Hmong Museum is a strong proponent of ensuring the Hmong people’s voice is heard and counted. That is why we decided to participate in outreach within the Hmong community as part of the 2020 U.S. Census. It is important for our community to know how the federal government uses this data, and that the Hmong take part.
Is it safe to share my information?
Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way—not by the FBI, not by the CIA, not by the DHS, and not by ICE.
How will information collected be used?
- Your responses inform where over $675 billion is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinics, schools, roads, and more.
- Census data gives community leaders vital information to make decisions about building community centers, opening businesses, and planning for the future.
- Your responses are used to redraw legislative districts and determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
What will I be asked?
You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, sex / gender, and the number of people who live in your home, including children.
The census will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, money or donations, or anything related to political parties.
When can I respond?
In early 2020, every household in America will receive a notice to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail.
In May 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin following up in person with households that have yet to respond.