Deadline approaches

As the 2020 Census draws to a close, I urge each one of you reading this to respond before it’s too late. This is the final month to be counted and to help guarantee Moscow receives funding for essential services that will shape the future of our community for the next 10 years. ...

I’m asking you to do your part and count everyone who lives in your home if you haven’t already. And while you’re at it, remind other family, friends, and neighbors to be counted, too. ...

While many people know the census is what determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress, it is also used by lawmakers in Washington and Boise to allocate funds for programs and services that impact Moscow — including the roads we drive on, the schools our children attend, and the hospitals and health care clinics we visit when we are sick. An undercount in Moscow could mean our community loses out on important federal funds that will leave us behind as others progress into the future.

The deadline to respond is Sept. 30. ...

You can respond now online at 2020census.gov, by phone at (844) 330-2020 for English or (844) 468-2020 for Spanish, or by mail if you received a paper questionnaire. ...

If you don’t respond on your own, you will be visited by a locally hired census taker to make sure you are counted. If a census taker comes to your home, please cooperate. ...

Jenny Ford

Moscow Chamber of Commerce director

Moscow

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