Reminder: Complete 2020 Census by Phone, Email or Mail

LB Branch NAACP urges everyone to complete the census today! The deadline to complete the census has been extended to October 31, 2020.

LB Branch NAACP is working with the Long Beach City Census Program. Your participation in the census is critical to ensure that Long Beach can receive its fair share in federal funding and fair representation across all levels of government. The Census happens every 10 years and we have a few days left to make a difference. Please take part in shaping our future today by visiting my2020census.gov. You can also complete the Census by phone by calling toll-free at 1-844-330-2020. It takes ten minutes to complete the questionnaire, and remember to include everyone living in your household.

1. It’s quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.

2. It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy is protected.

3. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.

4. Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.


How to Complete the Census

If you have already completed the census, no one will visit your home.

If you haven’t completed the census, a census taker will visit your home between the hours of 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

Here’s more info about the upcoming visits:

  • Census takers will wear masks and follow our local public health guidelines when they visit your home.
  • All census takers completed virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing and other health and safety protocols.
  • Census takers are hired from Long Beach! If a census taker who visits your home does not speak your language, you may request a return visit from a census taker who does.

Remember, every census taker has a valid census ID badge with their photograph, U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census Bureau workers may also carry Census Bureau branded bags.

If you don’t want a visit from a census taker, no problem! Complete the census using one of the following methods:

Visit www.my2020census.gov

Call: 1-844-330-2020

*Llene el censo en línea o hágalo por teléfono: 1-844-468-2020

*Kumpletuhin ang census online, https://my2020census.gov/, o sa pamamagitan ng telepono: 1-844-478-2020

*For assistance in Khmer ( ខ្មែ រ ), visit https://2020census.gov/km.html or call locally at 562-999-1755

You can complete the census without your census ID.


Why is the census important?

An accurate census count is a building block of equity.

Your count ensures you are given a voice and representation at all levels of government.

It drives funding to vital resources in our communities like health, education, housing, and transportation.

All of us together can make a difference.


Remember, the census is:

SAFE – your information will never be shared with anyone.

EASY – you can take the census online, by mail, or over the phone.

IMPORTANT – our community will receive federal funding for key programs and political representation for the next ten years.


Let’s create a better tomorrow by completing the census TODAY!

For more local information, please visit www.longbeach.gov/census or email the City of Long Beach at LBCensus2020@longbeach.gov for free t-shirts, flyers, postcards, and social media graphics to share.