To respond by mail, simply fill out the form and drop it in the mail. If you’re unsure the questionnaire is legitimate or there’s an issue with it, the U.S. Census Bureau has sample copies of mailings sent to households as well as answers to common questions at 2020census.gov/ways-to-respond. If you’d rather respond by phone, just dial (844) 330-2020. And to submit your household’s questionnaire online, simply visit my2020census.gov. Whether you respond to the census by mail, phone or online, know that your input helps paint a more complete picture of the current and changing needs in our communities and across the state. Moreover, an accurate population count ensures adequate representation. In fact, the number of seats per state in the U.S. House of Representatives is directly tied to the results of the census. Beyond determining representation, accurate population data also helps ensure federal funding is properly allocated and disbursed to states to support public services like infrastructure, law enforcement, education, health care and numerous other federal programs. When households don’t participate in the census, it can mean less funding than needed for projects and the loss of congressional seats. However, it can also save hardworking taxpayer dollars as the changing needs of the U.S. population are addressed. Finally, your participation in the 2020 Census is not only helpful to you, your household and your community, it is required by law that everyone living in the United States and our five territories get counted. In fact, census takers will follow up in person with households that don’t respond. If you have questions, please visit 2020census.gov. You can also call my office at (405) 329-6500. But please don’t wait any longer to be a part of the count.
Did you know that #Census2020 helps determine funding for critical community health programs for the next 10 years? Learn more at our online Census Party! 🎉 It’s July 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. EDT: https://t.co/QRFcxE9t3z>#MyFamilyCounts #IndianCountryCounts pic.twitter.com/3yfYWjvNdk— National Congress of American Indians (@NCAI1944) July 27, 2020
Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is serving his eighth term in Congress as the elected representative of Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District. He is recognized as an advocate for taxpayers and small business, a proponent for a strong national defense and a leader in promoting biomedical research. He is considered the foremost expert in the House on issues dealing with Native Americans and tribal governments. He and his wife, Ellen, have one son, Mason, and reside in Moore, Oklahoma.
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