In 2020, you will have a rare and important opportunity to ensure Nevada receives its fair share of federal funding for the next ten years. Starting in mid-March through April 1, you will be able to respond to the 2020 Census. It’s critical that we all participate and ensure everyone in Nevada is counted.
The 2020 Census is confidential, easy, and fast – your personal information is protected by law, and it takes only about ten minutes to complete the Census
questionnaire. You can respond in three different ways: via phone, online at www.census.nv.gov, via mail, or at your
local public library.
Data collected from Census results helps determine how more than $675 billion of federal funding is spent each year on state-level services across the country. Of that, Nevada is able to receive approximately $20,000 over ten years – for each Nevadan who is counted. A high census return rate enables Nevada to be more competitive for federal funding that goes toward local communities.
Federal funding allocated based on Census data helps pay for health care, affordable housing, senior services, and other programs. The funding also supports education, pay for road construction and maintenance, and supplements public safety such as fire and police. As a result, our communities are healthier, safer, better educated and better as a result of a complete count.
We may have different reasons why the census is important, but one thing is certain – Nevada matters. Be counted.
Provided by the 2020 Nevada Statewide Census Complete Count Committee
Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System - 2020 Census Partnership
WHEREAS the U.S. Census Bureau is required by the U.S. Constitution to conduct a count of the population and provides a historic opportunity to help shape the foundation of our society and play an active role in American democracy;
WHEREAS the Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System is committed to ensuring every resident is counted;
WHEREAS federal and state funding is allocated to communities, and decisions are made on matters of national and local importance based, in part, on census data and housing;
WHEREAS census data helps determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and is necessary for an accurate and fair redistricting of state legislative seats, county and city councils and voting districts;
WHEREAS information from the 2020 Census and American Community Survey are vital tools for economic development and increased employment;
WHEREAS the information collected by the census is confidential and protected by law;
WHEREAS a united voice from business, government, community-based and faith-based organizations, educators, media and others will enable the 2020 Census message to reach more of our citizens;
As a 2020 Census Partner, we will:
1. Support the goals and ideals for the 2020 Census and will disseminate 2020 Census information within our communities.
2. Encourage those within our communities to place an emphasis on the 2020 Census and participate in events and initiatives that will raise the overall awareness of the 2020 Census and increase participation.
3. Support census takers as they help our County complete an accurate count.
Therefore, Be it Resolved that the Elko County Library Board of Trustees do hereby proclaim that the Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System is committed to partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to help ensure a full and accurate count in 2020.
PASSED and ADOPTED the 21st day of January 2020