This site provides resources to UWB students, staff, and faculty regarding the 2020 Census. Answers to just 10 questions will shape our lives for the next 10 years. Everyone counts! #2020census
What is the Census?
As described by the Census Bureau, "the U.S. Census happens every 10 years, as required by the U.S. Constitution. It counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail—between March 12-20."
How to Fill out the Census
The 2020 Census will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020.
You can choose to complete the census
- online at my2020census.gov
- by phone: 1-844-330-2020
- by mail: a paper copy will be mailed if you haven't responded; simply return your questionnaire in the envelope provided
Check out the UW Bothell hub for additional Census 2020 resources.
The following speakers and alumni were selected by students on the UW Bothell Census Committee. These speakers address the importance of a complete census count for historically undercounted communities.
Please click individual images to watch each speaker's video:
UWB Census Ambassadors & 21 Progress Partnership
UW Bothell student census ambassadors are in partnership with 21 Progress to gain hands-on civic leadership experience. They are building trust and relationships while connecting with students and community to ensure that all communities are counted and visible for the next 10 years. Census ambassadors are actively participating in 5 virtual trainings starting in March ending in May. All ambassadors will receive a Certificate of Civic Leadership from 21 Progress and public recognition for their service to the community.
UW Bothell census stories
Students from Gary Carpenter’s winter course - posters and video now posted on the Kenmore census site: http://www.kenmorewa.gov/2020census
College students are among those populations that are historically undercounted in the U.S. census, but UW Bothell students, staff, faculty and community partners are working to ensure that students count this year.
UW Bothell Census Committee
The UW Bothell Census Committee has been planning for the 2020 Census since Autumn 2019. The committee created a UW Bothell census video, created a canvas census website, and gathered videos from local speakers and activists in the community, and partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to bring multiple census 101 workshops to campus. Members of the committee advocated for census funds through the SAF committee and are currently partnering with 21 Progress to provide leadership opportunities for students in the form of UW Bothell Census Ambassadors.
UW Bothell Census Committee is comprised of: Achieving Community Transformation (ACT), Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB), Resident Housing Association (RHA), Diversity Center, Social Justice Organizers (SJOs), Office of Community Based Learning and Research (CBLR), students from Winter 2020 Master in Policy Studies practicum course.
Please contact Shauniece Drayton, ACT Program Coordinator & UWB Census Committee lead, at email@example.com if you have any questions about completing the 2020 Census or joining UW Bothell Census activities.