Message from OCBC’s CEO: Participate in the U.S. Census!

Dear Orange County!
 
I know you have a lot on your mind right now. 
 
But one thing that needs 10 minutes is this:  the 2020 Census has officially begun, and as we come together in this challenging time to slow the spread of COVID-19, it has never been more imperative that we ensure Orange County’s communities and public agencies receive their fair share of government funding for health care, affordable housing, schools, job training, placement programs, and many other vital services.
 
And, as many of us are currently sheltered in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is the perfect time to complete this quick, easy action to ensure accurate census data for Orange County.
 
Complete the Census right now online at my2020census.gov or by phone at 844-330-2020.
 
The U.S. Census takes place every 10 years, with the goal of getting an accurate count of everyone who lives not only here in California, but throughout the country, so the government may allocate funding to those communities who need it most.
 
With the economic impact of COVID-19, Orange County needs its fair share of government funding more than ever – especially in this time of crisis as vital services are stretched to the max.
 
While California acted quickly to set aside $1.1 billion in state funds to help Californians respond to the spread of the coronavirus, Census data will determine whether California – and Orange County – receives its share of the billions of federal dollars that will be distributed across the U.S. for the next 10 years. By completing the Census, in just 10 minutes, you can bring funding back to your community for 10 years. 
 
Complete the Census right now online at my2020census.gov or by phone at 844-330-2020. If your household does not submit a completed Census survey by late May 2020, you can expect a follow-up visit to your home from a U.S. Census Bureau worker. Completing the Census will prevent an in-person visit.
 
As we’ve come together to combat COVID-19, let’s come together to make sure OC is accurately counted in the Census. Please share with your networks, and do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
 
Sincerely,
Lucy Dunn
OCBC President and CEO 
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