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An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

April 1, 2020
Advocacy

Dear UCSF Community:

Every 10 years, people across the country and in California fill out the census in order to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. The census gives us data about our community, informs the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding, and determines the number of decision - makers representing us. An undercount means fewer resources for everyone - for every person not counted, our community loses $10,000.

Take the 2020 Census today. Be sure you include any person living in your household, family or not. Those who live in UCSF Housing will be counted with help from housing staff. 

The census asks nine basic questions like your address, age, race, and relationship to household residents, and does not ask about citizenship status or for information like a Social Security number. The census is safe, protected, and confidential.

When you complete the census, it helps our city get money for schools, hospitals, roads, social services, and more. Help the UCSF community receive the support we deserve and need! 

Sincerely,

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