CENSUS 2020 – AN APPEAL TO AMERICANS OF POLISH DESCENT
All Poles in the United States and Americans of Polish descent are compelled to participate in the upcoming United States Census 2020. Every ten years, a census takes place in the United States, and all residents, regardless of their legal status, are obliged to take part in it. The collected data is not shared with other government institutions. The upcoming census will be carried out from March 1 to April 1, by mail, by telephone and online. We urge everybody to enter “Polish” or “Polish-American” when answering questions concerning ethnicity.
Why is this important? The size of each ethnic group determines its position and influence in matters concerning social and political reality. Important presidential elections are approaching, both in the United States and in Poland. A larger size of our Polish community in the USA will increase chances that our needs, expectations and demands are listened to and met by candidates and winners of the upcoming elections, as well as politicians in both countries. Please share this appeal with others.