The City of Malden is launching the Malden Complete Count Committee, or Malden Counts, to make sure every member of our community is counted in the Census 2020.
What is the Census?
“A headcount of every person living in the United States” conducted every ten years. This count was mandated by the US Constitution – Article 1, Section 2 – to be conducted every ten years to ensure proper representation of the people. The count determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representative. It is also used by leaders to understand community needs that inform policy, funding, and governance.
What the City of Malden is Doing Regarding Census?
“In advance of the Census, which officially launched on April 1, 2020, we are working with community organizations to spread awareness about the importance of being counted. Working with Mass Counts, we are asking Malden residents to pledge to be counted in the 2020 Census. Residents who complete an electronic or paper pledge card will receive a reminder when the Census becomes available, as well as resources to answer any questions they may have. Pledge cards will be available in English, simplified Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese, and Somali, and we are working on adding more languages as well.”
What should we do?
The “est way to help right now is to fill out the electronic pledge form so we can make sure you get counted. Once you’ve pledged, share the form with friends, family, and on social media using the #MassCounts and #MaldenCounts hashtags.
You can also sign up to volunteer with Malden Counts by contacting the Mayor’s office. We will be reaching out to volunteers with more information soon.”