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2020
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Gators Let’s Spread The Word & Participate: 2020 Census

By Sheryl E. Taylor

Calling ALL GATORS! April 30 is the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census. Spread the Word!

As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five of its territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

Why participate?

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community—think school lunches, plans for highways, support for firefighters and families in need—every year for the next decade.

This funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location including the University of Houston-Downtown.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

Regardless of how you choose to respond, your information will be kept confidential and can only be used to produce statistics. Your responses cannot be used against you in any way.Learn more at 2020CENSUS.GOV

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About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.