Veterans

California is home to over 1.8 million former service members, which is the largest veteran population of any state in the United States. Veterans — particularly those who are recently transitioning into civilian life, older adults, experiencing homelessness or housing insecurities, and people with disabilities — are oftentimes undercounted during the Census. This veteran-centric Census 2020 effort focuses on reaching and engaging hard-to-count veterans. 

WHY IS THE 2020 CENSUS IMPORTANT FOR VETERANS?

  • Census data helps veterans, their families and their communities by shaping the equitability of many government and community programs.
  • The 2020 Census will help decide how billions of dollars of funding for programs reach our families. Your answers will help determine funding for dozens of programs that provide essential resources to Californians.
  • Census data determines funding allocations for schools, childcare programs, road maintenance projects, and social assistance programs.
  • An accurate count is especially crucial for veterans in rural communities, those with disabilities, and those at risk of homelessness.
  • Data from the 2020 Census will help the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plan programs and assess emerging needs for veterans.

2020 CENSUS DID YOU KNOW?

  • The 2020 Census data will inform the health and wellness of our families and neighborhoods. By filling out the form, your data informs where new hospitals are built and the improvements to our health programs.
  • Census data is used by businesses to decide where to invest and create jobs. Filling out the Census makes sure that we and our loved ones, neighbors, and communities get a fair shot at these business resources.
  • Our children and grandchildren’s future depend on getting an accurate Census count. When they are counted, their schools get their fair share of funding and resources.
  • Participating in the Census fulfills your civic duty and helps our families and communities in California for the next 10 years.

Check back soon for other resources!

Veterans Flyer
The purpose of this flyer is to inform and motivate veterans in the hardest-to-count (HTC) demographics to participate in the 2020 Census.

 

Rural Veterans Flyer
The purpose of this flyer is to inform and motivate veterans located in rural areas in the hardest-to-count (HTC) demographics to participate in the 2020 Census.

 

CalVet Veterans Resource Book
This goal of this resource is to provide veterans with the organization directory created by CalVet covering topics from housing to advocacy and assistance.

Veterans Toolkit
This toolkit provides messaging resources to help veteran-centric trusted messengers, such as veterans service organizations reach all Californians who served in the armed forces where they live, study, work, play and pray while amplifying the importance of participating in the 2020 Census to these Californians, their families, their peers, and their communities. 

U.S. Census Bureau Fact Sheet
A fact sheet created by the U.S. Census Bureau to inform people on how veterans are counted.

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We served. We Matter. We Count! Every 10 years, Californians who served in the armed forces have the power to build a better future for their families, loved ones, and neighbors by completing the #2020Census #EveryoneCounts #TakeTheCensus

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We served. We Matter. We Count! Every 10 years, Californians who served in the armed forces have the power to build a better future for their families, loved ones, and neighbors by completing the #2020Census #EveryoneCounts #TakeTheCensus

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Every California is needed to help California get a complete count in the #2020Census! We Served. We Matter. We Count! Learn more: CaliforniaCensus.org. #TakeTheCensus #CaliforniaForAll

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Every California is needed to help California get a complete count in the #2020Census! We Served. We Matter. We Count! Learn more: CaliforniaCensus.org. #TakeTheCensus #CaliforniaForAll

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Did you know that future resources for our children and grandchildren rely on a complete count during the #2020Census? We served for them, now let’s count for them! #TakeTheCensus #EveryoneCounts

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Did you know that future resources for our children and grandchildren rely on a complete count during the #2020Census? We served for them, now let’s count for them! #TakeTheCensus #EveryoneCounts

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Did you know that future resources for our children and grandchildren rely on a complete count during the #2020Census? We served for them, now let’s count for them! #TakeTheCensus #EveryoneCounts

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Did you know future resources for our loved ones and neighbors who served in the armed forces rely on a complete count? They served for us then, let’s serve for them. Take the #2020Census! #EveryoneCounts #CaliforniaForAll

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Did you know that future resources for our children and grandchildren rely on a complete count during the #2020Census? We served for them, now let’s count for them! #TakeTheCensus #EveryoneCounts 

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Did you know that future resources for our children and grandchildren rely on a complete count during the #2020Census? We served for them, now let’s count for them! #TakeTheCensus #EveryoneCounts