Why does the Census matter to me?
Illinois receives $20 billion in federal funding through U.S. Census data. This funding is important as it supports vital programs such as Medicaid, highways, and programs that help low-income households, rural communities, and communities of color. If Illinoisans are not counted during the upcoming 2020 Census, fewer resources will come to the state.
Illinois is also at risk of losing two congressional seats in the upcoming Census and will have serious political ramifications.