to consider our responsibility and actions towards others. 

A full, accurate count lays the foundation for a healthy democracy and communities where families thrive and flourish. 


Why does the Catholic Church care about the Census?

  • The count influences legislative representation at all levels of government, where decisions about the common good and the most vulnerable are often made
  • The Catholic Church relies on an accurate census to more effectively serve those in need
  • Undercounting households leads to underfunding critical programs and services
  • Our community benefits from everyone being counted, and we have one chance in a decade to get it right.

 

In Fiscal Year 2016, Maryland received more than $16 billion through federal programs that used 2010 census data.

To learn more, visit: census.maryland.gov


Resources for Parishes and Catholic Organizations

 

Draft Bulletin Announcements

 

 

Bulletin Insert

     

 

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Anuncios de Boletín

 

 

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Insertar Boletín

     

 

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US Bishops Urge All to be Counted

 

 

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Faith Toolkit

 

 

 

 

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Census 2020: Important, Easy and Safe

 

 

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Importante Fácil y Seguro

 

 

 

 

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The Census is Important for Business

 

 

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El censo es important para los Negocios

 

 

 

 

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Sample 2020 Census Questionnaire

 

 

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The 2020 Census is accessible for everyone