On Census Day, April 1, stars like Selena Gomez, Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, and Religion Hill teamed as much as inform YOU how vital it’s to fill out your 2020 Census! Watch the brand new When We All Vote vid.

Amidst the chaos that’s the coronavirus pandemic, it’s straightforward to let issues like filling out the 2020 Census fall by the wayside. However our pals at When We All Vote, in partnership with ATTN: and Census Counts, aren’t letting that occur. When We All Vote’s celeb co-chairs put collectively an pressing video message for his or her followers about how deeply impactful collaborating within the 2020 Census is to shaping the way forward for communities throughout the USA — particularly now. Within the video, launched on Census Day, April 1, Tom Hanks, Selena Gomez, Janelle Monáe, Religion Hill, Liza Koshy, and Megan Rapinoe be a part of forces to unfold the phrase.

You may watch the PSA, known as Everybody Counts, in its entirety above. “The 2020 Census might be a very powerful in our lifetimes,” Tom begins. “It’s going to determine how over 650 billion {dollars} — are distributed to native communities throughout the nation. That features the place cash is distributed for issues like well being care, public faculties and meals stamps,” Janelle and Liza say collectively. The celebrities stress that filling out a census kind will not be solely vital, nevertheless it’s tremendous straightforward, too. “Be seen, be heard, be counted, for lasting change. It makes a distinction,” their message ends. However let’s again up. For those who’re confused about what a census even is, right here’s the thin.

The 2020 Census will depend each individual residing in the USA and its 5 territories. Each family is inspired to fill out a brief questionnaire, which is able to arrive within the mail, to share essential information with the federal government that lawmakers, enterprise homeowners, academics, and others use to offer tailor-made help to communities. The info additionally determines what number of seats every state could have within the Home of Representatives, and the way $700 billion in federal funding can be distributed amongst communities all through the nation.

“At a time like this, we’re feeling a whole lot of uncertainty, and it’s essential that the folks representing us perceive our communities and our wants,” Selena mentioned in an announcement. “I’m excited to encourage everybody to take a couple of minutes to take part within the 2020 Census on-line, over the telephone, or by mail — as a result of all of us can have an effect on what our future seems like.” You can complete the 2020 Census online HERE.