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What Is the 2020 Census?

This PSA explains what the 2020 Census is, why it’s written in the U.S. Constitution, and why it’s important.


Use of this PSA is only permitted through the applicable expiration period of November 4, 2020. If you have placed this PSA somewhere online, it must be removed by that date.  Please reach out to with your organization name and contact information to receive an editable version of the PSA.

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