Students in California are first introduced to the concept of civic duty in their fourth grade year. I remember reviewing the responsibilities with which American civilians are tasked with a ten year-old student. I explained to him that we, as residents and citizens of the United States, have certain responsibilities. As we moved down the list, we landed upon our civic duties that call upon us to serve on a jury and elect leaders through voting.
He paused for a moment, contemplating all that he had just learned. Then, all at once the enormity hit him, and he turned to me with incredulity and exclaimed, "Those are really big responsibilities!"
The team at Intelligent Partnerships agrees.
Because we believe that our performance of civic duties is integral to the health of a democratic nation, we will be dedicating space in our weekly newsletter to help support two very important events this year.
Like so many other things this year, the Census schedule has been altered due to COVID-19. You now have until October 31, 2020, to respond online or through the phone or mail (extended from July 31, 2020). To respond to the 2020 Census, you can visit the Census 2020 website.
One date that remains set in stone is Election Day, which always takes place on the first Tuesday in November. This year, it falls on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Register to vote here. Visit these pages for more information about your state's deadline to register or if you are eligible to vote by mail in your state.
You can also text FRIENDS to 26797 for more information.
Until October 31st and November 3, we remain committed to encouraging Americans to respond to the census and to vote.